Degree Options

Certificate of Completion

St. Catherine University awards certificates in both the College for Adults and the College for Women. These certificate programs range from the vocational to the professional level and equip students with specialized knowledge, skills and decision-making competencies necessary for working in a variety of settings.

Associate Degree

St. Catherine University awards the associate of applied science (A.A.S.) and the associate of arts (A.A.) degrees to students upon successful completion of academic requirements. The University also awards the associate of science (A.S.) degree for students completing the nursing or health science major who entered the University under the requirements of a previous catalog.

Baccalaureate Degree

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is offered by every major field at the University, with the exception the nursing major for the B.S.N. degree. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is offered within certain majors as an alternative to the B.A., at the option of the student. The B.S.N. is offered for students who complete the BSN nursing major in the College for Adults.

The B.A., B.S. and B.S.N. degrees differ in terms of the liberal arts requirements that must be fulfilled to complete the degree, and major requirements may differ as well. In cases where students choose to double major, they will declare the degree choice at the time the major is declared. In the case of double majors that offer different degrees, students will earn the B.A. and may also earn the B.S. or B.S.N., provided they complete the core requirements for both degrees.