Program Overview

  • This program is ideal for those who wish to explore the theological significance of the Word of God.

Program Goals

  • Evaluate the relationship and unity of the Old and New Testaments
  • Analyze the Church’s reflection on the trajectory of salvation history
  • Develop a theological understanding of God’s words and deeds recorded in Scripture

Program Requirements

  • 18 Credits

Program Time Limit: 3 years

Application Process

  • Submit a free online program application.
  • Send official transcript from high school, GED, or most recent undergraduate institution attended to

Program Costs

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Course Lists

For descriptions of required courses, please consult the online course catalog. All courses listed below are 8 weeks long unless otherwise noted.

To earn the Certificate in Sacred Scripture, students must complete six of the following undergraduate courses (18 credits) at CDU:

Course Number Course Title Credits
SCRPT 210 Reading Scripture Theologically 3
SCRPT 230 Introduction to Scripture and Salvation History 3
SCRPT 370 The Letter to the Romans 3
SCRPT 381 The Gospel of St. John 3
GREEK 101 Biblical Greek I 3
GREEK 201 Biblical Greek II 3
GREEK 301 Advanced Biblical Greek 3


In a 2022 survey of CDU graduate students, 100% reported that they had achieved their learning goals.

CDU Offers:

  • Authentic Catholic teaching
  • Flexibility to study where and when you choose
  • The lowest undergraduate tuition of any U.S.-based online university offering Catholic theology
  • A global Catholic community
  • Knowledgeable and accessible faculty
  • Engaging online courses with discussion forums
  • Mobile app for study on the go
  • Online library staffed by a theological librarian
  • 24/7 technical support

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