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Catholic Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
South Orange, NJ, United States
There is not only one type of Catholic Studies major, just as there is not one type of Catholic. Catholic Studies offered by Seton Hall University is for students of all creeds who want unite their academic studies and career paths with Catholicism’s rich intellectual, spiritual, moral and cultural traditions and living heritage.
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Inspired by the Second Vatican Council’s Gaudium et Spes (The Church of the Modern World) and Saint Pope John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae (From the Heart of the Church), the Catholic Studies program is both innovative and interdisciplinary. It is also the perfect complement to every other undergraduate program, including nursing and education.

Catholic Studies Program Goals:

  • Provide a critical exploration of Catholic culture, imagination, heritage, and traditions through coursework in various disciplines.
  • Provide a broad liberal education in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition that could be combined with expertise in particular disciplines and professions.
  • Provide an integrative and holistic account of human knowing and the human person that enters into creative dialogue and recognizes the integrity of those disciplines.
The Catholic Studies curriculum offered by Seton Hall University is custom-built for each student’s academic and professional interests. Courses unite many disciplines, including history, modern Catholicism, philosophy, science, theology, social service, art, music and literature. In addition to an interdisciplinary classroom experience, Catholic Studies majors gain real-world experience and begin building a professional network through internships and career development programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Search for Human Fulfillment
  • Integrating Seminar in Catholic Studies
  • Catholic Classics and Interiority
  • Global Christianity
  • Christians and Muslims in Dialogue, A Catholic Perspective
  • Modern Women of Faith
  • The Popes and Science
  • Catholic-Jewish Dialogue on the Holocaust

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • An application form including personal essay 
  • $55 USD application fee
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Official high school transcript (must be in English) with a credential evaluation
  • Official college transcript(s) (if applicable) with a credential evaluation
  • Counselor report and teacher recommendation
  • Application for Form I-20 (if you require a student visa)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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