CDU Fall ITake a Course in Early Fall

Registration for the Fall I term courses below begins on July 11th. Courses open on August 29th.

Graduate Courses



CDU Steven NajeraUndergraduate Scripture Course Offers Spanish-language Discussion Option

Join bilingual instructor Steven Najera for SCRPT 303: Survey of the Old Testament. Offered in our Fall I semester, instructor Steven Najera, who earned his own Master’s degree in Theology at CDU, will lead students through the Old Testament and trace the progress of salvation history. Students will come to understand the theology that emerges from the Biblical revelation, the main Semitic concepts that are employed, and the central characters and events of the Old Testament. Lessons will be provided in English, but students will have the option to participate in either English-language or Spanish-language discussion groups.

CDU Financial AdiFederal Financial Aid Available

CDU will begin accepting Federal Financial Aid for the upcoming Fall I term.  Only students who have completed all of the admissions requirements for the  AA, BA, or MA in Theology degree programs will be eligible for financial aid at this time.

Eligible students who wish to participate should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

CDU D'AmbrosioStudy with “Dr. Italy” 

THEO 500. The Light of Faith: Basics of Catholicism will be taught by Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, a world-renowned commentator on Catholic issues and New York Times list best-selling author. Also known as “Dr. Italy,” he appears frequently on a variety of TV and radio shows, including the “O’Reilly Factor” and “Geraldo Rivera at Large.” Known for his ability to make profound subjects understandable and relevant to everyday life, Dr. D’Ambrosio is an ideal professor for THEO 500, the prerequisite course for admission to our MA degree in Theology program.

Join Dr. D’Ambrosio as he explores the Lumen Fidei--Pope Francis' first encyclical--and other texts to reveal how faith is a light for the intellect. This 8-week course introduces the academic study of Catholicism, providing a general framework for how faith and reason are related to one another and the role of study in the Church. Enroll today to understand what Pope Francis meant when he said, "Who believes, sees."

Let Dr. D’Ambrosio help you  better understand the nature of God, the Holy Trinity, and the life and death of Jesus. Gain an appreciation for the place of liturgy, moral principles, the sacraments, and prayer in your life.

Course Name Winter I
Winter II Summer
CHIST 514. Church History I: Early Christians to the Middle Ages - 8Wk       X 2017   X
CHIST 524. Church History II: Renaissance to Modern Church (OSV core) - 8Wk   X   X 2016 X 2017  
CHIST 544. History of the Catholic Church in America - 8Wk     X      
ENG 500. Graduate Writing Skills (core)         X 2016  
ENG 501. Graduate Research Skills (core) X 2017          
GREEK 501. Biblical Greek I X          
GREEK 502. Biblical Greek II     X      
LATIN 501. Latin I         X  
LATIN 502. Latin II X          
PAST 500 - Foundations in Catholic Pastoral Counseling/Pastoral Ministry - 8Wk         X  
PHIL 508. Philosophy for Theology (core) X          
PHIL 534. Philosophy of the Human Person         X  
PHIL 648. Phenomenology: Truth of the World     X      
RELED 550. Principles of Ecclesial Service (OSV core)         X  
RELED 560. Principles of Catholic Education (OSV core) - 8Wk   X        
RELED 671. Leadership for Catholic Adult Faith Formation     X      
SCRPT 515. Biblical Foundations - 16Wk         X  
SCRPT 520. Pentateuch - 8Wk X          
SCRPT 530. Introduction to Scripture and Salvation History (OSV core) - 8Wk    X       X
SCRPT 540. Isaiah and the Prophets     X      
SCRPT 570. Letter to the Romans - 8Wk   X        
SCRPT 571. The Gospel of St. John - 8Wk       X    
SCRPT 576. The Letters of St. Paul         X  
SCRPT 662. The Synoptic Gospels     X      
SPIR 501. Applied Catholic Spirituality (OSV core) - 8Wk   X       X
THEO 500. The Light of Faith: Basics of Catholicism (core) - 8Wk X 2017     X 2016 x 2016 X 2016
THEO 510. Revelation and Faith: Fundamental Theology (core) - 8Wk and 12Wk   X     X(12Wk)  
THEO 551. Theology of the Sacraments (core) X       X  
THEO 560. Fundamental Moral Theology (core) - 8Wk   X   X   X
THEO 584. The Modern Crisis of Values and the Catholic Mind     X      
THEO 617. The Evidence for God from Contemporary Physics and Philosophy
(OSV core)
THEO 631. Introduction to Christology (core)     X   X  
THEO 640. Explaining and Defending the Faith (OSV core) - 8Wk X          
THEO 641. Theology of the Church (core) X   X      
THEO 682. Forming a Catholic World View: Catholic Social Teachings (OSV core) - 8Wk    X     X  
Course Name Winter I
Winter II Summer
BIO 150. Nutrition X          
CHIST 314. Church History I: Early Christians to Middle Ages (core) - 8Wk       X2017   X
CHIST 324. Church History II: Renaissance to Modern Church (core) - 8Wk   X    X X2017  
CHIST 344. History of the Catholic Church in America - 8Wk     X      
ECON 105. Elements of Economics         X  
ENG 100. Undergraduate Writing Skills (core)         X-2016  
ENG 101. Undergraduate Research Skills (core) X          
ENG 105. Introduction to Composition for Theology - 8Wk X   X   X2017  
GREEK 101. Biblical Greek I X          
GREEK 201. Biblical Greek II     X      
HUM 171. Western Civilization, Part I (core) X          
HUM 271. Western Civilization, Part II (core)     X      
LATIN 101. Latin I         X  
LATIN 201. Latin II X          
PHIL 235. Elements of Philosophy of the Human Person - 8Wk   X        
PHIL 305. Introduction to Plato and Aristotle (core) - 8Wk     X     X
RELED 432. General Catechetics for the New Evangelization X          
SCRPT 303. Survey of the Old Testament (core)      X   X  
SCRPT 306. Survey of the New Testament with the CCC (core) X          
SCRPT 310. Reading Scripture Theologically - 8Wk   X     X  
SCRPT 330. Introduction to Scripture and Salvation History - 8Wk     X     X
SCRPT 370. Letter to the Romans - 8Wk   X        
SCRPT 371. The Gospel of St. John - 8Wk       X    
SPIR 301. Applied Catholic Spirituality - 8Wk   X       X
THEO 101. Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part I (core) - 8Wk; AA degree students only X   X   X  
THEO 102. Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part II (core) - 8Wk; AA degree students only   X   X   X
THEO 103. Ethics and Morality (core) - 8Wk   X   X2017   X
THEO 304. Foundations of Catholicism (core) - 8Wk X   X   X  
THEO 313. God, Man and the Universe (core) - 8Wk   X   X    X
THEO 332. Jesus Christ: God, Man and Savior (core) - 8Wk X     X-2017    
THEO 342. The Four Constitutions of Vatican II (core) - 8Wk   X   X-2016 X-2017  
THEO 353. Sacraments: Masterworks of God (core) - 8Wk X     X-2017    
THEO 418. Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas         X  
THEO 468. Principals of Moral Theology - 8Wk   X   X2017    

