College for Adults | School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences


Are you ready to finish your bachelor’s degree, advance your career, and move your life ahead in a flexible program for adults? Get ready for the rich, liberal arts learning experience you deserve. Consider the hybrid (on-campus and online) English degree program on the St. Paul campus of St. Kate’s College for Adults.

Program Details

  • Classes meet: Evenings/weekends
  • Location: St. Paul Campus
  • Credits for major: 32
  • Time to completion: 24 months

What can I do with a degree in English?

You will build skills in analytical reasoning, critical reflection, and effective communication as you gain powerful insights from diverse cultures and perspectives. You’ll grow to understand issues of justice, with a focus on women’s points of view, while becoming a nimble thinker, capable problem-solver, and effective leader. You’ll amass a skills portfolio that’s highly valued in business, nonprofit, government and community organizations.

But, that’s not all. In today’s job market, you can’t afford to sit still. A St. Kate’s hybrid (on-campus and online) English degree prepares you to become a lifelong learner, adapting quickly to new challenges and opportunities in work and life.

what will I study?

You will learn in a powerful learning community of likeminded adult students – guided by faculty mentors who value and respect adult women’s life experiences.

First, you’ll meet with your adviser to design a flexible program of study. Ground your learning in high quality English courses, as well as flexible course options to suit your unique interests. You'll take eight courses, including:

  • Two literature courses: Indulge your passion for great writing, from classics to emerging voices.
  • Two courses in professional or creative writing: “Writing for the Digital Age,” “Creative Nonfiction” and more.
  • Two language studies courses: Learn about the power of language in your life and in society.
  • One additional English course in language studies, literature or writing
  • A capstone course, tying your learning together.

You’ll also be strongly encouraged to integrate multidisciplinary perspectives into your English major by taking two additional courses in psychology, communication, business, leadership, public health or other disciplines.

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why St. Kate’s?

St. Catherine University credentials carry weight in the working world. Employers hire Katies because we’re well-rounded with deep entrepreneurial spirit. Plus, a St. Kate’s private, adult-centered education is more affordable than you might think!

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Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.



Our faculty are active researchers, industry and academic award winners and influential members of professional organizations. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

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