PROGRAM TYPE
On Campus

DEGREES
BA

Contact

Marc Tumeinski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Program Director of Pastoral Ministry
Theology
(508) 849-3414

Catholic Studies | BA

Program Overview

The Catholic Studies Major prepares students for graduate study or a profession or a clerical, religious, or lay calling in a pastorally related field. These include a vocation in youth ministry, religious education, religious education management, parish leadership, diocesan administration, publishing, religious communications, retreat direction, humanitarian and community services, a career in law, business, or a variety of public leadership positions, the Diaconate, priesthood, or a religious order.

In addition to a meaningful education in Catholic Studies with a pastoral emphasis, students will have the opportunity to focus their interest with additional coursework, research, a second major, minors, and internships in specific areas of career preparation.

Curriculum Highlights

Course Of Study

Career Opportunity

  • Education and ministry
  • Writing and journalism
  • Social work
  • Church music ministry
  • Church administration

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who earn a Bachelor of Arts in Catholic Studies will:

  • Enter into written and oral scholarly discourse on topics in Catholic ecclesial, liturgical, theological, philosophical, cultural, historical, and educational studies
  • Identify and describe foundational Catholic principles
  • Describe and analyze expressions of Catholic faith, theology, or spirituality as these are globally presented through art, music, or literature
  • Analyze and demonstrate the intersection of faith and reason in a global society, specifically in light of the Catholic intellectual tradition
  • Explore and demonstrate the intersection of faith and reason in courses across the curriculum
  • Describe the Catholic understanding of various contributions that individuals and groups can make toward forming a more peaceful society, drawing upon both moral theology and Catholic social teaching
  • Present a portfolio of substantial written and creative coursework in conjunction with a cumulative, integrating reflection paper

Meet Our Faculty

Fr. Nicholas Desimone

Lecturer
Theology

Fr. Donato Infante

Lecturer
Theology

Fr. Stephen Lundrigan M.A., M.Div., Th.M., Psy.D.

Campus Chaplain, Lecturer
Campus Ministry; School of Liberal Arts & Sciences
508-849-3280

Tim Messenger

Lecturer
Theology

Marc Tumeinski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Program Director of Pastoral Ministry
Theology
(508) 849-3414