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

ARTP 120 Art and Global Culture (Nathanael Ankeny)

COMM 111 Communication in Society (Kevin Jones)

HHPA 120 Lifelong Fitness (Gabe Haberly)

HIST 111 Modern and Postmodern World (Caitlin Corning)

LITR 111 Faith and Story (Jessica Hughes)

THEO 101 The Bible (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)

THEO 380 Ethics (Graedon Zorzi)

WRIT 111 Caring for Words (Brooks Lampe)

Other fully-online, GFD-affiliated courses

HHPA 120 Lifelong Fitness (Gabe Haberly)

MATH 180 College Algebra (Jill Beals)

MATH 201 Calculus I (Nick Willis)

Core General Education curriculum options for fully online first year students

COMM 111 Communication in Society (Kevin Jones)

GSCI 170 Science and Faith (Davida Brown)

HIST 111 Modern and Postmodern World (Caitlin Corning)

MATH 170 Math That Matters (Pete Rusaw & Neal Ninterman)

PSYC 100 Personhood (Sue O’Donnell)

SSCI 100 Justice (Young-IL Kim)

THEO 102 Christianity (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)

Other fully-online, GFD-affiliated courses…

CHEM 150 Gen, Organic, Biochem (Jeff Vargason)

MATH 202 Calculus II (Nick Willis)

PSYC 150 Gen Psychology (Kris Kays)

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.

Watch video: George Fox Digital: First Year Online

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 2021

  • THEO 101 The Bible (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)
  • MATH 201 Calculus I (Nick Willis)
  • HIST 111 Modern and Postmodern World (Caitlin Corning)
  • ARTP 120 Art and Global Culture (Nathanael Ankeny)
  • LITR 111 Faith and Story (Jessica Hughes)

Spring 2022

  • THEO 102 Christianity (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)
  • COMM 111 Communication in Society (Kevin Jones)
  • PSYC 100 Personhood (Sue O’Donnell)
  • MATH 202 Calculus II (Nick Willis)
  • HIST 111 Modern and Postmodern World (Caitlin Corning)

Fall 2021

  • THEO 101 The Bible (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)
  • MATH 201 Calculus I (Nick Willis)
  • HIST 111 Modern and Postmodern World (Caitlin Corning)
  • ARTP 120 Art and Global Culture (Nathanael Ankeny)
  • LITR 111 Faith and Story (Jessica Hughes)

Spring 2022

  • THEO 102 Christianity (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)
  • COMM 111 Communication in Society (Kevin Jones)
  • PSYC 100 Personhood (Sue O’Donnell)
  • MATH 202 Calculus II (Nick Willis)
  • HIST 111 Modern and Postmodern World (Caitlin Corning)

Fall 2021

  • THEO 101 The Bible (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)
  • WRIT 111 Caring for Words (Brooks Lampe)
  • MATH 201 Calculus I (Nick Willis)
  • CHEM 211
  • ENGR 151 Engineering Principles I (may be offered if needed)

Spring 2022

  • THEO 102 Christianity (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)
  • COMM 111 Communication in Society (Kevin Jones)
  • MATH 202
  • PHYS 211 General Physics with Calculus (may be offered if needed)
  • ENGR 152 Engineering Principles II (may be offered if needed)

Fall 2021

  • THEO 101 The Bible (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)
  • WRIT 111 Caring for Words (Brooks Lampe)
  • HIST 111 Modern and Postmodern World (Caitlin Corning)
  • LITR 111 Faith and Story (Jessica Hughes)
  • ARTP 120 Art and Global Culture (Nathanael Ankeny)

Spring 2022

  • THEO 102 Christianity (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)
  • PSYC 100 Personhood (Sue O’Donnell)
  • MATH 170 Math That Matters (Pete Rusaw & Neal Ninterman)
  • COMM 111 Communication in Society (Kevin Jones)
  • GSCI 170 Science and Faith (Davida Brown)

Fall 2021

  • THEO 101 The Bible (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)
  • ARTP 120 Art and Global Culture (Nathanael Ankeny)
  • LITR 111 Faith and Story (Jessica Hughes)
  • HIST 111 Modern and Postmodern World (Caitlin Corning)
  • WRIT 111 Caring for Words (Brooks Lampe)

Spring 2022

  • THEO 102 Christianity (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)
  • PSYC 100 Personhood (Sue O’Donnell)
  • MATH 170 Math That Matters (Pete Rusaw & Neal Ninterman)
  • COMM 111 Communication in Society (Kevin Jones)
  • GSCI 170 Science and Faith (Davida Brown)

Fall 2021

  • HNRS 150 Athens & Jerusalem (offered online if needed)
  • Choose 3 from the list below:
    • WRIT 111 Caring for Words (Brooks Lampe)
    • LITR 111 Faith and Story (Jessica Hughes)
    • ART 120
    • HIST 111 Modern and Postmodern World (Caitlin Corning)

Spring 2022

  • HNRS 190 Rome & the Early Church (offered online if needed)
  • GSCI 170 Science and Faith (Davida Brown)
  • MATH 170 Math That Matters (Pete Rusaw & Neal Ninterman)
  • PSYC 100 Personhood (Sue O’Donnell)

Fall 2021

  • THEO 101 The Bible (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)
  • WRIT 111 Caring for Words (Brooks Lampe)
  • LITR 111 Faith and Story (Jessica Hughes)
  • MATH 201
  • ARTP 120 Art and Global Culture (Nathanael Ankeny)

Spring 2022

  • THEO 102 Christianity (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)
  • HIST 111 Modern and Postmodern World (Caitlin Corning)
  • COMM 111 Communication in Society (Kevin Jones)
  • PSYC 100 Personhood (Sue O’Donnell)
  • MATH 202 Calculus II (Nick Willis)

Fall 2021

  • THEO 101 The Bible (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)
  • WRIT 111 Caring for Words (Brooks Lampe)
  • LITR 111 Faith and Story (Jessica Hughes)
  • MATH 180 College Algebra (Jill Beals)
  • ARTP 120 Art and Global Culture (Nathanael Ankeny)

Spring 2022

  • THEO 102 Christianity (Sarita Edwards & Dan Morrison)
  • CHEM 150 Gen, Organic, Biochem (Jeff Vargason)
  • PSYC 100 Personhood (Sue O’Donnell)
  • COMM 111 Communication in Society (Kevin Jones)
  • HIST 111 Modern and Postmodern World (Caitlin Corning)

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