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General Education courses

Adult students with little or no higher education experience are eligible to take General Education courses. These courses provide the opportunity for working adults to complete core curriculum and elective coursework, while preparing to enter a King University adult studies degree program. In terms of content, each course is designed to be comparable to those offered to traditional undergraduate students. Each course will meet monthly or in a 5 week schedule depending on the class, or online. Course availability will vary by semester.

Curriculum Offered

The curriculum varies each semester based on availability and interest.

The following are examples of courses offered on a rotating schedule to ensure that all students have the opportunity to take the necessary core courses to rotate into the chosen degree program.  Students in this program are also eligible to enroll in the Quest courses.

Sample Courses

Course Number Course Description Credit
BIOL1110 Principles of Biology 4 semester hours
CRJU 1500 Introduction to Criminal Justice 4 semester hours
ENGC 1110 Composition: Writing and Speech 4 semester hours
ENGL 2110 20th and 21st Century Global History 4 semester hours
IDST 2200 The Arts in Historical Context 4 semester hours
KING 1500 Introduction to Higher Education 4 semester hours
MATH 1560 Introduction to Statistics 4 semester hours
PSCI 2010 U.S. Government 4 semester hours
RELG 1001 Foundations of Christian Faith and Practice 4 semester hours

You must take at least 48 semester hours at King University and a total of 124 semester hours (including transfer credit) to receive a bachelor’s degree from King.

Transfer Credit

Prior to graduation, all Graduate & Professional Studies undergraduate students must complete at least 30 credit hours of general education courses that include at least one course in each of the following:

  • Composition
  • College Mathematics
  • Science (with a laboratory)
  • Religion or psychology or sociology or anthropology or foreign language
  • History or political science or economics
  • Humanities:  literature or art or fine art or music or theatre

To reach the remainder of the 30 hours:

  •  Any course(s) in the arts and sciences

If you are not able to transfer all of your general education core requirements or electives, many of these courses are offered through General Education courses that you may take during or after your bachelor’s program.

Total semester hours required to earn a King University bachelor degree:

  • 124 (including core, major and elective credits).

For questions concerning qualified transfer credit, please work with your Enrollment Counselor.  



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