Credits Required

Requirements Credit Hours
Cohort Core Courses 48
*General Education Requirements (see below) 30
Additional Credit Hours 46
Total 124

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
Required Bible 9
Natural Science 3
Humanities 3
Behavioral Science 3
English Composition 6
Social Science 3
Statistics (if not in cohort core schedule) 3
Total 30

Grade Requirements

General Education Courses

  • Lowest acceptable grade is a D
  • No more than 2 courses with a D are allowed

Cohort Core Courses

  • Lowest acceptable grade for any course is a C-.
  • No more than 3 classes of C- are accepted.
  • Any courses with a grade lower than C-, as well as any course beyond those 3 accepted, must be repeated.
  • Students must pay the current rate of tuition to repeat any course.

Absentee Policy

Evangel University has no official attendance policy; however, professors may have attendance policies for individual courses. Please refer to your syllabus for policies.

Credit Options

Students without sufficient credits from prior college work or from demonstrated learning may enroll at an accredited institution in traditional, correspondence, or online courses either simultaneously with or after completing the core program as approved by the Director. Adult Studies offers General Education courses to easily complete the necessary credits. In some cases these deficiencies should be made up prior to the beginning of the comprehensive major program.

Note: Students in the Adult Studies Program do not earn a minor.

Credit Options Include

  • Credit by CLEP
  • Credit by DSST
  • Credit based on Life and Work experiences

* These credit options do not count toward residency for graduation. See catalog for residency requirements.


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