Enrichment Opportunities (Noncredit)

Options for Auditing Classes

You are always welcome to audit a single class, independent of a non-credit certificate program. If you think you would like to audit more classes over time, however, we recommend that you take a look at our two non-credit certificate program below. The Advanced Studies Certificate will provide you with a structured course track and a certificate of completion to maximize and personalize your learning according to your interests and goals.

You may register for a class up to one week before the first class meeting. To enroll in an audit class, visit the Student Information System page to either visit your existing student account or sign up for a new student account. You can create a new student account by using the button that says "I don't have an account." When creating a new student account, be sure to verify your account via email and complete the full setup process. If you have difficulty registering, please contact our office.

Advanced Studies Certificate | 18 Hours

You don't want to pursue a full masters degree, but still want to pursue advanced ministry training? 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. If you cannot come to a Western Seminary campus, the entire program is available by distance learning through Western Seminary Online campus. Students may take individual classes independent of the ASC program.

  • Cost: $100 per learning unit; $200 per 2-credit course. Each class includes 30 classroom hours.
  • To Enroll: Visit the Student Information System page to either visit your existing student account, or to sign up for a new student account by using the button that says "I don't have an account." When creating a new account, be sure to verify your account via email and complete the full setup process. If you have difficulty registering, please contact our office.
  • Enrollment deadline: one week before first class meeting.

See Curriculum Plan (Women's Transformational Leadership Specialization):

WL 501 Pastoral Understanding of Women 2
WL 502 Women in Pain, Part 1 1
WL 503 Women in Pain, Part 2 1
WL 504 Women in Leadership 1
WL 505 Building Relational Ministries for Women 1
WL 506 Develop and Deliver Life-Changing Messages 2
WL 507 Develop Life-Changing Bible Study Curriculum 1
Open electives: 4 credits