John Williams--BA  Program

John Williams graduated from CDU's Bachelor's degree completion program in 2013. Earning his theology degree allowed him to change careers and pursue a new calling: the Permanent Diaconate. While studying at CDU, John had been a juvenile corrections officer, but his new degree allowed him to find employment as a Catholic high school campus minister.

"In a single summer I found myself transition into a new career as a campus minister of a local Catholic High School, and my diocese accepted me into the Permanent Diaconate program," John says.

Originally a non-denominational Christian, John was officially received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil Mass in 2008.

"CDU allowed me to see how faith and reason can unite," he says.

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New Graduate Course Offered in September

SCRPT 520. Pentateuch

Experience the Old Testament in a whole new way, both in heart and mind, through the eyes of the ancient Hebrews. Join noted scholar and author Father John Worgul, Ph.D., as he explores creation, the fall, exodus, the covenant with Moses, and the delivery of God's law at Mt. Sinai.

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CDU registrationSeptember Course Registration Is Underway!

Enroll today for classes that begin on September 7th. Earn your AA, BA, or MA degree online or take one course to see if CDU is right for you.

Click below for the full list of courses to begin in September.

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OSV CDUOSV and CDU Team Up To Offer New Programs

Teaching the faith isn't easy. Catholic Distance University and Our Sunday Visitor are teaming up to help you carry out this important mission!

Our new degree and certificate program, offered completely online, prepares teachers, catechists, and DREs to teach, promote, and defend the Catholic faith. 

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CDU Online SeminarsUpcoming Online Seminars

October 5-26

  • What Catholics Should Know about Islam

November 2-23

  • Gospel of St. Mark

Image: Christus Pantocrator in the apsis of the Cathedral of Cefalù, Sicily, Italy. Photo by Andreas Wahra, edited by Entheta.

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All courses are 3 credits, unless specified otherwise. For a description of each of these courses, please consult the online course catalog.

This is a preliminary list, courses are subject to change.

Graduate Courses
Prerequisite

Course Number Course Title
Term  
THEO 500 The Light of Faith: Basics of Catholicism
(8 week course)
Sept, Oct, Jan '16

 

Course Number Course Title
Term  
CHIST 514 Church History, Part I: Early Christians to Middle Ages Jan '16
CHIST 524 Church History, Part II: Renaissance to Modern Church Sept
CHIST 544 American Catholic History (8 weeks) Oct
ENG 500 Graduate Writing Skills - CORE  (.5 credits) Jan '16
ENG 501 Graduate Research Skills - CORE  (.5 credits) Sept
GREEK 501 Biblical Greek I Sept
GREEK 502 Biblical Greek II Jan '16
LATIN 501 Latin I Sept
LATIN 502 Latin II Jan '16
PHIL 508 Philosophy for Theology - CORE May '16
PHIL 534 Philosophy of the Human Person Sept
RELED 560 Principles of Catholic Education (8 weeks) Jan '16
RELED 671 Leadership for Catholic Adult Faith Formation Sept
SCRPT 520 Pentateuch (8 week course) Sept
SCRPT 540 Isaiah and the Prophets Jan '16
SCRPT 570 The Letter to the Romans  (8 week course) Jan '16
THEO 510 Revelation and Faith: Fundamental Theology - CORE Sept, Mar '16
THEO 551 Theology of the Sacraments - CORE  Sept
THEO 560 Fundamental Moral Theology - CORE Jan '16
THEO 617 Evidence for God from Contemporary Physics Jan '16
THEO 631 Introduction to Christology - CORE  Jan '16
THEO 641 Theology of the Church - CORE  Jan '16


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All courses are 3 credits, unless specified otherwise. For a description of each of these courses, please consult the online course catalog.

This is a preliminary list, courses are subject to change.

Undergraduate Courses

Course Number Course Title Term  
BIO 150 Nutrition Jan '16
CHIST 314 Church History I: Early Christians to Middle Ages Jan '16
CHIST 324 Church History II: Renaissance to the Modern Church Sept
CHIST 344 American Catholic History (8 weeks) Oct
ECON 105 Elements of Economics Sept
ENG 100 Undergraduate Writing Skills - CORE (1.5 credits) Jan '16
ENG 101 Undergraduate Research Skills - CORE (1.5 credits) Sept
GREEK 101 Biblical Greek I Sept
GREEK 102 Biblical Greek II Jan '16
HUM 171 Western Civilization, Part I Jan '16
LATIN 101 Latin I Sept
LATIN 102 Latin II Jan '16
PHIL 305 Introduction to Plato & Aristotle -CORE  (8 week course) Oct
RELED 432 General Catechetics for the New Evangelization Jan '16
SCRPT 303 Survey of the Old Testament Jan '16
SCRPT 306 Survey of the New Testament - CORE Sept, Mar '16
SCRPT 310 Reading Scripture Theologically - CORE (8 week course) Mar '16
SCRPT 370 The Letter to the Romans (8 week course) Jan '16
SPIR 305 Introduction to Catholic Spirituality (8 week course) Oct
THEO 101 Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part I - AA only (8 week course) Mar '16
THEO 102 Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part II - AA only (8 week course) Sept
THEO 103 Ethics & Morality (8 week course) Oct
THEO 301 Fundamentals of Catholic Doctrine (8 weeks) Mar '16
THEO 313 God, Man and the Universe - CORE (8 week course) Oct, Mar '16
THEO 332 Jesus Christ: God, Man, and Savior - CORE
(8 week course)
Sept
THEO 342 The Four Constitutions of Vatican II - CORE
(8 week course)
Jan '16
THEO 353 Sacraments: Masterworks of God - CORE (8 week course)  Jan '16
THEO 418 Introduction to Thomas Aquinas Sept
THEO 466 Catholic Fundamental Moral Theology, Part A - CORE (8 week course) Jan '16
THEO 467 Catholic Fundamental Moral Theology, Part B - CORE (8 week course) Sept


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What Catholics Should Know about Islam

  October 5 - 26, 2015

Join well-known Catholic author and scholar Dr. Matthew Bunson for a magnificent overview of the history of Islam. Come to understand the similarities and differences between Catholicism and Islam and how can we pursue truth and peace together. 

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Gospel of St. Mark

  November 2 - 23, 2015

Join CDU's academic dean, Dr. Peter Brown, while he explores the many puzzles of this Gospel, including the reasons why Mark has so often been neglected in the history of the Church, and why Mark, despite his relative neglect in the past, is essential in his witness to the truth of Jesus Christ and the historical memory of the Lord's life and ministry. 

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Click here to see a complete list of online seminars.

July 2015 - week Term
Registration Opens                                                             5/11/15
Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes)                         6/15/15
Registration/Payment Deadline                                                                 6/29/15
Course Preview Opens 7/3/15
First Day of Class                                                                   7/6/15
Last Day to Add a Class                                                                            7/10/15
Last Day to Drop a Course (no W on transcript)                                         7/17/15
Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript)        8/2/15
Registration/Schedule exam in Examity deadline                                                  8/14/15
Exams Open for Testing     8/24/15
Last Day of Class                                                                             8/28/15
Final Exams need to be completed                                                              9/3/15
Grades Available                                                                              9/13/15

 Click here to see a full list of Term Dates for 2015

 

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:

Coming Soon—New Learning Management System
CDU will be transferring to a new learning management system beginning September 1, 2015.  Consequently, if you choose to register for an independent study course at this time, you will need to complete the course by August 31.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope that you will find the new system more efficient and resourceful.    If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to discuss with the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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. .