English (dual degree) - BA

English/Master of Public Health

St. Kate's offers the opportunity to apply a student's liberal arts education in the field of public health through a unique 3+2 dual-degree program in English/master of public health, global health focus (MPH). The dual-degree program allows students to complete their bachelor's degree while pursuing the MPH degree.

English students (College for Women only) will complete the English and pre-public health sequence of courses and supporting work for the MPH program. This includes courses in global health, biology or chemistry, and statistics while providing a special emphasis in English.

From literary criticism to creative writing to linguistics, St. Catherine University’s English curriculum affords students the chance to learn and grow across a multitude of interdisciplinary backgrounds.

The Literature, Language, Writing department offers robust, relevant and dynamic courses, many of which fulfill the University’s liberal arts core requirements. The department’s literature courses fulfill the literature requirement, many writing courses meet the writing intensive requirement, and some of the literature and language courses fulfill the women's studies and/or critical studies of race and ethnicity requirement.

To enroll in this program, students apply to the MPH program during their junior year. If they are admitted to the MPH program, they receive a BA in English upon completion of the first year of the MPH program. The curriculum for the English major is listed in the Pre-Professional Programs, Pre-Public health section of this catalog.