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The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 723-6046
(800) 249-6412
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Rondell S. Berkeland, Ed.D, M.P.H., OTR
Department Chair
Science 2103
(218) 723-7033

Health Sciences

Fast Facts: Health Sciences

  • Desirable option for students interested in health care, but who elect not to pursue a disciplinary degree program. Health Sciences is a non-major school degree for students with an interest in health care, but who have not fulfilled the requirements for a specific program within the School.
  • Students work closely with the Dean of the School of Health Sciences in developing a customized instructional plan.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to initiate clinical experiences as part of this program.

Program Requirements

36 health science/related credits
16 upper-division health science/related

Internship or Clinicals

Clinical experience gained while enrolled in another CSS program may be applied to the health sciences major under certain circumstances. Numerous opportunities exist for internships in health care facilities throughout the Duluth-Superior area. Program staff work closely with students to help identify internship opportunities. 


Equipped with critical thinking skills and a broad knowledge of health care and human services systems, graduates of this program  have gone on to work in continuing care retirement communities, hospitals, nonprofits and other healthcare facilities. Others have pursued graduate study in such areas as occupational therapy, athletic training other health science professions.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brain power and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

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  • "I chose to major in health sciences because it aligned with both my enthusiasm for exploring the sciences and my desire to work with the local community. CSS offers a strong interaction among students, peers and professors which contributes to more success for students."

    – Kai Mitchell, ‘14