College for Adults | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Public Health

Do you want to increase quality of life, health, and safety for communities large and small? When you earn your hybrid (on-campus and online) public health degree in St. Paul from St. Kate's College for Adults, you will gain the skills and experience to influence health and safety policies, improve the health of populations and work for social justice.

What can I do with a degree in Public Health?

Students who graduate from the hybrid (on-campus and online) public health program from St. Kate's College for Adults will possess the skills and experience to enter into positions such as:

  • Community health worker/educator
  • Environmental health technician
  • Prevention outreach specialist
  • Program manager
  • AmeriCorps or Peace Corps

what will I study?

Each course for the bachelor's in public health for adult learners meets in a hybrid format, combining evening/weekend meetings on our St. Paul campus with online learning between sessions — perfect for busy adults.

You'll learn about:

  • Public health foundations
  • Global health
  • Epidemiology
  • Healthcare teams
  • Biological impacts on human health
  • Ethics

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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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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.