George Fox Pathways Free online courses that move you forward

Advance your skills. Improve your outlook.

Interested in taking classes from expert faculty and industry professionals without the time or financial commitment a university education normally requires?

George Fox Pathways are FREE four-week, fully online courses where you can expand your knowledge and cultivate the skills employers value.

That's right, totally free!
You only pay a fee if you want to earn a transcripted college credit for taking the course.

Classes begin the week of Jan. 24, 2022, and run for four weeks.

As you take the road on your professional journey, we’ve got the pathways for you!

Registration Opens Nov. 1

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Pathways Courses

Our courses are always evolving, so they’re subject to change. Be sure to check for updates when registration opens Nov. 1.

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Organizational Leadership

This personalized Pathway will help you to discover your unique leadership style and gain valuable skills for effective decision-making, communication, and conflict resolution.

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Project Management

From traditional to agile methodologies, this Pathway will examine how project management has evolved over time and become the foundation of industry globally.

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Writing Excellence

Learn the skills you need to captivate, educate, and persuade your readers in any situation. Join us as we review the rules that have changed and the current techniques that ensure clear, effective, memorable communication.

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Healthcare Administration

Take a sneak peek into the highly relevant world of healthcare administration, where new projects and challenges are emerging every day. Choose from guided and self-directed learning options.

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Let’s face it: You’re busy. You might think your schedule won’t allow you to go to school while also working and having a family life. For that reason, we’ve designed our courses to be asynchronous, meaning they don’t start at a specified time, so you can check in at your convenience.

Some courses may include a combination of synchronous and asynchronous engagement, offering you the opportunity to discuss ideas with your instructor and peers in real time via Zoom.


Program Details

  • Pathways serve as introductions to the George Fox University community. These aren’t simply orientations or introductory courses. Rather, they provide a four-week deep dive into a content area, providing students a condensed overview of content available in a given field.
  • All Pathways courses are graded pass/no pass.
  • We have removed the barriers of affordability, location, timing, and commitment by permitting anyone with a high school diploma or equivalency to spend four weeks soaking in the transformative, eye-opening engagement of university-level learning.
  • Think online programs are impersonal? Think again! Our Be Known promise – our commitment to getting to know students personally, academically and spiritually – is alive and well on the internet! You will connect personally with your professor and peers.
  • If, after taking the course, you want to get transcripted credit for it, simply pay a $499 one-credit fee within 12 months of completion. Otherwise, it’s totally free!
  • Pathways courses are open to all but current George Fox traditional undergraduate students, but we hope to open them to these students as well soon.

Our Professors


Rae Casey, PhD

Instructor, Pathway to Organizational Leadership Course


Tim Bussman, MBA, MPA, PMP

Instructor, Pathway to Project Management Course


Jennie Harrop, PhD, DMin, MFA

Instructor, Pathway to Writing Excellence Course


Emily Pearlman, MPH, CHES

Instructor, Healthcare Administration Course

Finish Your Bachelor's Degree

George Fox University also offers accredited, fully online bachelor's degree completion programs designed for working adults.
Learn more about our online degree opportunities.

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