Catholic Studies

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Fast Facts: Catholic Studies

  • An interdisciplinary program for students of all faiths who want to learn more about the tradition that has shaped both the culture of St. Scholastica and the entire Western world.
  • The Bragelman Program in Catholic Studies continues the College’s Benedictine tradition of rigorous engagement with the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. 
  • Welcomes, facilitates and promotes discussion about the relationship between faith and modern culture.
  • Prepares students to become leaders who, inspired by the Gospel, can speak honestly and respectfully to people from all walks of life

Program Requirements

Major: 52 credits
Minor: 20 credits
Certificate: 16 credits


Placement assistance is available to those interested in a program internship.


Catholic Studies majors have gone on  to work in parishes, social service agencies and elementary and high schools. Others have gone on to medical school or to other graduate programs of study. The goal of a Catholic Studies major is to prepare richly for the multiplicity of adventures that await you in the future. 

Pair with a Language

Boost your brain power and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

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  • "A deep love for the Catholic Church and its mission of evangelization was the catalyst for incorporating Catholic Studies as a double major to my academic career. The rigors of critical thinking, reading and writing enriched my prayer life and readied me for an exciting career as a Catholic youth minister and Director of Religious Education."

    – Zach Bennett, ‘06