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Welcome to the Department of General Studies. This is one of three departments under Summit University’s School of Theology. Keep reading for information about our General Studies programs and courses and how to apply.
The Department of General Studies offers students several options for immersing themselves in SU’s curriculum. One option is to take single courses, either for credit or as an auditing student. Another option is to compose your own General Studies Certificate Program.
Summit University welcomes students who would like to take individual courses in the Department of General Studies. Taking a course for credit means you will complete all assignments, exercises and tests included in the course. Choose from a variety of 1-, 2- and 3-credit courses as they become available.
Complete credits simply for your own academic satisfaction, or pre-plan for a certificate program that you might want to enroll in at a future date.
If you’re currently pursuing a degree, explore the possibility of taking an SU course on a spiritual subject to supplement and deepen your program at your college or university.
Are you interested in a particular subject matter offered by SU Online yet do not want to receive a grade or earn credits? You may apply to audit General Studies courses each semester for a reduced tuition fee of $50 plus a $10 tech support fee per credit hour. (See Tuition and Fees for more information.)
Students who audit have access to all course materials, interact with the instructor, and participate in course forum discussions. They are not required to complete assignments or take exams, are not graded, and textbooks are optional. No Certificate of Completion and no credits are awarded for auditing courses.
To learn more about auditing courses, click here.
Build your own General Studies certificate from a spectrum of courses. This 18-credit program has one required 3-credit course, RELS 1080 Understanding the Teachings of the Ascended Masters. Students select the additional 15 credits according to their unique interests. Almost any combination of courses will be acceptable. Focus on a specific topic area or go broad for a well-balanced certificate.
The following links will help you learn more about the General Studies Certificate Program:
Are you ready to begin your General Studies journey? Click the button below to learn you how you can apply to join our Summit University online community and start taking courses today.Get started!
Select any course from the list below.
Required Course (3 credits)
Electives (15 credits)
To see a description of theses courses, visit the Course Catalog.
*See the academic calendar for when specific courses will be offered. Course numberings, titles and availability are subject to change without prior notice. The course listing will expand as Summit University adds classes to its curriculum.