At a Glance
Saint Katherine College is an undergraduate college of liberal arts and sciences that focuses its integrative teaching in the core subjects of Composition, English Language and Literature, Foreign Language, American Government and History, Economics, Mathematics, and the Sciences in addition to instruction in concentration-specific degree requirements. Outstanding teaching and research—with relevance to the practical world and Christian witness as guiding principles—is our primary purpose- Inquiry Seeking Wisdom.
College programs encompass several academic disciplines and degree-granting programs, as well as interdisciplinary collaborations, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries. We realize these aims in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society. All students complete a six-semester interdisciplinary core, one semester of college algebra, one semester of introductory statistics and critical problem solving, two semesters of science, one semester of Orthodox Christian theology and one semester of New Testament.
Saint Katherine College is independent, coeducational, not-for-profit and privately endowed. The College admits students of all religious and faith backgrounds. All classes are taught by experienced faculty who have earned terminal degrees in their academic field.
Vision/Mission: To provide a balanced education in the liberal arts & sciences, founded and rooted in the life of the Orthodox Christian Tradition- Inquiry Seeking Wisdom.
Licensure: Saint Katherine College is approved and licensed by the California Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education (BPPE) to award Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. (https://app.dca.ca.gov/bppe/view-school.asp?schlcode=39184694)
Enrollment: 2013-2014: 102 (15 states represented); 19% Hispanic, 11% African American, 2% Asian American, 2% Pacific Islander; 12 different denominations represented
Admissions: Student enrollment applications are due May 15th for the Fall of 2014 and November 15th for the Spring of 2015.
Bachelor of Arts
- Business, Management & Economics
- English Language & Literature
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Theology (Orthodox Christian)
Bachelor of Science
- Biological Sciences
- Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Kinesiology & Nutrition
MA in Orthodox Christian Studies
MA in Global Urban and Intercultural Studies
Saint Katherine College has a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, and of the full-time members of the faculty, all hold either a doctoral degree or the highest degree in their field.
Fall (September-December) and Spring (January-May) semesters.
All students work with faculty advisors, and academic and personal counseling are available.
Literary journal (Saint Katherine Review), dance and musical groups, plus numerous special interest, service, and honorary organizations. Men’s and women’s intramural sports, as well as a variety of planned and impromptu outdoor activities. Intercollegiate men’s baseball, basketball, golf, running, soccer, and tennis; women’s basketball, golf, running, softball, tennis, and volleyball.
Student Government Association
The official organization of the student body, responsible for planning student activities and for administering regulations governing student behavior and the Honor Code. The SGA enables students to play a major role in the governance of the college community and in the maintenance of the academic integrity of the college.
The Office of Faith and Service in conjunction with the Dean of Students coordinate and supervise a rich program in spiritual formation. Morning prayers in the Orthodox Christian tradition are offered on campus every day, and these services are open to the public. Two chapel services are celebrated each week with the entire community. There is an active chapter of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on campus. Students are encouraged to attend regular services at a church of their choice and participate in the life of local church communities.
Tuition is $18,385 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Generous financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, work study, and private undergraduate loans. Payment plans are also available.
The College is an independent institution of higher education formed in the Orthodox Christian tradition. There are approximately 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide committed to the undivided Christian faith as revealed in Holy Scripture, the Nicene Creed, and the historic texts and Ecumenical Councils of the Christian Tradition. The College has received the blessings and encouragement of the western Orthodox Christian hierarchs who act as advisors. The President serves on the Theological Education Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America.
Funding of the College
The College is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) (27-2912448) institution of higher education that is funded by charitable individuals, corporations, foundations, trusts, etc. The College does not receive government or archdiocesan or any other church or church-affiliated organizational subsidies or financial support.