The Catholic Church has been the center of learning for many centuries, from the time of the medieval universities to the colleges and universities of present-day America. This is a long and rich tradition of the dialogue between faith and reason that seeks to enrich the ultimate expression of Truth and Beauty in our world.
All fields of human knowledge contribute to the advancement of our understanding of God and what it means to live as People of God in the modern age. Seton Hill combines the discipline of the liberal arts with professional preparation for careers and seeks to undergird the resulting education with a respectful interweaving of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition with the belief systems of its diverse student body.
The required courses in theology and philosophy enable students to address directly questions of meaning and value. The Performing Arts Center provides a learning environment to communicate a sense of beauty through the arts. Cocurricular activities, such as the Mary Schmidt Lectures on Issues of Global Justice provide additional opportunities, as well.
As founder of the Sisters of Charity, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, would say, “I would wish to fit you for the world in which you are destined to live.”
“The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill remain actively engaged in the life of this special University. We remain a University where students are well-educated and well-equipped to ask the right questions, to make moral choices and ultimately to do their part to transform the world.”- Mary C. Finger, Ed.D. Seton Hill President
“As St. Elizabeth Ann Seton said, our goal is to prepare our students for the world in which they are destined to live. That’s our motto.”- Sr. Susan Yochum, Ph.D., Acting Provost and Chemistry Professor