Catholic Studies is an inter-disciplinary inquiry into the intellectual tradition, history and culture, both "high" and popular, of the Catholic Christian tradition.
The Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University exists to sponsor four related sets of activities. They are:
1. To establish and administer an undergraduate interdisciplinary Minor Program in Catholic Studies.
2. To work to support the academic component of "mission and identity" education and programming on campus.
3. To promote an understanding and appreciation of the Catholic intellectual tradition on campus.
4. To establish programming for and outreach to the local community, especially but not exclusively the local Catholic community.