The College of St. Scholastica, a 102-year-old Catholic Benedictine college, has announced the expansion of its program offerings in Arizona and its first on-the-ground program.
Following approval from the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, St. Scholastica will offer in-person Bachelor of Arts in Social Work beginning January 2015. With an emphasis on field experience and personalized learning plans, St. Scholastica social work students graduate prepared to lead community efforts in health programs, schools, shelters, service agencies and a variety of other settings.
St. Scholastica also now offers 12 online programs in Arizona. Start dates for the programs range from early summer to fall. Programs are Bachelor of Arts in Business and Technology Studies, Bachelor of Arts/Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Health Information Management, Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics, Bachelor of Arts in Management, Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior, Master of Science in Project Management, Registered Nurse – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BS), Master of Business Administration in Rural Healthcare, and Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
“We’re proud of this next step in establishing robust programs in Arizona. Social work and health information management are key areas of long-standing expertise, experience and successful student outcomes for The College of St. Scholastica,” said Arizona regional director Maria Laughner. “Arizona students now have an enhanced opportunity for high-caliber private education.”
The College of St. Scholastica began operations in Arizona in January 2014 at the Communiversity @ Surprise, an innovative higher learning institution and partnership among six schools: Glendale Community College, Phoenix College, Rio Salado College, Ottawa University, Northern Arizona University and The College of St. Scholastica. In addition to its site in Surprise, St. Scholastica operates eight other U.S. locations as well as a virtual campus, with a total enrollment of more than 4,200 students.
St. Scholastica is regularly recognized for the quality of its academic programs. The 2014 “America’s Best Colleges” survey by U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks St. Scholastica in the top tier of Midwestern universities.