Curricular Structure of the CST Minor (Total: 15 Credits)

Students in the Catholic Social Tradition minor are required to take 15 credit hours, including a core course, 2 three-credit electives, a senior capstone, and 3 one-credit colloquia/social concerns seminars.

1 CST Core Course - 3 credits
Catholic Social Tradition core course

Electives - 6 Credits (2 Three-Credit Courses)

  1. Cross-listed courses
  2. Courses that carry the CSTE attribute
  3. Summer Service Learning Project (SSLP)
  4. International Summer Service Learning Project (ISSLP)
  5. CST Internship*: School year or summer placement done as a distinct course which is not covered by CSC courses
  6. "Empirical" course*: One course that may not have CST content, but addresses an area of CST concern, such as poverty, immigration, or war
  7. CST Special Studies*/Directed Readings*

* The CST Internship, Empirical course, Special Studies and Directed Readings require approval from one of the CST Minor Co-Directors.

1 Senior Capstone - 3 Credits (Offered Each Spring)
CST Senior Capstone

3 One-Credit Seminars - 3 Credits

  1. One CST colloquium (courses that carry the CSTC attribute)
  2. One Center for Social Concerns community-based learning seminar (courses that carry the CSTS attribute)
  3. One additional CST colloquium or Center seminar (courses that carry the CSTC or CSTS attributes)

Declaring the Minor

In order to declare a minor, students need to visit the Office of Undergraduate Studies:
104 O'Shaughnessy Hall
(574) 631-7098

Any student of any major throughout the university who is interested in the themes of the Catholic social tradition may elect the minor in CST.

Make an appointment with one of the co-directors of the minor to begin work on a schedule of courses:

Bill Purcell (students with last names beginning A - L)
(574) 631-9473

Todd Whitmore (students with last names beginning M - Z)
(574) 631-6407

Application Deadline

Rolling Admission