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Your theology credits are only a click away. It doesn’t matter where you live or when you’re available, you can attend classes online. Divine Word College offers fully accredited classes taught by experienced faculty in an online setting.

Beginning in the Fall 2012 through Spring 2014, one theology course is available online each semester. Courses are open to high school seniors and anyone with a high school diploma or GED. Courses are appropriate for pastoral ministers, lay ministers and other persons engaged in parish ministry. All you need is an internet connection and a desire to learn.



As a fully accredited academic institution by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), DWC offers credit for all online courses. The cost is $400 per credit hour. Or, you may audit the class for a nominal fee.

Full and partial scholarships are available.

Contact the Director of Admissions for more information.


Course Descriptions

 Spring 2014  

Students study the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which is divided into four major parts. They are referred to as the "four pillars" on which the Catechism is built. They are 1) the Creed, what the Church believes; 2) the Sacraments, what the Church celebrates; 3) the Commandments, what the Church lives; and 4) the Lord’s Prayer, what the Church prays. In promulgating the Catechism, Pope John Paul II called them the "four movements of a great symphony." Spring.    3 Credit Hours

Your Instructor

Zografos,-Peter1square.jpgDr. Peter J. Zografos, Associate Professor of Theology and Chair of the Religious Studies Program, is a liturgical theologian, spiritual director, and community builder.

He received his doctoral degree from Barry University, Miami; and a Master of Divinity Degree from the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle University. Formerly director of Campus Ministry and an adjunct faculty member at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Dr. Zografos also served as director of the Office of Evangelization and Worship for the Archdiocese of Anchorage. Prior to coming to Divine Word College, he had presented workshops on the Third Edition of the Roman Missal for the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions in partnership with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the FDLC, a member of the American Academy of Religion, and a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America.