Departments and Programs
Communication Sciences and Disorders
The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is to educate individuals in the knowledge and skills necessary to be competent and ethical speech, language and hearing professionals, and to increase awareness of and advocate for people with communication differences and disorders. The program includes clinical opportunities for student clinicians under the direct supervision of nationally certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy
The Department of Counseling and Community Psychology houses undergraduate programs in Community Psychology and Chemical Dependency as well as graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis, College Counseling and Student Development, Community Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, and an Addictions: Specialist Certificate.
The Gerontology Program is an interdisciplinary course of study providing students with an integrated perspective on aging and older adults. An undergraduate minor, a Master of Science degree, and a graduate certificate are offered. The program combines classroom instruction, service-learning, internships and other experiential activities in order to integrate current theory and practice in the field of aging.
The Department of Kinesiology offers programs for students interested in either teaching or non-teaching careers in health, physical education, recreation or sport science related professions. Undergraduate degrees are available within the areas of Athletic Training, Community Health, Physical Education, Health/Physical Education, and Recreation and Sports Management. The department also has three undergraduate minors; Athletic Coaching, Community Health, and Developmental/Adaptive Physical Education. The department offers graduate programs in Exercise Science, Sports Management, plus the possibility of developing a special studies program.
Medical Laboratory Science
The Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) is a health care professional with both academic and hospital laboratory training. MLS personnel are in demand in many settings such as hospital laboratories, clinics and research facilities. Two program options exist in MLS. In Option #l, students may complete 3 years of courses at SCSU, followed by a year of internship at a clinical affiliate. In Option #2, SCSU and North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) are collaborating on a 2 + 2 program that culminates in a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) BS degree from SCSU.
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear Medicine Technology is the medical· specialty that utilizes unsealed radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear medicine technology requires a prescribed three-year curriculum at St. Cloud State followed by clinical coursework at an affiliated school of nuclear medicine technology.
The mission of the Department of Nursing is to educate caring nurse professionals committed to excellence, who will serve the health needs of diverse communities throughout Minnesota and the region. The Department of Nursing offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, also termed a "generic" or "traditional" program. The major is a 68-credit major program preparing caring professional clinicians for practice in contemporary health care settings. The final semester of the nursing curriculum includes a one month capstone experience, where students are immersed in active, integrated, applied and reflective learning.
The Radiologic Technology program requires two years of coursework at SCSU and a two-year clinical phase completed at one of our affiliated hospitals. Radiologic Technologists are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care. The program focuses on general radiography.
The mission of the department is to use an anti-oppression lens, with a focus on race, class and gender, to inform both its educational environment and educational programs. Faculty, staff and students commit to an experiential and transformative educational process that will challenge them to think critically and analyze systemic inequalities in the United States and the world. This process will prepare professional social workers to work as change agents in a diverse world.