Beyond the Classroom

Catholicism is global. Catholicism is engaged. As a Catholic Studies minor, you will have many opportunities to learn beyond the classroom. You might travel to Rome to learn about how Catholic theology inspired Baroque art, or Peru to see how Catholic social teaching can make a positive impact on business practices, or any number of places across the globe.  Closer to home, you’ll have opportunities to get off the bluff and see theory in practice, serving at one of the many organizations we partner with, or learning from professionals whose work is inspired by Catholicism. To learn more about current and upcoming opportunities to learn beyond the classroom, take a look at our course offerings, or get in touch by contacting the Director. 
There are special funding opportunities available only to Catholic Studies minors. So if you’ve been dreaming about going abroad as part of your college experience but you’re unsure how to afford it, we might be able to help. Please reach out to the Director for details on the Catholic Studies Student Enrichment Fund.


The Catholic Studies program offers immersion courses regularly that are open to all students. Most recently, Professor Cathy McGrath and Fr. Allan Deck, SJ taught "Faith and Business: An Intercultural Approach" (CATH 3998) during Spring 2015, which took students to Peru for a weeklong immersion experience. Scholarships are often available to support these kinds of experiences that can deepen students' liberal arts education - and their faith. Contact the Director for more information.