Religious Studies


Faith Formation


  • Do you hunger to grow in your faith and deepen your knowledge of the Catholic tradition?
  • Are you working in a volunteer or paid ministry position and desire to be more effective? 
  • Do you wish to further your diocesan catechist certification requirements?


The Clarke University Religious Studies Department is making seats available on a first-come, first-served basis to participate in select day or evening Religious Studies courses.  Responding to the U.S. Bishop’s document, Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: A Resource for Guiding the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry, Clarke as a Catholic institution takes its partnership role with the Church seriously to train and develop lay ecclesial ministers. This opportunity is available to those wishing to deepen their faith and ministerial identity as well as those interested in continuing education credit. Clarke currently offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies.
For more information about the Religious Studies department at Clarke, click here.


  • Twenty years of age or older;
  • Active in a local faith community;
  • Commit to basic course requirements with reading and active presence; each day course offers between 30-36 face-to-face contact hours with Clarke faculty. Some courses are available in hybrid format where there is one face to face classroom meeting each week and the rest of the course is delivered on-line.

To view a list of courses, click here.

Continuing Education

  • You receive 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for each course, which can be applied to catechist certification in many dioceses;
  • A certificate of participation will be issued through the Clarke Office of Adult Studies;
  • Specialized Fields: Nursing and Social Work CEUs may be available – determined on a per course basis.


  • $160


  • Contact Maggie Curry, Assistant Director of Timesaver & Continuing Education, at Clarke University at (563)588-6610 or for more information or to register.
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