Bachelor’s degree requirements

Through St. Kate’s Evening/Weekend/Online program, you can complete either a Bachelor of Arts (available for all majors) or a Bachelor of Science (available for selected majors) from the University’s College for Women.

To earn your degree, you’ll need to complete a minimum of 130 semester credits. At least 48 of your last 64 credits must be taken at St. Catherine University from the following:

  • Courses for one of 17 majors are offered by the College for Women through Evening/Weekend/Online.
  • Core liberal arts courses. Core liberal arts requirements vary for the B.A. and B.S. options.
  • Additional elective courses, as needed, to achieve a minimum of 130 credits. Add a minor, pick up additional skills or explore a topic that interests you.

Transfer your credits

St. Kate’s will work with you to transfer credits from your previous college experience, or grant you credit for prior learning. Then, we’ll work with you to complete additional credits.

You’ll have fewer core liberal arts courses to complete if you have completed an Associate of Arts degree or attended a Minnesota community college and completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). See our transfer page for details.

Writing Requirement & IT Proficiency

The ability to communicate and use information effectively is critical to both professional achievement and the fulfillment of public responsibilities and personal relationships.

Throughout the curriculum, you will learn to communicate to a variety of audiences and access and manipulate information through oral and written communication and information technology (IT) skills.

Core Liberal Arts Requirements

REQUIREMENTS BACHELOR OF ARTS
Common Courses
The Reflective Woman CORE 1000 or 2000*
Global Search for Justice CORE 3990
Women's Fitness & Wellness EXSS 1100 (2 credits)
Foundations in Humanities, Arts and Sciences
Humanities:
Theology, Philosophy, Literature, History
1 course in Theology
1 course in Philosophy
3 courses among Literature, History and Languages or an additional theology/philosophy,
(can be 2 in one language otherwise must be in different disciplines)
Fine and Performing Arts:
Art, Music, Theater, Classical Mythology
1 course
Behavioral and Social Sciences:
Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, Political Science, Economics
1 course
Natural Sciences:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
1 course
Mathematics and Logical Reasoning 1 course
Skills and Perspectives****
Written Communication 4 courses
Oral Communication 1 course (beginning Fall 2014)
Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity/Women's Studies 1 course
REQUIREMENTS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Common Courses
The Reflective Woman CORE 1000 or 2000*
Global Search for Justice CORE 3990
Women's Fitness & Wellness EXSS 1100 (2 credits)
Foundations in Humanities, Arts and Sciences
Humanities:
Theology, Philosophy, Literature, History
1 course in Theology
1 course in Philosophy
3 courses among Literature, History and Languages and Fine Arts***
(can be 2 in one language, otherwise must be in different disciplines)
Behavioral and Social Sciences:
Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, Political Science, Economics
1 course
Natural Sciences:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
1 course
Mathematics and Logical Reasoning 1 course
Skills and Perspectives****
Written Communication 4 course
Oral Communication 1 course (beginning Fall 2014)
Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity/Women's Studies 1 course

* Students may take a CORE 1000 or 2000 Reflective Woman (TRW) course with a Fine and Performing Arts or Humanities focus that will fulfill both the TRW requirement and an Art or Humanities requirement.

** Theology: For students pursuing a B.A., one theology course must be an approved Christian-based theology course or equivalent to a St. Catherine 100- or 200-level theology course. The second requirement may be any theology course or a philosophy course. For students pursuing a B.S., the one required theology course must be an approved Christian-based theology course or equivalent to a St. Catherine 100- or 200-level theology course.

*** High school language and/or proficiency exams cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.

**** Skills and Perspectives course content is integrated within other courses such as TRW, CORE 3990 Global Search for Justice (GSJ), major courses and liberal arts courses. Typically, a separate, additional course is not required to fulfill these requirements.

Second major and second degree options

If you have already earned a bachelor’s degree you may enroll as a “second major” student and complete only courses required for a particular major. Or, by enrolling as a “second degree” student, you may earn a full, second bachelor’s degree by completing courses required for your major, as well as the following core liberal arts courses: The Reflective Woman and Global Search for Justice.

RN-BS Degree Completion requirements

The RN-BS Degree Completion option is for women and men who have already earned an associate degree in nursing and now want to complete a B.S. degree from St. Catherine’s College for Applied and Continuing Learning. Different degree requirements apply.