College of Philosophy and Letters
The College of Philosophy and Letters provides the early academic formation of students preparing for the Catholic priesthood. The College is concerned with both the undergraduate training appropriate to the bachelor's degree and the implementation of ecclesiastical requirements for seminarians at the collegiate level. As a consequence of these special objectives, the College of Philosophy and Letters is constituted as an autonomous unit of the University and is administered by a dean.
The minimum entrance requirements for the College are the same as general undergraduate admission requirements of the University. In addition, admission requirements for each candidate's religious order or diocese in the areas of academic achievement, personal character, and spiritual ideals must be met.
The College confers the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science.
The College of Philosophy and Letters adheres to the norms set down in the Statuta, based on the Apostolic constitution Sapientia Christiana and the "Ordinations of the Sacred Congregation of Seminary and University Studies." Additional norms are contained in official directives of the Society of Jesus and the American Bishops' Program of Priestly Formation.