Courses offered at Catholic Theological Union are designed to provide a comprehensive, integrative theological education for ministry in an increasingly global world and a solid foundation for effectiveness as a minister in the Catholic Church. While these courses represent those taught at CTU, courses offered at a given point in time may vary. See the course offerings lists by term for what is being offered during that specific term.
How to read course codes:
The system of letters and numbers that identify courses indicate their characteristics. The letter(s) that precede the numbers usually indicate the field(s) of study. A course with multiple letters satisfies the requirements of each designated field. For example, BW satisfies the requirements for Biblical Studies or Word and Worship. An exception occurs in the letters for the Foundational Core components of the curriculum.
Fields of Study:
|B||Biblical Studies||M||Ministerial Studies|
|C||Intercultural Studies and Ministry||MP||Ministry related to Pastoral Ministry|
|D||Doctrinal Studies||MW||Ministry related to Word and Worship|
|E||Ethical Studies||P||Philosophy Prerequisites|
|H||Historical Studies||S||Spirituality Studies|
|I||Interdisciplinary/Integrative||W||Word and Worship Studies|
Note: Biblical Study and Travel courses have an “i“ after the 4-digit number
Foundational Course letters:
FP Foundational/Pastoral Practice
FA Foundational/Art of Theology
FR Foundational/Religion in Context
Prerequesite Course letters:
MA Master's Level Courses
Additional Educational Opportunities:
K Public Lectures, Series, & Workshops
The four digit numbers of the course indicate the level of instruction of the course.
2000 Non-credit prerequisite level course
4000 Intermediate level courses
5000 Seminar level courses
6000 Doctor of Ministry seminars