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, a range of liberal arts courses called Pathways and a senior level component currently called Writing Intensive.

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 best 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

Interim Director


Bret Amundson, DMA

Director of Choral Activities + Associate Director of General Education + Benedictine Professor
T4103
(218) 625-4983 
bamundson@css.edu