How Does This Work With My Major?

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George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, and the William Penn Honors Program works alongside a wide variety of them to help develop distinguished graduates.

In addition to taking all the necessary courses for chosen majors and minors, students at George Fox are required to complete between 36 and 54 credits as part of the general education requirement .

Approximately 40 percent of a student’s credits are general education credits. The honors program replaces these general education requirements with an entirely separate curriculum (with the exception of math and science requirements). In short, the honors program does not add additional credit load.

Students in the William Penn Honors Program represent a wide range of majors, from biology and engineering to English and social work. This disciplinary diversity creates lively discussions and helps shape students into well-rounded individuals who are able to charitably engage with varying perspectives and modes of thought.

Maggie Plater

Maggie Plater

Marketing major Maggie Plater secured a competitive internship at Boeing by demonstrating how honors taught her collaborative problem-solving, a desirable skill in the business world.

Can I study abroad?

Study abroad options abound at George Fox, and honors students take full advantage of prestigious opportunities, such as studying for a semester at Oxford University.

Emily Lynn Warren

Emily-Lynn Warren

Philosophy major Emily-Lynn Warren was chosen to participate in the Philos Leadership Institute, which trains young Christian leaders in policy, media and activism on Middle East-related issues. Along with this opportunity, Emily studied abroad in Lebanon.

Can I be involved?

Many of our students are involved in the wider George Fox campus community, in activities such as varsity athletics, intramural sports, student government and various clubs.

Kiale Palpant

Kiale Palpant

English major Kiale Palpant serves as editor-in-chief of the student-run literary and art magazine known as The Wineskin.

Post-program prospect?

Everybody needs a network, and our professors’ diverse pedigrees have provided our students with valuable connections to graduate school and professional opportunities.

Josh Cayetano

Josh Cayetano

Coming to George Fox as a political science major, Josh Cayetano’s experience of faith formation in the honors program led to his decision to pursue theological studies at Yale Divinity School, which he will attend on a full ride.