SLU’s Catholic studies program explores the intellectual traditions of the Church
from the New Testament to the present. You’ll explore questions that have occupied
Christian philosophers and theologians, as well as artists, literary writers, political
theorists, historians, and natural and social scientists.
In addition to courses in the Christian intellectual tradition, Catholic studies offers
you the opportunity to explore the history and mission of the Society of Jesus and
the traditions underlying Saint Louis University as a Catholic, Jesuit institution.
Along with classwork, SLU's Catholic Studies Program also offers you a variety of social and spiritual activities, as well as opportunities
for community service in neighborhoods near campus. Co-curricular events include informal
movie nights, field trips to local religious sites, weekly prayer and a spring day
SLU’s Catholic studies minor is an 18-credit-hour program and welcomes students of
all religious faiths and academic majors.
SLU’s Edmund Campion Centre for Catholic Studies offers informal gatherings every
Monday night where SLU students can gather to hear top-notch Catholic speakers, engage
in medieval-style debate, participate in weekly prayer and liturgy and serve in neighborhoods
near SLU. Co-curricular events include informal movie nights, field trips to local
religious communities and a spring retreat.