Catholic Studies students pursue such issues as the influence of Catholicism upon the development of philosophy and the arts; the relationship between Catholicism and the history of world civilizations; the intellectual and ethical issues raised by the interactions between theology, science, and the modern culture; Catholic social thought and practice; and the theological foundations of Catholicism.

Catholic Studies is an ideal minor for students who seek to round out and deepen their humanities education in preparation for careers in all fields. It is also an ideal minor for Catholic students who wish to grow intellectually in their faith tradition as well as for non-Catholics interested in Catholicism and its relationship to Western Culture.