Schools and Colleges

At St. Catherine University students enroll in one of three colleges: the College for Women, the College for Adults, or the Graduate College. They then pursue their majors or programs of study through three disciplined-based schools:

  • School of Business
  • Henrietta Schmoll School of Health
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

The schools, collectively, are home to more than 100 fields of study - many available in both traditional and weekend/evening formats.

School of Business

The School of Business emmbodies the university mission to prepre women to lead and influence. We prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to achieve highly successful business careers and meaningful lives as leaders who can change the world. Our women centered education combines practice-based career readiness, social responsibility, academic excellence, and a supportive and inclusive community of students and faculty. That strong industry experienced faculty is devoted to student advancement and see student success as the school’s success.

Baccalaureate majors offered in the School of Business include accounting, professional sales (healthcare and business to business), business administration, marketing, business management,  fashion design and merchandising. The graduate programs include a fully online MBA and a hybrid Master in Organizational Leadership and both programs offer certificates.

School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (SHAS)

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences is named for its three academic foci:  the Humanities; the Visual and Media Arts and the Natural and Social Sciences. All three areas of study play an equally important role in the education of students. These three areas, taken together, comprise the liberal arts, a foundational element of the historic College of St. Catherine and one major component of the university’s three-part mission. 

The Humanities explore crucial questions about what it means to be a thinking, imaginative, and creative human being. The Arts provide students and the university community with opportunities to develop their creative potential. Scientific literacy is crucial for our 21st-century global environment and economy, and the departments in the natural and social sciences help students become scientifically literate citizens. Overall, The School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences prepares students with the knowledge and skills to be successful in a wide variety of careers and in graduate and professional programs. Students learn to understand deeply, analyze critically, explore and judge available solutions, and take effective, ethical action in increasingly complex and ever-changing global communities.

The School offers more than 30 majors and 35 minors, including some of the most popular majors for students: psychology, English, and biology. Education programs are offered at two degree levels and in Montessori. All elementary education majors are required to complete a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) certificate. The School also houses the Master of Library and Information Science program.

Henrietta Schmoll School of Health (HSSH)

The Henrietta Schmoll School of Health is a recognized leader in preparing competent, compassionate, and principled healthcare and human services professionals.  It also engages clinical and community partners to influence health, health systems and health policy.

Highlighting interprofessional healthcare education in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings, students work across traditional program boundaries to prepare for real-world work scenarios. 

The School offers programs in such areas as radiography, sonography, occupational and physical therapy, dietetics and nutrition science, holistic health, nursing, social work, and exercise and sports science. It also has a range of entry-level to advanced-level education such as the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.