Curriculum of the CST Minor (Total: 15 Credits)

Any undergraduate student interested in the themes of the Catholic social tradition may elect the CST Minor. Students in the Catholic Social Tradition Minor are required to take 15 credit hours, including a 3-credit core course, two 3-credit electives, a 3-credit senior capstone, and three 1-credit colloquium/social concerns courses.

One CST Core Course - 3 credits

Catholic Social Tradition core course (CST 33001, CST 40001, or an approved substitute)

Two Electives - 6 Credits (two 3-Credit Courses)

  1. Cross-listed courses 
  2. Courses that carry the CSTE attribute (from many disciplines across campus)
  3. CST Internship*: School year or summer placement taken as a distinct course
  4. "Empirical" course*: One course that may not have CST content, but addresses an area of CST concern, such as poverty, immigration, or war
  5. 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.

The same course cannot count twice towards the CST minor.

One Senior Capstone Course - 3 Credits (Spring of Senior Year)

CST Minor Senior Capstone

Three 1-Credit Courses - 3 Credits

  1. One colloquium course (courses that carry the CSTC attribute)
  2. One social concerns course (courses that carry the CSTS attribute)
  3. One additional colloquium or social concerns course (courses that carry the CSTC or CSTS attributes)

Declaring the Minor

In order to declare the minor, contact the CST Minor office:
Paula Muhlherr
(574) 631-9402

You may also make an appointment with one of the co-directors to declare or learn more about the CST Minor: Bill Purcell or David Lantigua

Application Deadline

Rolling Admission