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
interested students opportunities to explore the history and mission of the Society
of Jesus and the traditions underlying Saint Louis University as a Catholic, Jesuit
Along with classwork, the program also offers you a variety of social and spiritual
activities, as well as opportunities for community service in neighborhoods near SLU.
Co-curricular events include informal movie nights, field trips to local religious
sites, weekly prayer and a spring day of reflection.
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.