College for Adults | School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences


Are you interested in thinking critically about human behavior, thinking and emotion? Are you looking for ways to better understand yourself and others, and apply your learning in a wide variety of career options?

Consider a hybrid (on-campus and online) psychology degree in St. Paul from St. Kate’s College for Adults. You’ll gain insights into psychological theories and practices — and learn how to apply them in real-world professional settings.

Program Details

  • Classes meet: Evenings/weekends
  • Location: St. Paul Campus
  • Credits for major: 40
  • Time to completion: 24 months

What can I do with a degree in psychology?

Why do people behave in different ways? How do people learn? How can groups work effectively together to make decisions? What are various types of mental illnesses, their symptoms and treatments?

St. Kate's hybrid (on-campus and online) psychology program graduates apply answers to these and other questions in a wide variety of career settings, including:

  • Non-profit social service organizations
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Government agencies
  • Businesses
  • Marketing or public relations firms
  • Residential treatment centers
  • Schools

The hybrid (on-campus and online) psychology degree program will not prepare you to provide direct, one-on-one clinical care for individuals. Rather, you'll use this major to prepare for careers in which you'll design, deliver and evaluate programs and services. This major can also prepare you for graduate studies in counseling, mental health, clinical psychology, or occupational therapy.

what will I study?

Through core courses, you'll get a foundation in psychological theories, research methods, current issues in psychology, and applying psychological knowledge in real-world situations.

You'll also choose one of four tracks to meet your unique career goals:

Research and Educational Psychology
Critically evaluate and apply social, historical and political aspects of psychology to education, research, and program development and evaluation.

Social, Community and Leadership Psychology
Analyze social factors and apply human diversity theories and practices to influence the well-being of individuals and communities.

Mental Health and Developmental Psychology
Understand evidence-based practices related to human development, as well as concepts related to therapy and assessment.

Individualized Applied Psychology
Complete departmental and interdepartmental coursework on a theme of your own choosing, in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Students interested in preparing for admission into the Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy degree may pursue a "3+3" pre-OT track.

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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!

Tuition and Financial Aid

  • Tuition (2018-19): $445/credit
  • Financial Aid: Most College for Adults students receive some form of financial aid. Find out more

Tuition rates are subject to change each June 1. Additional costs for the program will include fees for student services and technology, books, etc

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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.