Second to none, Washington, D.C., is a premier scientific community. Surrounded by prestigious and renowned institutions, such as the ACS (American Chemical Society), NIH (National Institutes of Health), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science), AWIS (The Association for Women in Science), NIST (National Institute of Standards), NRL (National Research Laboratory), NHGRI (National Human Genome Research Institute) and SI (The Smithsonian Institute). The Catholic University campus is a thriving environment for fostering scholarship and working relationships with these extraordinary research facilities.
Additionally, students at Catholic University have access to additional academic resources though the Consortium of Universities and libraries: American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, University of Maryland, Howard University, George Mason, Johns Hopkins, as well as our own Theological College. Our campus, close to Capitol Hill, also provides easy access to the Library of Congress.
Washington 101: Getting to Know D.C.
In this unique course, students learn about their “college town” as a symbolic city (the design and meaning of its buildings, monuments, and museums), a political city (the behavior of national and local policymakers), and a living city (the city’s economy, neighborhoods, culture, and population).