The Advanced Studies Certificate (ASC) is designed specifically for you. This non-credit program provides limited and focused theological training for anyone who does not desire graduate credit or who does not meet the prerequisites to receive graduate credit.
While no formal academic credit is earned in the ASC program, students are awarded Learning Units (LUs) to demonstrate progress toward their 18-LU certificate. ASC participants make the same course choices among available tracks as those offered to credit students in the Graduate Studies Certificate program.
$150 / LU*
College Degree Required?:
Advanced Studies Certificate Distance Education
Biblical and Theological Studies
Intercultural Studies Concentration...OR
Pastoral and Church Ministries Concentration...OR
Pastoral Care to Women
by Distance Education
* A Learning Unit is Western
Seminary's measurement of non-credit participation in a course.
One LU is equivalent to 15 hours of classroom time.
Center for Lifelong Learning:
5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd | Portland, OR 97215 MAP phone: 503.517.1900 | fax: 503.517.1889