Welcome to George Fox Digital: First Year Online!

George Fox Digital: First Year Online is an immersive online-learning experience empowering students to complete general education requirements within the flexibility of remote education. This program equips students to graduate in four years–one online and three on campus.

If you aren't quite ready to jump straight into traditional, in-person university education, this program empowers you to adjust to college courses from the comfort and convenience of your own home without losing a step in your four-year graduation timeline.

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Classes

Courses marked with the section designation “GFD” on our classes site during a given semester qualify as options for our First Year Online program. Here is a summary of what we’re currently offering:

Core General Education curriculum options for fully online first year students

LIBA 100 Knowing and Being Known (Jessica Hughes)BIOL 100 Foundations of Biology (Amanda Robert)

COMM 100 Introduction to Communication (Courtney Anderegg)

THEO 101 I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)

MATH 180 College Algebra (Jill Beals)MATH 201 Calculus I (Nick Willis)

BIOL 211 General Biology I (Matt Stump)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I (Jeff Vargason)

ENGR 285 Selected Topics [= ENGR 151 Engineering Principles I] (Neal Ninteman)

HUMA 290 Art, Beauty, and Truth (Jennifer Loop)

Other fully-online, GFD-affiliated courses

WRIT 111 Writing Portfolio Development (Brooks Lampe)HNRS 150 Athens & Jerusalem (Bill Jolliff and Isaac Choi)

ARTS 217 (A) Art History Survey from 1450 (Jennifer Joy Loop)

HIST 151 United States to 1865 (Kerry Irish)COMM 220/420 Intercultural Communication (Courtney Anderegg)

Core General Education curriculum options for fully online first year students

COMM 100 Introduction to Communication (Courtney Anderegg)

BIOL 100 Foundations of Biology (Amanda Robert)

THEO 102 I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)

HHPA 120 Lifelong Fitness (Gabe Haberly)

CHEM 150 General, Organic, and Biochemistry (Jeff Vargason)

MATH 150 World of Math (Neal Ninteman and Pete Rusaw)

PSYC 150 General Psychology (Kris Kays)

MATH 202 Calculus II (Nick Willis)

HUMA 205 Philosophy and Literature (Jessica Hughes)

PHYS 211 General Physics with Calculus I (Todd Curtis)

BIOL 212 General Biology I (Jeff Duerr)

CHEM 212 General Chemistry I (Davida Brown)

THEO 215 Bible and Theology (Joseph Clair, Kurtley Knight, Daniel Morrison)

HUMA 290 Art, Beauty, and Truth (Jennifer Loop)

Other fully-online, GFD-affiliated courses…

COMM 220 / 420 Intercultural Communications (Courtney Anderegg)

HIST 152 United States from 1865 (Kerry Irish)

HNRS 190 Rome and Early Church (Ekaterina Lomperis and Isaac Choi)

A New Kind of Online Platform

This is not online learning as you've experienced it. You'll never have to log into Zoom class at a specific time. And your video lectures are professionally produced and filled with vibrant content you can watch when it's convenient for you. Maybe you've heard of our Be Known promise? It's true online, too. You'll be taught by award-winning professors and empowered to succeed through structure, accountability and engaging course work.

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Learn in a Community

Digital learning doesn't have to be isolating or boring. And it won't be, because this is George Fox, where equipping our students for success is our highest priority. A faculty mentor for every student, cohorts, and coursework that’s actually fun? Yep, that’s what’s in store for you.

Be Formed, Not Just Informed

At George Fox, we aren't shy about our Christian faith! And we believe you can be spiritually formed virtually at home as well as in person on campus. That's why with George Fox Digital: First Year Online you'll have the same opportunities for spiritual development that our on-campus students have.

Ready to take the next step and learn more? Let's talk!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! These courses are professionally produced, designed to be online and taught by award-winning professors who are dedicated to your success. You'll have plenty of support from our community along the way -- including a dedicated faculty mentor -- as you journey through George Fox Digital: First Year Online with a cohort of your peers.

Never! This is nothing like the online classes you had in high school. You will not be required to meet regularly at predetermined class times. You will have deadlines and a weekly rhythm of activities, but you will have the flexibility to complete your work on your own schedule.

Not at all! Regardless of your major, you will be able to take all of your first-year courses through George Fox Digital: First Year Online and return the following year without missing credits or having to make-up classes for your major.

Absolutely! Our Be Known promise applies everywhere, even online. Your professors will know your name and be there every step of the way to teach and guide you through the George Fox Digital: First Year Online experience. You'll also have a faculty mentor available to you anytime you have questions or need additional support.

Yes, our George Fox Digital: First Year Online students are no different than our on-campus students. With the exception of on-campus amenities, you will have access to all kinds of university resources like our exceptional library staff, Student Life, and campus pastors.

Pricing

$499

Per Credit

$7,486

Per Semester (15 Credits)

Enrollment Deposit: $300

The Perks

  • Award-winning professors at a nationally ranked university teaching courses built to be online.
  • Professionally produced lectures we know you'll enjoy.
  • Learn where you want, when you want.
  • A seamless transition to in-person learning the following year.
  • A cohort of peers to journey with, not a bunch of random strangers you'll never see again.
  • Faith integration inside and outside the classroom.
Infographic depicting costs not charged, including room and board, student activities, health and counseling, and health insurance. Total savings: $17,382

Did you know you're still eligible to receive federal and state financial aid as a George Fox Digital: First Year Online student? Here are the types of federal and state funding you can apply toward your tuition:

  • Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Oregon Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Loans

Plus, any scholarships or grants you receive outside of George Fox are applicable too (e.g., Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.)! If you're interested in learning how your financial aid could make a George Fox Digital: First Year Online education even more affordable for you, reach out to our admissions team.

