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Catholic Studies Major

The Catholic Studies major is an interdisciplinary program devoted to the study of the Catholic tradition. In most cases, Catholic Studies is expected to be a second major, bringing the immense riches of our Catholic faith and Catholic culture into every discipline of the university.

Major Requirements

  • CATH 201: The Word of God in Human Words: Introduction to Scripture
  • CATH 205: I Believe: Principles of the Catholic Faith
  • CATH 301: The Human Drama: The Catholic Church Through the Ages

Major/Minor Seminar

Development in the Life of the Church (sophomore/junior year)

Major Electives

Five elective courses from at least two of these five areas:

  • Human Life and Community
  • History and Persons
  • Ideas and Doctrines
  • Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Catholicism and the Arts

At least three courses must be upper-division (300-400) for majors.

Capstone Experience

Determined in consultation with the Department Chair. Possibilities include:

  • Seminar
  • Independent study
  • Internship
  • Portfolio

The Catholic Studies major permits up to 15 credits to be transferred (subject to departmental review and approval).