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 CST related courses. The same course cannot be counted twice towards the CST Minor.

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 with the CSTE Attribute)

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

* The CST Internship, Special Studies and Directed Readings require approval from CST Minor Director. 

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

CST Minor Senior Capstone (CST 48001 or an approved substitute)

Three 1-Credit Courses - 3 Credits (Courses with the CSTJ Attribute)

  1. Three 1-credit Catholic Social Tradition Minor courses, Center for Social Concerns Justice Education courses, or approved alternative courses.

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 Director Margaret Pfeil to declare or learn more about the CST Minor. 

Rolling Admission
No Application Required