Available Courses by Major

Fall 2020

  • THEO 101 - I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)
  • LIBA 100 - Knowing and Being Known (Jessica Hughes)
  • BIOL 211 - General Biology I (Matt Stump)
  • CHEM 211 - General Chemistry I (Jeff Vargason)

Spring 2021

  • THEO 102 - I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)
  • COMM 100 - Introduction to Communication (Courtney Anderegg)
  • PSYC 150 - General Psychology (Kelly Chang, Kris Kays, Chris Koch, Sue O’Donnell)
  • BIOL 212 - General Biology I (Jeff Duerr)
  • CHEM 212 - General Chemistry I (Davida Brown)

Fall 2020

  • THEO 101 - I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)
  • LIBA 100 - Knowing and Being Known (Jessica Hughes)
  • COMM 100 - Introduction to Communication (Courtney Anderegg)
  • MATH 201 - Calculus I (Nick Willis)
  • CHEM 211 - General Chemistry I (Jeff Vargason)

Spring 2021

  • THEO 102 - I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)
  • HUMA 205 - Philosophy and Literature (Jessica Hughes)
  • HUMA 290
  • MATH 202
  • CHEM 212 - General Chemistry I (Davida Brown)

Fall 2020

  • THEO 101 - I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)
  • LIBA 100 - Knowing and Being Known (Jessica Hughes)
  • MATH 201 - Calculus I (Nick Willis)
  • CHEM 211 - General Chemistry I (Jeff Vargason)
  • ENGR 285 - Selected Topics (Neal Ninteman)

Spring 2021

  • THEO 102 - I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)
  • COMM 100 - Introduction to Communication (Courtney Anderegg)
  • MATH 202 - Calculus II (Nick Willis)
  • PHYS 211
  • ENGR 152 - Engineering Principles II (Chris Sharp)

Fall 2020

  • THEO 101 - I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)
  • LIBA 100 - Knowing and Being Known (Jessica Hughes)
  • MATH 201 - Calculus I (Nick Willis)
  • COMM 100 - Introduction to Communication (Courtney Anderegg)
  • BIOL 211 - General Biology I (Matt Stump)

Spring 2021

  • THEO 102 - I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)
  • PSYC 150 - General Psychology (Kelly Chang, Kris Kays, Chris Koch, Sue O’Donnell)
  • HUMA 215
  • THEO 215 - Bible and Theology
  • BIOL 212 - General Biology I (Jeff Duerr)

Fall 2020

  • THEO 101 - I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)
  • LIBA 100 - Knowing and Being Known (Jessica Hughes)
  • COMM 100 - Introduction to Communication (Courtney Anderegg)
  • BIOL 100 - Foundations of Biology (Amanda Robert)
  • MATH 180 - College Algebra (Jill Beals)

Spring 2021

  • THEO 102 - I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)
  • PSYC 150 - General Psychology (Kelly Chang, Kris Kays, Chris Koch, Sue O’Donnell)
  • THEO 215 - Bible and Theology
  • HUMA 205 - Philosophy and Literature (Jessica Hughes)
  • HUMA 290

Fall 2020

  • HNRS 150
  • BIOL 100 - Foundations of Biology (Amanda Robert)
  • MATH 180 - College Algebra (Jill Beals)

Spring 2021

  • HNRS 190
  • THEO 215 - Bible and Theology
  • HUMA 290
  • PSYC 150 - General Psychology (Kelly Chang, Kris Kays, Chris Koch, Sue O’Donnell)

Fall 2020

  • THEO 101 - I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)
  • LIBA 100 - Knowing and Being Known (Jessica Hughes)
  • COMM 100 - Introduction to Communication (Courtney Anderegg)
  • BIOL 100 - Foundations of Biology (Amanda Robert)
  • MATH 201 - Calculus I (Nick Willis)

Spring 2021

  • THEO 102 - I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)
  • PSYC 150 - General Psychology (Kelly Chang, Kris Kays, Chris Koch, Sue O’Donnell)
  • HUMA 205 - Philosophy and Literature (Jessica Hughes)
  • HUMA 290
  • MATH 202

Fall 2020

  • THEO 101 - I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)
  • LIBA 100 - Knowing and Being Known (Jessica Hughes)
  • COMM 100 - Introduction to Communication (Courtney Anderegg)
  • MATH 180 - College Algebra (Jill Beals)
  • BIOL 211 - General Biology I (Matt Stump)

Spring 2021

  • THEO 102 - I Believe (Joseph Clair, Brian Doak, Sarita Edwards, Leah Payne)
  • CHEM 150 - General, Organic, and Biochemistry (Jeff Vargason)
  • PSYC 150 - General Psychology (Kelly Chang, Kris Kays, Chris Koch, Sue O’Donnell)
  • THEO 215 - Bible and Theology
  • HUMA 205 - Philosophy and Literature (Jessica Hughes)

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