Imagine studying politics 10 minutes away from Capitol Hill. Or nursing 10 miles from the National Institutes of Health. Or law four miles from the Supreme Court of the United States. What about architecture? You’ll be living in a city designed by Pierre Charles L'Enfant. A city where architecture is the first feature. Or media? Every news agency in the world is here. Interested in library and information science? Take a class within the walls of the Library of Congress.

is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., a city of politics, parades, festivals, museums (did we mention most of them are free?), professional sports, theater, concerts, shopping, parks, restaurants, monuments, waterways, and trendy neighborhoods. Ranked the top place to visit in 2020 by The New York Times, Washington, D.C., has a thriving culture that has something to offer everyone. 

Check out the programs below and find out why you should study that subject in D.C. at .

  • Anthropology

    D.C. is a rich resource for academic research, and internships in areas relevant to the study of anthropology, including policy studies, health care and environmental research, preservation, community development, and international development.
  • Architecture

    Washington, D.C. — one of the first “designed” American cities, and one of the most planned — is an extension of our campus and our classrooms.
  • Art

    The opportunities on offer in this culturally rich city enhance art education in ways that few universities in the world can match. Visiting and taking classes at the art museums in Washington, D.C., comes easily and naturally for our students.
  • Biology

    The Washington, D.C., area abounds with opportunities for scientific research and is a "hotbed" for biotechnology research.
  • Business

    Students at the Busch School of Business study in the middle of a vibrant and varied business environment, a global city with extraordinary diversity, and the center of public policy in America.
  • Canon Law

    Washington, D.C. is a center of intellectual and cultural activity. It's the perfect place for students of canon law to enhance their academic interests off-campus.
  • Chemistry

    Second to none, Washington, D.C., is a premier scientific community. The city is home to prestigious and renowned institutions, such as the American Chemical Society, National Institutes of Health, NASA, and more.
  • Drama

    The theatre-rich community of Baltimore/D.C. includes some of the country’s leading professional houses, which provides opportunities for students through residencies, auditions, and internships.
  • Economics

    D.C. is home to all federal agencies, including the Federal Reserve Bank, the U.S. Treasury Department, and the White House, as well as the home to multilateral organization such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank.
  • Education

    Education students immerse themselves in the D.C. education community through field experiences. Students become a part of the local community by working in D.C. area schools, where they develop the professional skills needed for state licensure.
  • Engineering

    Washington, D.C., is  the perfect place for students of engineering to enhance their academic interests off-campus. There are internship opportunities in the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NASA, and more.
  • English

    If you study English in D.C., you might walk the same streets that Walt Whitman did during the Civil War, catch a performance of Hamlet at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, or take the Metro to hear Marilynne Robinson read from her latest book.
  • Greek and Latin

    No city in North America offers a more exciting environment for the study of classical civilization than Washington, D.C. The architecture of the nation's capital and the institutions of the federal government serve as vivid reminders of the enduring importance of the classical tradition in America.
  • History

    The location of our university in the nation's capital enriches the study of history in ways that go far beyond the obvious benefits for those who specialize in U.S. history.
  • Law

    Washington, D.C., is the ideal setting for the study of law. As a student at the Columbus School of Law, you are within easy reach of the enormously beneficial study and externship opportunities that come with earning a J.D. in the nation’s capital.
  • Library and Information Science

    Our location in D.C., the world’s information capital, provides unmatched opportunities. We have strong partnerships with local institutions, including the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, federal agencies like the Department of Justice and the National Institutes of Health, among others.
  • Mathematics

    The location of our university in the nation's capital provides many opportunities to pursue internships and careers in the field of mathematics. There are opportunities in the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NASA, National Institutes of Health, and countless labs in support of the U.S. Department of Defense, non-governmental organizations, and more.
  • Media and Communications Studies

    Washington, D.C. is one of the most important communications centers in the world. It is a city of global consequence that offers incomparable opportunities for students.
  • Music

    Washington, D.C., offers a broad array of music and arts venues. This not only gives our students the chance to regularly attend world-class performances, it gives them the chance to perform in these venues as well.
  • Nursing

    Washington D.C., provides students access to world-class clinical sites, with proximity to leading health care institutions such as the National Institutes of Health, the Veterans Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Children's National Medical Center.
  • Philosophy

    Washington, D.C. is a center of intellectual and cultural activity. It is the perfect place for students of philosophy to join theory to practice. Countless internship opportunities are open to our students in Congress, or at various think-tanks and non-governmental organizations throughout the city.
  • Physics

    Our physics students have the opportunity to complete research and internships at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the National Institutes of Health, and more.
  • Politics

    in Washington, D.C., is ideally situated for students who want to study politics. Our students complete internships where politics happen.
  • Professional Studies

    The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies is dedicated to serving the Washington, D.C.-area community. Our student body is representative of the diverse population of the area. And our location on Metro’s Red Line offers great convenience for students throughout the region.
  • Psychology

    Off-campus research internships are available at major labs nearby, including Children’s National Medical Center, Washington VA Medical Center, Georgetown University Medical School, and the National Institutes of Health.
  • Semitics

    Washington, D.C., is home to many universities and cultural institutions that focus on the ancient world, and through the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, students at CatholicU can take advantage of all that they have to offer.
  • Social Work

    Our field education opportunities gives students the chance to gain experience with numerous D.C. agencies. Students have a direct impact on the city in which they live.
  • Sociology

    Our location in D.C. is ideal for any student of sociology who wants to be fully immersed in not only general sociology but also in the political environment of the nation's capital through the study of crime and justice, global and comparative processes, and public policy analysis.
  • Theology and Religious Studies

    The School of Theology and Religious Studies is located near other major institutions of theological study and conversation, including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the formation houses of various religious orders. Our D.C. location fosters opportunities for theological scholarship and conversation that cannot be found elsewhere outside of Rome.