Non-Degree Seeking Students

Are you...

  • looking to update a teaching certification?
  • working on a degree at another school and in need of a theology course?
  • simply seeking greater knowledge of the Catholic faith?

CDU offers the option of taking undergraduate and graduate courses without applying to an academic program. To take an undergraduate course, submit proof of high school graduation or GED or your college transcripts. To take a graduate course, submit your undergraduate college transcripts . How to submit transcripts. Assignments, testing requirements, and tuition are the same for all students.

Courses successfully completed can be applied toward a CDU degree program. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Term Courses

CDU offers three-credit courses in six academic terms throughout the year. Classes meet asynchronously, so students can log into their course rooms when they choose. Each course consists of weekly lessons and a final exam. Most three-credit courses also require a term paper.  Exams are proctored through an online proctoring service, so students must take exams on a computer equipped with a camera and microphone.

Research shows that interactive group classes offer the optimal learning environment. Unique to CDU is our course room design, which encourages interaction with the professor and other students and provides the atmosphere of a classroom. Students read, hear or watch a weekly lecture and post questions and responses related to the lecture in a discussion area. The course room is open 24/7.

For course descriptions, consult the online course catalog.

"It was important for me to pursue a degree as a way to learn more about the Catholic faith and to grow in my relationship with God. The Bachelor completion program offered a systematic way of learning the faith while completing my Bachelor's degree, something I've wanted to finish for many years."

-Dawn Louise Johnson
BA in Theology