Learning Opportunities

Online Learning

Starr King School offers 14-week online courses for fall and spring sessions. These classes cover such topics as Unitarian Universalist history and an introduction to theology for Unitarian Universalists.

Online classes are well suited to lay persons involved in congregational and community work who want to ground their focus in theological competency and creativity. These classes are also suited for students from non-Unitarian Universalist schools, ministers seeking continuing education opportunities, and those considering the ministry.

Starr King graduates can receive scholarship assistance (in the form of waived fees) to take one online course each year. To apply, please e-mail the Online Education Director at cyoung@sksm.edu and state your request.

Contact for more information.

Saturday Intensives

Some are open to lay persons who want to further their understanding of theological issues and practices.

Classes meet for one day or successive Saturdays at the Starr King campus and are taught by working professionals and educators who share their expertise in small-group settings. Students earn a half-credit for most of these courses.

Starr King Graduates may take one course a year at the school for free.

Summer Session

Starr King School offers summer courses at its Berkeley campus. These courses are open to all adults. Lay persons, ministers and prospective students are encouraged to attend.

See course descriptions for Summer 2010 session.


Students enrolled in a degree program at Starr King School (or any other Graduate Theological Union school) should follow the registration processes outlined by their school’s registrar.  Starr King’s processes are listed in the Starr King Student Handbook (password required to view).

To register for a course if you are not in a degree program at Starr King or the GTU, please see "How to Register for a Starr King Course".

In addition, the Graduate Theological School offers a cooperative summer session of classes sponsored by the GTU and its member schools.

Summer session housing is available.

Contact / GTU Cooperative Summer Session Office
510/849-8268 or 800/999-0528 x1268

Starr King Courses

Course Listings for 2008 / 2009

Click for Starr King course fees.

Click to view the Starr King catalog in PDF format. (Note: Seminary for the Laity certificate program is no longer offered.)


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