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Department of Catholic Studies

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Department of Catholic Studies website! We prepare students to become servant leaders through our academic programs, foster Seton Hall University's Catholic identity and mission and globally promote Catholic thought and culture through our publications and lecture series and distinguished scholars in residence program.

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Inspired by two modern Saints, John Paul II and Mother Teresa, Ines Murzaku, Ph.D., addresses Seton Hall's Class of 2020 – "Be not afraid to dream big!"

Catholic Studies students offer their congratulations and best wishes to Seton Hall's Class of 2020.

About Catholic Studies

Our undergraduate and study abroad programs are led by faculty who explore Catholicism's rich Intellectual Tradition and living heritage across a variety of disciplines including history, modern Catholicism, philosophy, science, theology, social service, art, music and literature. Our curriculum is custom-built according to each student's chosen specialization and career path and offers students the opportunity to major, double major, minor, double minor earn a certificate in Catholic Studies or Pastoral Music Ministry. We also offer both in-classroom and online courses.

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The History of the Department

News & Events

  • Charisms in the Life and Mission of the Church
    The Catholic Studies Program and the University Core, in cooperation with The Commission on Christian Unity of The Archdiocese of Newark, are proud to host "Charisms in the Life and Mission of the Church: Report of the International Pentecostal-Catholic Dialogue," presented by Dr. Cecil M. Robeck. Free and open to the public, the event will take place Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 3:30 p.m., in the University Center Faculty Lounge. 
  • Fourth Annual Archbishop John J. Myers Lecture Series on Law, Society and Faith
    Catholic Studies is proud to present the fourth Annual Archbishop John J. Myers Lecture Series on Law, Society and Faith entitled "Rising from The Underground, The Ukrainian Catholic Church Reborn" by Rev. Dr. Mark M. Morozowich. The event will be held on Monday, October 16 at 3 p.m. in the Chancellor's Suite.
  • Study Abroad - Spring Break 2017

    The Department of Catholic Studies invited you come and explore Sicily and Rome. March 2 - March 11, 2017.

  • Two-day Symposium in Memory of John Wu

    The Department of Catholic Studies, along with the Asian Studies Program, at Seton Hall University are proud to present a two-day symposium to commemorate the life and work of scholar Dr. John Ching Hsiung Wu.
    Watch the two videos: Video 1 and Video 2

  • 2016 Faculty Summer Seminar

    Join Msgr. Anthony Ziccardi, VP of Mission & Ministry, in the 2016 Faculty Summer Seminar exploring the Apostle Paul.

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