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 prepares lifelong learners to initiate ideas and take action in a globally-connected, changing world. Bachelor's and graduate degrees, certificates and professional development programming span finance, marketing, sales, management, ethics, and consumer science.,

Programs include the nationally recognized Center for Sales Innovation, the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and the Master of Business Administration.

Other baccalaureate majors offered in the School of Business include accounting, professional sales (healthcare and business to business), business administration, business management, apparel design, and fashion merchandising.

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, Media, and Performing 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 St. Kate's first-ever graduate program, the Master of Arts in Theology, as well as the Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity program, and the Master of Library and Information Science program, the only library and information science program in Minnesota, and one of only 62 in North America, accredited by the American Library Association.

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.

The School offers programs in such areas as radiography, sonography, occupational and physical therapy, dietetics, holistic health, 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.