Ave Maria University
This program aims to introduce you to the extraordinary mystery of mankind’s highest act: natural and supernatural love, caritas. In this comprehensive study, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the meaning and context of relationships, marriage, family life, human development and the Catholic perspective of sexuality in holy matrimony.
Careers: Childcare Provider, Family Counselor, Youth Advocate, Social Worker
Explore the philosophical reality of love as the fulfillment of the human person, involving intellect, will and affectivity. You’ll engage with ancient and medieval thinkers to examine the married vocation as well as the concept and history of the family in society. You’ll also gain insight into the critical elements and psychological principles of nourishing a robust, healthy and Catholic family.
Fast Fact: Connect with some of the world’s greatest minds on the topic of love, marriage, and family including St. Gregory of Nyssa, Aristotle, Plato, and St. Thomas Aquinas.
Education: B.S., Psychology, Southern Nazarene University; M.Psy., Psychology, University of Dallas; M.S., Psychology, Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Psychology, Oklahoma State University
Office: Prince 107
Phone: (239) 280-1552
Education: A.B., Princeton University, Philosophy & Public Policy; M.A., Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Philosophy, University of St Andrews
Office: Henkels 2014B
Phone: (239) 280-1572
Education: B.A., Philosophy, Christendom College; M.A., Philosophy, International Academy of Philosophy, Liechtenstein; Ph.D., Philosophy, International Academy of Philosophy, Liechtenstein
Office: Henkels 3047
Phone: (239) 280-2531
Education: B.A., Sacred Theology, Pontifica Universitas Gregoriana; M.A., Theology, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary/Kenrick School of Theology; Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University
Office: Henkels 3047
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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.
Sunny skies, warm temperatures, a beautiful campus. What more could you want? How about a community-like atmosphere, quality instructors who care about your success, a wealth of spiritual activities, expert career guidance… and that’s only the beginning. Imagine your future at AMU. It all starts by filling out our free application today.