Proclaiming the Reality of God: Compelling Evidence of God


July 25 - August 15, 2016

Have you ever needed to answer the question, "Does God exist?" Given our increasingly secular society and the atheistic worldview often promoted by the mainstream media and academic/scientific establishment, the need to equip Catholics to credibly, convincingly, and compellingly explain the existence of God has never been greater.

This three-week online apologetics seminar does that by presenting compelling scientific evidence, philosophical reasons, and insights drawn from human nature demonstrating God's existence. The seminar's discussion includes the origin, governing laws and properties of the cosmos, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, and the moral law case of C.S. Lewis. Those who complete this seminar will be able to explain objective reasons for belief in God. 

All Catholics will appreciate this seminar as an opportunity to strengthen their faith and to develop objective and persuasive reasons for belief, valuable for sharing with those who may doubt the existence of God. This is especially appropriate during the Year of Mercy with its emphasis on the spiritual works of mercy, which include being able to "counsel the doubtful" and "instruct the uninformed."

Click here
to see a complete list of online seminars.


Summer 2016  
Registration Opens 5/16/16
Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes 6/20/16
Registration/Payment Deadline 6/27/16
Course Preview Opens 7/1/16
First Day of Class 7/4/16
Last day to register for a course 7/8/16
Last Day to Drop a Course (No W on transcript) 7/15/16
Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript) 7/31/16
Exams open to students 8/24/16
 Last Day of Class  8/27/16
 Last Day to take Final Exams  8/27/16
 Grades Available  9/2/16


 Fall I 2016  12 week  8 week
 Registration Opens 7/11/16 7/11/16
 Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes) 8/15/16 8/15/16
 Tuition Payment Deadline 8/22/16 8/22/16
 Course Preview Opens 8/26/16 8/26/16
 First Day of Class 8/29/16 8/29/16
 Last day to register for a course 9/2/16 9/2/16
 Last Day to Drop a Course (No W on transcript) 9/9/16 9/9/16
 Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript)  10/23/16 9/25/16
 Exams open to students 11/16/16
(SCRPT 515-12/14/16)
 Last day of class 11/19/16
(SCRPT 515-12/17/16)
 Last day to take Final Exams 11/19/16
(SCRPT 515-12/17/16)
 Grades Available 11/25/16
(SCRPT 515-12/23/16)


 Click here to see a full list of Term Dates for 2016


CDU partners with several dioceses and groups to provide high quality online programs in adult faith formation. This partnership allows members of these partners to experience CDU's noncredit courses and seminars at a discounted rate.

If your diocese is listed below, then you are eligible for Group Subsidy Partner discounts. To learn more and to register for courses and seminars click on your group's name:


Each of CDU's partners has a customized agreement - Please visit your partner page and follow the directions for registering for a class.

Become a Subsidy Partner
Learn more on how your group can partner with CDU to enhance the goals and reach of adult faith formation. Contact Sister Mary Margret Ann at 888.254.4238 ext. 709 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .