Exceptional research is taking place within the 17 departments and seven interdisciplinary programs that make up the School of Arts and Sciences’ divisions of humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, advancing knowledge and scholarship in service to the Catholic Church and our country, and maintaining the University’s standing as a leading national institution.

Along with the 1,379 undergraduates and 497 graduate students currently enrolled in Arts and Sciences concentrations, all of the University’s 3,300-plus undergraduates are served by the school’s faculty, who lead them through the new core curriculum. This revitalized program of study was established in 2018 around a series of enduring questions exploring the human condition, knowledge and wisdom, freedom and justice, the good life, and God.

Through Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University, the School of Arts and Sciences will illuminate and form a brighter future by renewing its commitment to our faithful vision and mission, seizing the opportunity afforded by this extraordinary moment in the life of our University.

Campaign Priorities

Center for Faith and Science

Drawing together leading researchers, innovators, theologians, and philosophers, the Center will lead an ongoing national conversation on the profound connections between science, technology, spirituality, and God’s will.

$7
million

Institute for Catholic Education

Through the new Institute, Catholic University will reclaim its century-old leadership role in defining the form, content, and accessibility of Catholic primary and secondary education.

$7
million

New Film Studies Program

The interdisciplinary film studies program will train students in contemporary media production practices, equipping them to offer meaningful, inspiring, human stories to global audiences hungry for moral encouragement and shared joy.

$500K

New Undergraduate Scholarships

New resources will mean that more qualified students can realize their dreams of a Catholic University education, regardless of their financial circumstances.

$7
million

Three New Endowed Faculty Chairs

Endowed faculty positions strengthen the entire Catholic University community, providing students with opportunities for learning and mentorship from the leading scholars of our generation.

$9
million