Peter Beisheim, Program Director
The Catholic Studies Program offers both an interdisciplinary major and a minor within the Bachelor of Arts degree.
Stonehill College, in its mission statement, identifies itself as “a community of scholarship and faith, anchored by a belief in the inherent dignity of each person.” In being true to its identity, the College “provides an education that fosters critical thinking, free inquiry, and the interchange of ideas.” The College envisions that its graduates will think, act, and lead with courage in creating a more just and compassionate world.”
In harmony with the values and spirit of the College’s mission, the Catholic Studies Program fulfills the mission of the college by fostering critical thinking, free inquiry, and the interchange of ideas while providing students with the tools to recognize, understand, and appreciate the diversity of intellectual traditions within Catholicism; enhances the experience of students who have arrived at the college with an interest in Catholic culture or who develop an interest in response to their coursework; integrates courses of study from different departments by providing students with opportunities to explore Catholicism from multiple perspectives; and prepares students for postgraduate opportunities related to Catholic studies, e.g. graduate work, ministry, and education.