• Emily Nelson

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Emily's Bio:
    I am a senior majoring in communication and minoring in photography. The College of St. Scholastica has been a great place for me to be throughout my college journey. I am fascinated by the world and am currently studying abroad at Regent's University London in England. I live for the little things and the adventures I stumble upon everyday. In my free time I enjoy practicing yoga, listening to and writing music, taking pictures, and exploring.

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

  • Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

  • Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

Experiencing a Full Course Load

Taking a full course load of 18 credits can be quite a lot of work, depending on what courses you have enrolled in. In the four semesters I have spent at St. Scholastica, I have taken 18 credits each semester except for one. There have been times I have felt overwhelmed, but the feeling of accomplishment I gain in the end makes it all worth it. This semester I am taking 17 credits, but it has been one of my most relaxed and enjoyable semesters yet. And the fall, I am now signed up for 17 credits again even though I do not necessarily need to be taking that many.

The classes I need to take for either my major or general education requirements only make up 12 of the 17 credits I have signed up for. I have chosen to take my Communication required Argumentation course, Great Filmmakers, and the Philosophical Perspective to fill one of my general education requirements.

I made a big change in this past fall from pursuing a degree in Nursing to now pursuing a degree in Communication. Because Communication requires the completion of a minor, I have been able to spend some of my time in photography courses that I really enjoy. I also have had some room for classes that I may not have been able to take otherwise. Through my experience thus far, I have learned how important it is for me to try new things and to do the things I love in order to really find my way.

This brings me back to the other 5 credits that make up the rest of my 17 credit course load in the fall. I have chosen to take a Music Theory course and have signed up for private music lessons, because I enjoy music. The price of my education remains the same, whether or not I take 12 or 18 credits, so I have chosen to make the most of it and experience all that I can while I am here.

 

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