Online certificate program in Franciscan studies offered

September 4, 2015

JOLIET, Ill.—The University of St. Francis (USF) Solutions Resource Center will offer a four-course, online certificate program in Franciscan Studies beginning Sept. 20.

The courses will teach participants about the origins and values of the Franciscans, Franciscan spirituality and evangelical life and Franciscan tradition in art and literature.

Courses are four weeks long with start dates of Sept. 20, Oct. 25, Jan. 3 and Feb. 7. Students can enter and complete the courses anytime within their four-week run. Each week’s module include an overview, assigned readings from online links and related articles and/or activities from document sharing, online discussions, and a reflection writing assignment.

The cost of the program is $1,000; or $250 per course.

To register or for more information about course content, visit or call 815-740-3600. This certificate program was initiated in 2007 courtesy of a grant from the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities.

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves 3,700 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are 46,000 USF alumni throughout the country. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.