Academic Planning

Utilizing the 4:3 Plan

Make the most of your time at George Fox by building a 4:3 Plan. Your 4:3 Plan integrates academic planning and career engagement so you can be successful at George Fox and beyond. By purposefully planning out your four years and three summers, you'll be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to achieve your Exceptional Life Outcome.

Click the clipboard below for more information, then make an appointment with your CAP Coach to customize your plan to fit your hopes and goals.

Check out the 4:3 Plan

Discover Yourself

Are you trying to figure out your major or considering a new one? It can be challenging when you feel uncertain about your direction in life. Some students arrive at George Fox University with no concrete ideas for a major or a career. Others might quickly declare a major, but become hesitant about pursuing that particular direction with their life. Whether you're interested in too many areas to choose from, or you just don't know how your interests and academics connect, the IDEA Center is here to assist you. Use the following questions and resources to help guide you in your major selection process. Try writing down your answers so you can map them out and see what seems to make sense.

Know Yourself

  • What are you passionate about?
  • What brings you joy?
  • How do you spend your free time?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What makes you unique?

Think Forward

  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • Where do you want to live?
  • How will you invest your time?
  • What will be your priorities?

Utilize Resources

  • Who do you know?
  • Who can you get to know?
  • Who can help you now?

Take the Next Step

  • Set S.M.A.R.T Goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely
  • Enroll in courses that interest you
  • Get in touch with someone you can trust: A CAP Coach, Faculty, mentor, etc.

Online Self-Discovery Tools

Knowing your own personal strengths will allow you to answer the question, "Who are you?". When you are trying to get into a company, recruiters will always want to start with finding out who you are as a person. Knowing yourself will also help identify your future academic and career goals, as greater success comes when you should be pursuing something that fits well within your strengths. To help you discover your strengths, personality and skills, here are some online self-discovery tools that have helped students understand their full potential.

Major Selection Resources

Selecting a major is an important step toward achieving academic and career success. The IDEA Center is here to support you through every step of the major selection process. You can use the following resources to explore majors offered at George Fox and find out more information about them. Remember, you can make an appointment with your CAP Coach to help you determine which major is right for you.

What Can I Do With This Major?

What Can I Do With This Major? 

Check out this resource for all kinds of information about various majors and the career pathways associated with them.

Browse Undergraduate Listings

Here's a list of all the majors George Fox has to offer. You can find out more information about them.

Undergraduate Listing

Declare/Change Your Major

Need to officially declare or change your major? Follow this link, to submit your form to the Registrar's office.

  • You can also change your faculty advisor through the same link. Talk to your current one and see what's best for you.

If you have any questions feel free to stop by the IDEA Center or visit Handshake to set up an appointment with a CAP Coach!

Registering for Classes

Registering for classes to complete your major requirements can be overwhelming. Here are some resources to help you determine which classes are best for you and how you can register for them. *Click on each box for a description.

Course Plans

Our four-year course plans provide you with a tool to help you meet all your degree requirements. They are a guide that provides your department's recommended timeline for your course work. As you move through your college experience, you might need to make a few adjustments to accommodate full classes and classes that are not offered every year.


  • You will need to take approximately 16 credits every semester to reach the required 126 credits.
  • If you are interested in participating in a performance group, you must add it to your corresponding semester schedule once you are officially accepted to the group. A permission code may be needed when you register.
  • If you are interested in taking a Spanish course, you will need to take an online placement test to determine your correct course level.
  • If you are undecided about your major, visiting with a Career & Academic Planning (CAP) Coach in the IDEA Center is strongly recommended. CAP Coaches can guide you in your course selection. 
    • The IDEA Center also offers a 1 credit course, CPAS 214: Discover Your Calling, which promotes self-discovery, and understanding in relationship to vocational calling, values, interests, strengths development, and personality. It is a great option for students who are undecided on their intended outcome.
  • If you have taken AP courses or have college credits to transfer in, make sure we have your official scores and transcripts. AP scores must be requested from the College Board, and dual college credit must be requested from the community college where the credit was earned (We cannot use your high school transcript for this).  More information about transferring in credits may be found here
  • If you have any other questions, contact your faculty advisor or your Career & Academic Planning (CAP) Coach.

Select your correct catalog year and major below to view your plan.

Academic Planning Resources

Each student has unique graduation requirements dependent on how transfer or test credit has been applied. The Advisement Report will guide you through your individualized plan.

Finding Your Advisement Report
Using Your Advisement Report
Course Plans