General Requirements

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General Requirements

To be eligible to graduate from a certificate or associate degree program, you must fulfill the following graduation requirements

Healthcare Certificate Programs

  • Completion of the University's residency requirement
  • Completion of all professional courses within five years of beginning the sequence
  • Completion of all program requirements within seven years of admittance to St. Catherine's
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0

Other Certificate Programs

  • Completion of program requirements.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

Associate Degree Programs

  • Completion of all program requirements within seven years of admittance to St. Catherine's
  • Completion of the residency requirement of 40 of the last 60 semester credits in residence
  • A.S. and A.A.S. degrees only: Completion of all professional courses within five years of beginning the sequence
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0

Associate Degree Liberal Arts and Science Requirements

  • Written/Oral Composition and Communication - ENGL 1100
  • Humanities - two credits in literature (ENGL 2100, 2500 or 2982) and two credits in art (ART 1020, 1300, 1500, 2982)
  • Natural Science and Mathematics - six credits (may be taken in biology, chemistry, ecology, mathematics or physics)
  • Theology - two credits
  • Social and Behavioral Science - eight credits (PSYC 1000, SSCS 1000 and two other credits in social science or history electives)
  • Philosophy - PHIL 2000
  • Core Integrated Learning (CIL) course - two credits

At least four additional credits of liberal arts and sciences are required for the A.A.S. degree and the A.S. degree. Individual programs may require specific credits in the liberal arts and sciences. You are encouraged to refer to your program's curriculum guide for program-specific credit requirements.

For information about the two credit minimum requirement for Core Integrated Learning (CIL), refer to the Academic Programs, Institutes and Centers section of this catalog.

A student who fails to meet minimal grade requirements in a program-required liberal arts and sciences course will not graduate until she or he has done one of the following:

  • Reregistered for and satisfactorily repeated the entire course (if the course is not offered for variable credit) or the necessary segments of the course (if the course is offered for variable credit), or
  • Satisfactorily completed a course elsewhere and transferred the credits to St. Catherine University. NOTE: Students should have such courses approved prior to registration to be sure that these credits will transfer and fulfill the requirements for graduation.

Students must take liberal arts and sciences courses in the order prescribed by the University and the student's program director.

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For a complete description of university requirements, see the undergraduate catalog