Academic Planning

Your academic success is an integral component in building a strong, professional foundation. By meeting with a Career and Academic Planning (CAP) Coach you will be able to navigate your time at George Fox and explore the various pathways that your courses and interests create. Still have questions? Come visit us in Stevens.

Have you made your 4:3 Plan? Make an appointment to meet with your CAP Coach today. 

Check out the 4:3 Plan

*Click the clipboard to view the 4:3 Plan

Discover Yourself - Selecting Your Major

Trying to figure out your major? It can be challenging when you feel uncertain about your direction in life. Some students arrive at George Fox University with no concrete ideas for a major or a career. Others might quickly declare a major, becoming hesitant about pursuing that particular direction in their life. Whether you're interested in too many areas to choose from, or you just don't know how your interests and academics connect, the IDEA Center is here to assist you. Use the following questions and resources to help guide you in your major selection process. Try writing down your answers so you can map them out and see what seems to make sense.

Know Yourself

  • What are you passionate about?
  • What brings you joy?
  • How do you spend your free time?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What makes you unique?

Think Forward

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Where do you want to live?
  • How will you invest your time?
  • What will be your priorities?

Utilize Resources

  • Who do you know?
  • Who can you get to know?
  • Who can help you now?

Take the Next Step

  • Set S.M.A.R.T Goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely
  • Enroll in courses that interest you
  • Get in touch with someone you can trust: A CAP Coach, Faculty, mentor, etc.

Online Self-Discovery Tools

Knowing your own personal strengths will allow you to answer the question, "Who are you?". When you are trying to get into a company, recruiters will always want to start with finding out who you are as a person. Knowing yourself will also help identify your future academic and career goals, as greater success comes when you should be pursuing something that fits well within your strengths. To help you discover your strengths, personality, and skills, here are some online self-discovery tools that have helped students understand their full potential.

Major Selection Resources

Selecting a major is an important step towards achieving academic and career success. The IDEA Center is here to support you through every step of the major selection process. You can use the following resources to explore majors offered at Fox, and find out more information about them. Remember, you can make an appointment with your CAP Coach to help you determine which major is right for you.

Still Undecided? What Do You Like To Do?

Still undecided about what major you want to pursue? Why don't you sit down and reflect on what you enjoy doing the most. This resource can help you understand which majors align with the things you like to do.

What Do You Like to Do?

Browse Undergraduate Listings

Here's a list of all the majors George Fox has to offer. You can find out more information about them.

Undergraduate Listing

Declare/Change Your Major Form

Need to officially declare or change your major? Download this form, fill it out, and get a signature of approval with a  faculty advisor of your choice. This person will be your new faculty advisor for your major, which means he or she has to be affiliated within your new major or minor. You can turn this form into the IDEA Center once it’s signed and we’ll take it from there.

You can also change your faculty advisor through this form. Talk to your current one and see what's best for you.

Declare/Change Major Form

Registering for Classes

Registering for classes to complete your major requirements can be overwhelming. Here are some resources to help you determine which classes are best for you and how you can register for them. Click the "i" button to get a description.

Course Plans

Our four-year course plans provide you with a tool to help you meet all your degree requirements. They are a guide that provides your department's recommended timeline for your course work. As you move through your college experience, you might need to make a few adjustments to accommodate full classes and classes that are not offered every year.

Remember:

  • You will need to take approximately 16 credits every semester to reach the required 126 credits.
  • If you are interested in participating in a performance group or on an athletic team for credit, you must add it to your corresponding semester schedule once you are officially accepted to the team or group. A permission code may be needed when you register. 
  • If you are interested in taking a foreign language course, you will need to take an online placement test to determine your correct course level.
  • If you are undecided about your major, visiting with a Career & Academic Planning (CAP) Coach in the IDEA Center is strongly recommended. CAP Coaches can guide you in your course selection. 
  • If you have taken AP courses of have college credits to transfer in, please make sure we have your official scores and transcripts. More information about transferring in credits may be found here
  • If you have any other questions, contact your faculty advisor or your Career & Academic Planning (CAP) Coach.

Select your correct catalog year and major below to view your plan.