Graduation Requirements

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

Healthcare Certificate Programs

  • Completion of the University's residency requirement (all credits taken at St. Catherine University unless stated otherwise by the program)
  • 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 University
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  • Completion of an Intent to Graduate form

Associate Degree Programs

  • Completion of all program requirements within seven years of admittance to St. Catherine University
  • Completion of liberal arts and sciences core requirements
  • Completion of the residency requirement of 30 semester credits in residence
  • Completion of all professional courses within five years of beginning the sequence
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  • Completion of an Intent to Graduate form

Certificates

  • Completion of certificate requirements
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0

Baccalaureate Degree Programs in the College for Women

Candidates for a B.A. or B.S. degree must fulfill the following graduation requirements:

  • A minimum of 130 semester credits including:
    1. completion of the liberal arts and sciences core requirements for either the B.A. or B.S. degree, as appropriate to the major;
    2. acceptance into and completion of the requirements for an approved major
  • Demonstration of required proficiency in writing
  • Completion of the residency requirement of 48 of the last 64 semester credits in residence (applies to students seeking their first or second bachelor's degree)
  • Completion of an Intent to Graduate form
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0

Baccalaureate Degree Programs in the College for Adults

Candidates for a B.A., B.S. or B.S.N. degree must fulfill the following graduation requirements:

  • A minimum of 120 semester credits including:
    1. completion of the liberal arts and sciences core requirements for either the B.A., B.S. or B.S.N. degree, as appropriate to the major;
    2. acceptance into and completion of the requirements for an approved major
  • Demonstration of required proficiency in writing
  • Completion of the residency requirement of 48 of the last 64 semester credits in residence1 (applies to students seeking their first or second bachelor's degree)
  • Completion of an Intent to Graduate form
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
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Candidates for a B.S.N. degree enrolled in the RN-BSN Degree Completion section are required to complete a minimum of 30 semester credits in residence. This requirement is reduced to 26 semester credits for RN-BSN students who have completed a previous baccalaureate degree.