Four courses are electives:
In choosing elective courses, a student may select one course from each of the following categories; two courses from two of the following categories; or any four courses in consultation with the Director of Catholic Studies.
The categories are Historical Roots & Development, Intellectual Heritage, Catholic Life & Culture, and Catholicism in Praxis.
The wide array of interdisciplinary courses in Catholic Studies allows students majoring in Spanish culture and language to create a Catholic Studies minor with a Hispanic focus. Similarly, students can create a Catholic Studies minor with a concentration on Catholic Social Teachings.