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The College of St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica’s psychology program features more than 20 courses taught by award-winning faculty. As with all of our majors, we place a strong emphasis on hands-on education. This means that you will have the opportunity to conduct and evaluate research projects, guided closely by faculty as you’re encouraged to discover and develop your own areas of interest.

You will develop excellent critical thinking and writing skills, which are essential for psychology professionals. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in unique learning experiences, such as an elective course on the science of happiness that culminates with a trip to Denmark, whose citizens are often ranked among the world’s happiest.

Program graduates are well-poised to find jobs immediately upon graduation or pursue graduate studies in counseling, clinical psychology, or a variety of other health care fields.

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The professors were so involved and I feel they genuinely cared about my success.

Megan Casey, ’20

Degree Details


Are You Looking for a Face-to-Face (on-campus) Experience?

St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.

Are You Looking for a 100% Online or Hybrid Experience?

St. Scholastica is committed to providing adult students highly competitive tuition for all programs. This exceptional value for a comprehensive educational experience will allow you to advance in your career.


Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.



Research and Internships

Psychology majors at St. Scholastica have the option to take the Directed Applied Project in Psychology (DAPP) during their junior or senior year, an internship where students apply their theoretical knowledge to actual experiences in the field. Students in the program have worked with mental health patients, children in residential treatment programs, with probation officers or completed research.

Career Outlook

Many graduates of the psychology program enter the workplace immediately in residential treatment and correctional facilities. Others pursue graduate studies in counseling, clinical psychology, occupational or physical therapy programs, or medicine. Psychology is a fast-growing career field; the projected growth rate for psychologists is 22% between 2010-2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower 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, German, Ojibwe and Spanish.

Admission Information

Visit our admissions page for information about transcripts, online application, international admissions and financing.


New Student
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for entrance into the college

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

Returning Students

A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.

Application Deadlines

Are You Looking for a Face-to-Face (on-campus) Experience?

Students applying for the fall semester have two application timelines to choose from – Early Action (Nov. 15) and Regular Decision (Feb. 1). Both options are completely free and deposits are fully refundable until May 1. We will accept applications for fall semester through the end of August.

Are You Looking for a 100% Online or Hybrid Experience?

Most of our online and hybrid programs operate on a rolling admission basis – allowing you to apply anytime. Once your application and other necessary documents are received, we will forward them to the appropriate department for review.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.