The University of St. Thomas

College of Arts & Sciences | Department of Catholic Studies | Undergraduate Program

Academics

Academics

Academics

The requirements listed on this page are effective for all students who have enrolled since Fall 2006, when the Catholic Studies core was last overhauled.

Major in Catholic Studies:

The major consists of 36 credits: 16 credits in core courses and 20 credits in electives.  (Double majors need complete only 32 credits.)

Core courses consist of:

  • CATH 101 The Search for Happiness
  • CATH 201 Paths and Practices of Catholic Spirituality
  • CATH 301 The Catholic Vision
  • CATH 401 The Church and Culture: Social Dimensions of Catholicism (offered at Rome and St. Paul Campus)

Twelve credits must be chosen from required distribution area electives:

  • One philosophically-based course
  • One historically-based course
  • One literary- or aesthetically-based course (offered at Rome and St. Paul Campus)

Eight additional credits are to be chosen from additional Catholic Studies offerings.
(offered at Rome and St. Paul Campus)

Minor in Catholic Studies:

The minor consists of 20 credits: 8 credits in core courses and 12 elective credits.

Eight credits come from the core courses, chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor:

  • CATH 101 The Search for Happiness
  • CATH 201 Paths and Practices of Catholic Spirituality
  • CATH 301 The Catholic Vision
  • CATH 401 The Church and Culture: Social Dimensions of Catholicism (offered at Rome and St. Paul Campus)

Eight credits must be chosen from two of the following distribution area electives:

  • One philosophically-based course
  • One historically-based course
  • One literary- or aesthetically-based course (offered at Rome and St. Paul Campus)

Four additional credits are to be chosen from the Catholic Studies offerings.
(offered at Rome and St. Paul Campus)

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