Bachelor's Degree Requirements
Through Evening/Weekend/Online at St. Kate’s, 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, including:
- Courses for your major
- Core liberal arts courses (see below). 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.
At least 48 of your last 64 credits must be taken "in residence" at St. Catherine University.
Transfer your credits
With your previous college experience, may be closer than you think to meeting the requirements listed above. St. Kate’s will work with you to transfer credits you've earned at other colleges, or grant you credit for prior learning. You’ll have fewer core liberal arts courses to take 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 policy page for details.
Core Liberal Arts Requirements
What is liberal arts learning about at St. Catherine University? It's about gaining the kind of 21st century skills — critical thinking, intellectual inquiry, effective communication, leadership, innovation, ethical decisionmaking, and more — that get St. Kate's graduates noticed by employers.
Our Liberal Arts Core Requirements embody St. Catherine's mission, challenging you to transformational leadership and preparing you for a world in which respect for diverse voices and perspectives and the ability to work toward social change are crucial. Core requirements fulfill the university's liberal arts learning goals in these areas:
- Leadership and Collaboration
- Ethics and Social Justice
- Diversity and Global Perspectives
- Critical and Creative Inquiry
- Discipline-Based Competence
- Effective Communication in a Variety of Modes
- Purposeful Life-Long Learning
Bookend core courses, The Reflective Woman (TRW) and Global Search for Justice (GSJ), connect you to the mission and vision of St. Catherine, building community through active, student-centered learning. Most students complete TRW, a gateway experience in critical inquiry, in their first term. GSJ, the capstone course, will challenge you to apply the lessons of your education to issues of justice throughout the world.
In core liberal arts courses, you'll expand your thinking in ways you never imagined:
RN-BS Degree Completion
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 with a Nursing major from St. Catherine’s College for Applied and Continuing Learning. Different degree requirements apply. Click here for details.