We Focus on Applied Learning

Our mission is to prepare you for the challenges of the 21st century workforce. With more than 200 majors, minors, certificates and programs, synergetic colleges and schools and one-on-one instruction from our faculty, we make sure you get the tools you need to succeed in today’s fast-paced, global society.

At St. Cloud State, your education goes beyond the classroom. Our focus on applied learning means you receive the opportunity to gain real-world experience in your field of study. By focusing on providing hands-on learning and interaction, we put you in a position where you can turn academic experiences into marketable skills.

As one of the largest public university in Minnesota, we offer cutting-edge facilities and academic research opportunities, without compromising our focus on student success.

Our Academic Areas

College of Education and Learning Design

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The College of Education and Learning Design prepares high-quality teachers, administrators, counselors, scholars and other school and community professionals, and includes a doctoral program in higher education administration.

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College of Health and Wellness Professions

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The College of Health and Wellness Professions educates students to be nurses, sports scientists, social workers, lab technicians, gerontologists, speech pathologists, counselors, teachers and more.

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College of Liberal Arts and School of the Arts

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The College of Liberal Arts offers major and minor programs in the arts, humanities and social sciences, as well as professional and graduate programs. 

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College of Science and Engineering and School of Computing, Engineering & Environment

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The College of Science and Engineering provides learning and research opportunities for students interested in biology, chemistry, geography/GIS, land surveying, physics, mathematics, computer science and more.

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Herberger Business School

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The nationally-accredited Herberger Business School is one of only seven accredited business colleges in Minnesota. It includes eight major courses of study, as well as the Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration programs.

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Honors College

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The Honors College invites academically motivated students to further develop their skills with a structured first-year experience, community courses, advanced research and more.

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When You Choose SCSU, You Choose:

  • Faculty who believe in the value of teaching – You will be taught by professors and instructors, not assistants.
  • A portfolio of majors, minors, certificates and programs that will prepare you for numerous employment opportunities upon graduation.
  • Global learning through our Education Abroad programs.
  • Credit for internships and hands-on learning experiences.
  • Collaboration and outreach with one of many community-involved projects.
  • Research with your professors and fellow scholars.
  • Possibilities to apply your learning through academic and cultural student organizations.

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