At a Glance:

General Education & Electives

Semester credits 3 credits/class
Length 8-week classes; 6-10pm
Format One night per week;
select online and weekend classes
Cost per credit $400* (financial aid available)
Accreditation Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Locations Portland Center (near Tigard); select classes online
Start Dates




*All stated financial information is subject to change.

General Education Classes

George Fox University Adult Degree students study together

Now Accepting Applications

Helping you complete your G.E. requirements.

Join the adult degree program with as few as 20 semester (30 quarter) transferable credits. Students in the Adult Degree Program take their education seriously. By completing your general education classes at George Fox, you will learn alongside committed students in a time-efficient and cost-effective, adult-learning format.


Each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer) is 16 weeks long. We break the semester into two, eight-week sessions. This enables students to take classes in both sessions while making it possible to take just one class at a time. Nearly all classes are three (3) semester credits.

Take a class in session 1 (weeks 1-8), then take a new class in Session 2 (weeks 9-16). Students are encouraged to take more than one class during each session if their schedule allows.

General Education & Elective Requirements

Your transferable college-level coursework will apply to the categories below.

George Fox offers online and classroom courses in all general education categories in order for you to fulfill the following general education requirements:

Categories Semester credits Quarter credits
Communications (must include a college-level writing course) 6 9
Health and Human Performance 2 3
Humanities 9 14
Social Science 9 14
Math 3 4-5
Natural Science 3 4-5
Electives (learn how to earn credit from life/work experience)
58 87
Totals 90 136


Students must have completed at least 20 semester (30 quarter) college-level credits to be eligible to take general education classes at George Fox University.

Your Next Steps

Know exactly how many transferable credits you have by requesting a transcript evaluation from your enrollment counselor through our request information page.

Ready to Apply to the Adult Degree Program?

Simply follow our How to Apply steps to complete your application to take general education classes in the Adult Degree Program.