The General Education Program

The General Education program at The College of St. Scholastica provides students a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences that is rooted in our Catholic Benedictine Heritage and cultivates a conscientious use of knowledge that prepares them for responsible living in a global community. The program has three components: a first year experience known as Dignitas and two required courses in composition and communication, a range of liberal arts courses called Pathways and an upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.

Historically Benedictines have been scholars, caregivers, educators and artists; the liberal arts mirror the broad pathways that Benedictines have pioneered. The rigor and breadth of our program prepare St. Scholastica students to meet the present and face the future with wisdom, faith and imagination.

The College of St. Scholastica outcomes define the components of this distinctive program and reflect the Benedictine values of our College:

  • Heritage
  • Scope and Depth of Learning
  • Intellectual and Foundational Skills
  • Personal and Social Responsibility
  • Integration of Learning


Bret Amundson, DMA

Director of Choral Activities + Associate Director of General Education + Benedictine Professor
(218) 625-4983