Application Information | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Do you have the desire? the drive?

    Ready to embark on the mission of a lifetime?

    The undergraduate Catechetics Major at Franciscan University is a challenging and fruitful program. Our graduates are well-equipped to serve the Church and share the faith. We prepare you to excel as a teacher at all levels of catechetical ministry--teaching in Catholic schools, RCIA, adult faith formation, parish catechetical programs, youth ministry, campus ministry, and others.

    The Church needs quality men and women who know the faith and are ready and eager to share it. Our program will increase your preparation to fill that need better than any other.

    How to Apply

    Due to the high number of students who wish to study catechetics and the high level of excellence we expect from our graduates, students interested in majoring in Catechetics must apply to be a part of the program.

    A student who would like to apply to the Catechetics major must:

    • Have a 2.5 QPA, based on a minimum of 27 credit hours (by the end of that semester).
    • Write an essay on why he or she would like to be a catechist.
    • Fill out an application from the Office of Catechetics in Egan 252.
    • Have this information turned in to the department by the posted deadline.

    Timeframe for opportunities to apply: Each class will have two opportunities to be accepted into the major: one at the end of their freshman year, and another at the end of the first semester of their sophomore year. Applications are available at the beginning of the semester in which they are due.

    Application reviews and class scheduling: All applications are reviewed by the Catechetics faculty at the end of the semester, after all grades have been turned in. All students who apply should register for their next semester classes as though they were accepted into the Catechetics program, following the Catechetics Major Typical Program. Students who are not accepted into the major program must adjust their schedules accordingly.

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Steubenville, Ohio 43952

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Franciscan University of Steubenville is no ordinary university, and a Franciscan education is no ordinary education. Rather, it's an education as rigorous and demanding as it is faithful--an education that challenges you intellectually, forms you professionally, and feeds you spiritually.


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