Graduation Requirements

Associate Degree Programs

To be eligible to graduate from an associate degree program, students must fulfill the following graduation requirements:

  • 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 a Graduation Application form

Certificates

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

Baccalaureate Degree Programs in the College for Women: Students Enrolling or Re-Enrolling Fall 2021 or Later1

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

  • A minimum of 128 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
  • Completion of the residency requirement of 48 semester credits in residence (applies to students seeking their first or second bachelor's degree)
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 upper-division (3XXX or 4XXX-level) credits
  • Completion of a Graduation Application form
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0

Baccalaureate Degree Programs in the College for Adults: Students Enrolling or Re-Enrolling Fall 2021 or Later1

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
  • Completion of the residency requirement of 48 semester credits in residence (applied to students seeking their first or second bachelor's degree)
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 upper-division (3XXX or 4XXX-level) credits
  • Completion of a Graduation Application form
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0

The graduation requirements will be amended for students subject to the 2022-2023 catalog (i.e., enrolling or re-enrolling during the 2022-2023 academic year). This information is provided for future reference only.

Certificates

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

Baccalaureate Degree Requirement for Students Enrolling or Re-Enrolling at St. Catherine University Fall 2022 or Later1

Candidates for a B.A., B.S., or B.S.N.2 degree must fulfill the following graduation requirements:

  • A minimum of 120 semester credits including:
    • completion of the general education core LIFE curriculum3
    • acceptance into and completion of the requirements for an approved major
  • Completion of the residency requirement of 32 semester credits in residence (this applies to students seeking their first or second bachelor's degree)
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 upper-division (3000- or 4000-level) credits
  • Completion of a Graduation Application form
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0