Ave Maria University
The Minor in Catechetics has a two-fold objective. First, it seeks to give you a more profound understanding of the Catholic Faith as propagated through Holy Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the authentic proclamation of the Magisterium. Second, it prepares you to work in Catholic schools and religious education programs, serving as a messenger of the Gospel.
Careers: Religious education, Catechist, Apologist, Religious life, Theologian
After graduating with a minor in Catechetics, you’ll be able to fulfill the words of Pope Saint John Paul II in his Apostolic Exhortation Catechesi Tradendae: “Every catechist should be able to apply to himself the mysterious words of Jesus: ‘My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.'”
Fast Fact: This program prepares you to become a disciple; it will equip you to guide college and youth group ministries, assist with evangelical outreach programs and become a parish leader.
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The spiritual life on campus is the beating heart of Ave. Whether it’s attending Mass, receiving the sacraments, participating in retreats or getting spiritual direction, you’ll find the spiritual support you need from the priests and staff of Campus Ministry.
With AMU’s core curriculum, you’ll not only achieve breadth of knowledge, but also depth of knowledge. You’ll encounter the truth about God and His creation more completely through the dynamic interplay of all of the liberal arts, including theology and natural science.
Deepen your spiritual life and grow closer to Our Lord Jesus Christ by studying the sacred truths of our holy Faith as a Theology major. Accept God’s call to a more perfect union by opening your mind and heart to His infinite wisdom made known to us through Divine Revelation.