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Catholic Heritage Program Requirements

The 18-credit-hour minor consists of two foundational courses, a capstone seminar project, and a selection of electives chosen from the areas of philosophy, English, history, and sociology.

Minor in Catholic Heritage

Courses are selected in consultation with a mentor from the department of religious studies. Please refer to the appropriate department for descriptions of the below courses.

A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.


Foundational Courses – 6 credits

  • REST 102C – P2 Introduction to Roman Catholicism (3)
  • REST 262C – P5 New Testament (3)

Electives – 9 credits

Choose THREE courses from at least two of the following departments.

  • PHIL 221C – P2 Metaphysics (3)
  • PHIL 222P – P2 Philosophy of Religion (3)
  • PHIL 312C – P2 Medieval Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 350C – P2 Renaissance Seminar (3)
  • ENGL 170 – LC Writing in Context (3)
    (Only offered as part of a Learning Community)
  • ENGL 293 – P1 Early English Literature (3)
  • HIST/REST 250C – P2 History of the Papacy (3)
  • SOCI 490 – Internship (3)
    (in Catholic facilities e.g., Catholic charities, Catholic schools, Catholic family center, Catholic media, etc.)

Capstone Seminar Project – 3 credits

  • REST 496 – Independent Study (3)

Total: 18 credits

Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.