• Emily Nelson

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN

    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.

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

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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