Deepen your understanding of your own faith, or learn about the social, intellectual and spiritual impact of one of the world’s largest religions.

Major Roadmap

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

Catholic Studies Major Guide

There are no bad questions — or easy answers — here. As a Catholic Studies major, you’ll examine Catholicism from the perspectives of literature, history, philosophy and theology. Graduate ready to work in ministry, teaching, advocacy, or nonprofits that serve the community. Or continue your studies in graduate school and become a scholar who shares your knowledge with others.

What do our graduates do?

Catholic Studies majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church
  • Campus minister at Rice University in Houston
  • Director at the Global Livingston Institute, a Denver-based non-governmental organization that focuses on development in East Africa
  • Teaching fellows with the Alliance for Catholic Education through the University of Notre Dame
  • Year-long volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • Peace Corps volunteers
  • Recipient of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship
  • Graduate students at the University of Notre Dame, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Harvard Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School

The Catholic Studies major is part of the Department of Religious and Theological Studies

A New Bible Captivates Campus

A New Bible Captivates Campus

A 21st-century illuminated Bible makes its sojourn to St. Edward’s this year.