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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:00 pm

The College of St. Scholastica, a 102-year-old Catholic Benedictine college, has announced the expansion of its program offerings in Arizona.

Following approval from the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, St. Scholastica will offer in-person bachelor of arts in Social Work beginning in January. With an emphasis on field experience and personalized learning plans, St. Scholastica social work students graduate prepared to lead community efforts in health programs, schools, shelters, service agencies and a variety of other settings, school officials said.

St. Scholastica also now offers 12 online programs in Arizona. Start dates for the programs range from early summer to fall and include:

• Bachelor of Arts in Business and Technology Studies

• Bachelor of Arts/Science in Computer Science

• Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Health Information Management

• Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics

• Bachelor of Arts in Management

• Bachelor of Arts in Marketing

• Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior

• Master of Science in Project Management

• Registered Nurse - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BS)

• Master of Business Administration in Rural Healthcare

• Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy

“We’re proud of this next step in establishing robust programs in Arizona — social work and health information management are key areas of long-standing expertise, experience and successful student outcomes for The College of St. Scholastica,” said Arizona regional director Maria Laughner. “Arizona students now have an enhanced opportunity for high-caliber private education.”

The College of St. Scholastica began operations in Arizona in January at the Communiversity @ Surprise.

In addition to its site in Surprise, St. Scholastica operates eight other U.S. locations as well as a virtual campus, with a total enrollment of more than 4,200 students.

Visit for more information about St. Scholastica’s Arizona Campus.

St. Scholastica is regularly recognized for the quality of its academic programs, officials said. The 2014 “America’s Best Colleges” survey by U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks St. Scholastica in the top tier of Midwestern universities. For information, call 623-694-0984 or visit

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