Welcome to the Experience of a Lifetime

Students in the School of Arts and Sciences at The Catholic University of America are immersed in a dynamic environment of academic excellence that draws its defining character from the Catholic intellectual tradition and is energized by its location in Washington, D.C.

Our location in the nation's capital, a city of global consequence, gives our students a unique opportunity to engage the culture and to enter into the national dialogue about the policies and priorities that will shape our country's future. The resources available to students in this city — libraries, museums, research centers, think tanks, performance centers, sports arenas, parks, restaurants, and more — make this the perfect place to start living your best life.

  • Hyvernat Lecture presentation

    The Hyvernat Lecture

    The Hyvernat Lecture is given annually in honor of the department's mission and its founder, Monsignor Henry Hyvernat (1858-1941), the first professor appointed to the faculty of The Catholic University of America.

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    The Bellet Lecture

    The annual lecture is given in honor of Paulinus Bellet, O.S.B. (1913-1987), member of the faculty of the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures from 1962 until his death in 1987. 

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  • Voice of the Syriacs

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