Gordon College requires a minimum of 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Gordon College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Gordon College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Gordon College does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 72% of students who start college at Gordon College finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Gordon College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Gordon College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Gordon College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Gordon College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Gordon College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Gordon College.
Student Designed Majors
Gordon College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Gordon College does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Gordon College
Gordon College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Gordon College offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ Gordon College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Gordon College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Gordon College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Gordon College.
❌ Students at Gordon College are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Jenks Learning Resource Center and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Gordon College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University of Southern California
•3-2 dual degree program in nursing with Curry College
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Gordon College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Gordon College has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Gordon College include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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