Catholic Studies Major & Minor

Catholic Studies Major

The Catholic Studies major began in Spring, 2020, with two classes. The program will encounter Christ and his bride, the Church, where she has most faithfully taken up God’s gracious call. More than an academic discipline, Catholic Studies seeks a way of seeing how all things in the world hang together through the teachings of the Church, illuminated by and through an imaginative and compelling cast of characters that inflame the imagination. Get in on the ground floor of this major and minor and help to shape the future of this amazing new faith-based and intellectually rigorous program by contacting Dr. Eric Hall at or Dr. Mark Smillie at We would love to chat with you and get you some more information, helping you take the faithfulness of the Church into whatever occupation and vocation you might be called to take up.

    Catholic Studies studies the difference the Incarnation makes to truth and culture." 


    What to Expect

    Catholic Studies looks at the ways that reason, culture, and person can be integrated into the life of Roman Catholic faith, celebrating the cooperation between God and person when this faithful synthesis is achieved. Its goal is to help students see the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness of the body of Christ and to bring this Truth, Beauty, and Goodness into whatever occupation and vocation they should be called to take up.

    Check out our courses we offer!

    Catholic Studies Classroom

    All Catholic Studies majors are strongly encouraged to double-major and empowered to do so, and the minor is setup so that our professional students in credit-heavy majors--Nursing, Pre-med Biology, Business--can greatly benefit from thoughtful reflection on their life in the Church as well.

    What can you do with a Catholic Studies Major? You do your other major, better! (Dr. John Boyle, during his visit to Carroll College, Feb, 2020.)