Franciscan Studies

A minor or certificate in Franciscan Studies from the University of Saint Francis will ground you in the Franciscan intellectual and spiritual tradition through:

  • The study of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi and the spirituality that flowed from their experiences of God.
  • The application of the Franciscan way of being to your major discipline.

Franciscan Studies is a natural fit with the following disciplines and majors:

  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
  • Associate of Arts, Certificate or Bachelor of Arts in Ministry
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Pre-Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  • Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Associate of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Associate of Arts in Social Welfare
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work

To complete a minor or certificate in Franciscan Studies, you must complete 18 credit hours.

To learn more about the Franciscan Studies program, contact Department of Philosophy and Theology Chair Dr. Adam DeVille at 260.399.7700, ext. 8120, or Assistant VP for Mission Integration Sr. Anita Holzmer at 260.399.7700, ext. 6705.

To learn more about Saints Francis and Clare, visit the Center for Franciscan Life.