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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.

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 minoror earn a certificate in Catholic Studies or Pastoral Music Ministry. We also offer both in-classroom and online courses.

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News & Events
News & Announcements
  • SHU NewsTwo-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

  • SHU News2016 Faculty Summer Seminar

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

  • SHU News Collegium Honors SHU Professor
  •  Dr. Marianne Lloyd is being recognized by Collegium as the 2015 Visionary Award Winner for her dedication to Seton Hall.

International Study Programs

Catholic Studies students have a unique opportunity to participate in a wide range of faculty-led study abroad academic programs and to participate in an exchange program at the University of Münster in Germany or Italy for one or two semesters. Our Study Abroad courses include trips to El Salvador, England, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Spain and World Youth Days.

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Competitive scholarships are offered to students pursuing a major or minor in Catholic Studies every year. These academic scholarships recognize and honor our most committed students.

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Catholic Studies faculty are experts across multiple disciplines and have substantial experience in teaching and research. All listen carefully, take to heart the dialogue between faith and reason and genuinely believe in the human capacity to advance along the path of Truth.

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Lecture Series & Seminars

Catholic Studies cultivates and advances the Catholic Intellectual Tradition across all disciplines and areas of study through various thought-provoking programs, lecture series and seminars that address a wide variety of pressing issues in today's world.

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Student Life

Catholic Studies is dedicated to ensuring students equally nurture and balance their spiritual and social activities with their academic pursuits. Catholic Studies partners with several student clubs and organizations at Seton Hall to help provide additional opportunities for students to connect with others and build lifelong friendships outside the classroom.

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Delta Epsilon Sigma

The Department of Catholic Studies sponsors Seton Hall University's Alpha Mu chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma, a national scholastic honor society for students, faculty and alumni of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition. Our induction ceremony occurs every spring in coordination with the University's Charter Day when the Seton Hall community renews its commitment to make moral education a priority of the first rank. See brochure »

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Contact Us

Department of Catholic Studies
(973) 275-2808
Walsh Library Rm. 428

Department Chair

Ines Angeli Murzaku, PhD
(973) 275-5845

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