Wherever you are in life, our bachelor’s completion programs offer the flexibility you need. Earn your degree while balancing work, family and everyday life. At Saint Mary’s, you’ll save time and money. Apply earned credits and experience toward your bachelor’s degree, including past work experience, prior credits earned and military service. They all count toward earning your bachelor’s degree in as little as two years.
Our bachelor's completion programs are designed for adults who lead busy lives. We work with prospective students every step of the way through the admission process providing a preliminary degree plan to show them where they are currently with their transfer credits and what they have left to complete to obtain their bachelor’s degree.
1,100 Total undergraduate enrollment
15% Students enrolled in non-traditional programs
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees
Criminal Justice Leadership
Human Resource Management
New or unique programs
B.S. Applied Psychology
B.S. Information Technology
Online adult undergraduate accelerated
Fall (Sept. – Dec.)
Spring (Jan. – April)
Summer (May – Aug.)
I loved Saint Mary’s. The classes are structured to help people who haven’t taken classes recently, and I liked the collaborative learning style. Being able to have meaningful conversations, presentations, and experiential learning was very helpful.
Jessica Lochen ’21
A minimum of 30 semester credits are required for admission. Receive credit for prior learning. Your past credits are always eligible – they never expire. We accept technical college credits as well as military, industry and business training via the American Council on Education (ACE) or PLA. You can apply standardized tests such as CLEP or DSST toward your degree. Transfer up to 90 credits (75 percent of your bachelor’s of science degree). Please contact Saint Mary’s staff for a preliminary transfer evaluation. Learn more about transferring credits.
Maximum number of credits that can transfer
Number of credits required for degree
Minimum cumulative GPA required
Minimum grade required for a course to transfer
Block transfer acceptance for two-year college students
► Accepts Associate of Arts degree
► Accepts Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
Students who have completed the MnTC or an A.A. from a regionally accredited institution are considered to have met Saint Mary’s general education requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.
Rolling admission (email for specific deadlines), Priority admission deadline – four to five weeks before the start of semester
2.00 GPA for regular admission
30 college-level credits with grades of C- or higher that includes an English Composition course
Where electronic transcripts must be sent
Financial aid & cost
Cost per credit
Bachelor Completion Scholarship
Partner Scholarship in Cooperation with Corporate Partners
Community College Adult Transfer Scholarship (for those who have completed any associate degree).
Learn more about financial aid at Saint Mary's.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Office of Admission
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