Great Challenges Minors

The Great Challenges Curriculum at Sacred Heart University offers students the opportunity to study a pressing challenge for present and future society through an inter-disciplinary minor in the liberal arts.  In studying a Great Challenge minor, students will gain a broad and detailed understanding of the causes, complexities, and potential solutions to the world’s great challenges.  

In each Great Challenges curriculum, knowledge is applied to real world issues through a practicum. The practicum will be fulfilled through research, internships, independent studies and other applied learning experiences approved by the program director.  In fulfilling the requirements of a Great Challenges minor, students will also substantially fulfill their requirements of the Elective Core.

The department of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies is proud to host two of these Great Challenge Minors: