Non-Credit Online Independent Study Courses

CDU offers something for all Catholics. The Continuing Education non-credit courses are enriching and rewarding opportunities to transform your knowledge and love of God while allowing you to become a lifelong learner equipped and inspired to change the world.

  • The only pre-requisite for each course is for you to have a genuine interest to grow in knowledge of the Faith
  • Each of these courses includes open book testing and is easily completed within two months from the date of registration
  • Each non-credit course awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and clock hours
  • Non-credit courses may be used toward obtaining non-credit certificates.

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Non-Credit Online Independent Study Courses Available

CDU offers a great variety of Adult Faith Formation Courses including:

  • Sacred Scripture
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Vatican Council II
  • Church History in America
  • Spirituality
  • Morality and Ethics
  • Sacraments and the Mass
  • Mary

For a description of each of these courses, click HERE and then click on each course icon.

"I can assure you of my profound gratitude and appreciation for everything the Catholic Distance University has done throughout its 29-year history and will continue to do in the future - casting the net out into the deep, in even more expansive and technologically advanced ways - for the sake of the New Evangelization."

-Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano
Apostolic Nuncio