The Department of Catholic Studies at the University of St Thomas is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the world. For more than 20 years we have offered students the opportunity to encounter the Catholic intellectual tradition in its richness and breadth.
With more than 280 undergraduate majors and minors we are able to sustain a vibrant community of learning, faith and friendship, combining a variety of scholarly, spiritual and social activities. At the same time, by encouraging them to pursue a second major as well, Catholic Studies students are also engaged in the wide range of opportunities—from education to social work, from business to the sciences—available at a comprehensive university.
Furthermore, every year a number of our students spend a semester in Rome, where they live in UST’s Bernardi residence near the center of the city and study at the famed Pontifical University of St Thomas. Accompanied by a member of our faculty, they have an experience of the city and the Church they will never forget and deepen friendships that will last a lifetime.
We are grateful for your interest in our program and welcome your inquiries. We look forward to getting to know you better and to welcoming you into the Catholic Studies community.
Dr. Robert Kennedy
Department Chair, Catholic Studies
Calling all performers: We need acts for the talent show! We welcome everybody else to watch them on March 13th in OEC Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
Please join us as Dr. Victoria Young addresses architecture in sacred spaces in a lecture entitled "Saint John’s Abbey Church: Breuer, the Benedictines and Minnesota's Religious Architecture."
Dr. David Foote will give the fifth annual Thought and Culture lecture, "Why Guardini Matters," on the work of Monsignor Romano Guardini in the 3M Auditorium on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.