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 four disciplined-based schools:
- School of Business
- Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Sciences
- School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences
- School of Nursing
The schools, collectively, are home to more than 100 fields of study - many available in traditional, online and weekend/evening formats.
School of Business
The School of Business embodies the university mission to prepare 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 fully online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.
Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Sciences (HSSHS)
The Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Sciences 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 at the associate, baccalaureate, and doctoral levels across a wide range of disciplines. These disciplines include dietetics, exercise science, health informatics, holistic health, nutrition science, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, radiation therapy, radiography, respiratory care, social work, and sonography.
School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (SHAS)
The St. Catherine University School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences offers a comprehensive approach to the liberal arts, providing an extensive range of interdisciplinary degrees rooted in creative thinking and amplified through global understanding. We welcome all students who seek to become career-ready professionals and leaders with a breadth of and depth of study built on a foundation of social justice. Our model of learning is inspired by a legacy of women leaders — preparing each student to innovate and impact lives and careers.
We honor a legacy shaped by the Sisters of St. Joseph. We welcome all students to a learning community of strong, future-focused women who embody a spirit of inclusion and impact the world around them. As critical thinkers and ethical decision-makers, our students champion what’s good and just. Our distinct formula of learning deepens engagement with the greater community — both in work and in life. We design learning experiences that prepare students for meaningful lives and successful careers. By offering wide-ranging courses of study, we ready well-rounded students for promising careers in a variety of fields. Liberal arts is foundational to education and essential to career pursuits. By combining these principles with specialized applied learning, we inspire students with life-enhancing experiences and prepare them for professional opportunities.
School of Nursing
The St. Catherine University School of Nursing reflects a tradition of excellence in nursing education that began in 1900 with St. Mary’s Hospital Training School for Nurses on the Minneapolis campus. Today, we prepare baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate nurses to lead and influence. We offer three undergraduate BSN programs (College for Women, College for Adults, and the RN-BSN program), three master’s programs (Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, and the MSN - Entry Level), and three doctorate programs (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, and DNP - Post-Master’s), as well as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner second-certificate program.
Nursing needs leaders who engage with intention, act with justice, and serve with compassion. The School of Nursing at St. Catherine University educates students who are prepared to lead together in nursing, health care, and society now and into the future.