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  2. College Credit Plus (Ohio)
  3. Family Pay Option
  4. College Now in the Classroom
  5. Summer Scholars
  6. Commuter Information
  7. Courses
  8. Costs
  9. Deadlines
  10. Accepted Students
  11. General FAQ
  12. Contact Us

COVID-19 Course Prerequisite Update (April 2, 2020)

Math and English Prerequisites: Alternative assessments will be used for students unable to provide test scores for the summer and fall semester. Please contact your advisor for more information.

College Now courses allow qualified students in grades 7–12 to earn dual high school and college credit. Students must apply for admission to the program and be accepted before registering for classes.

Online Courses- Level 1

  • Courses are offered summer, fall, and spring term (SU, FA, SP) unless otherwise noted, e.g., GMTH 1030 Precalculus is listed as 4 credit hours, SU & SP only. 
  • College Credit Plus Level 1 Course Eligibility: Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are not eligible for College Credit Plus funding and are therefore not eligible as Level 1 allowable courses. All other courses listed below are Level 1 allowable courses. 

Bible Minor*

(typically required for all majors)
  • BTGE-1725 The Bible and the Gospel* (3 semester hours)
  • BTGE-2730 Old Testament Literature* (3 semester hours)
    • Prerequisite: BTGE-1725
  • BTGE-2740 New Testament Literature* (3 semester hours)
    • Prerequisites: BTGE 2730
  • BTGE-3755 Theology I* (3 semester hours)
    • Prerequisites: BTGE-2740


  • ECON-2110 Essentials of Economics (3 semester hours)
  • ITM-1510 Software Tools-Business (2 semester hours, $10 course fee)
  • BUS-2150 Statistics for Business (3 semester hours; SU only)
    Prerequisite: GMTH-1020 College Algebra

Engineering and Computer Science

  • EGME-1810 Engineering Graphics (1 semester hour, $25 course fee; SU only)
    Prerequisites: high school geometry and high school Algebra II.

English, Literature and Communication

  • COM-1100 Fundamentals of Speech (3 semester hours)
  • ENG-1400 Composition (3 semester hours, $25 course fee)
    • Prerequisite: minimum ACT English 21 or SAT Reading 500 Critical Reading on the Pre-March-2016 SAT, or 550 Evidence Based Reading and Writing on the New SAT
  • LIT-2340 Western Literature (3 semester hours)
    • Prerequisite: ENG-1400

General Elective

  • FIN-1710 Personal Finance (3 semester hours)

Global Awareness

  • ANTH-1800 Cultural Anthropology (3 semester hours)
  • PYCH-1800 Cross-Cultural Psychology (3 semester hours)


  • HUM-1400 Introduction to Humanities* (3 semester hours, $75 course fee)
  • ANTH-1800 Cultural Anthropology (3 semester hours)
  • HUM-2430 Enjoyment of Music (3 semester hours)


  • GMTH-1010 Introduction to Mathematics (3 semester hours, SU & FA only)
    • Prerequisite: minimum ACT Math 19 or SAT Math 530
  • GMTH-1020 College Algebra (3 semester hours)
    • Prerequisite: minimum ACT Math 19 or SAT Math 530 and 3 years of high school math
  • GMTH-1030 Precalculus (4 semester hours, SU & SP only)
    • Prerequisite: minimum ACT Math 19 or SAT Math 530, GMTH-1020 or permission of instructor based on precalculus readiness test score. Contact your program advisor for readiness test.
  • BUS-2150 Statistics for Business (3 semester hours; SU only)
    • Prerequisite: GMTH-1020 College Algebra
  • PYCH-2610 Statistics (3 semester hours)
    Prerequisite: minimum ACT Math 19 or SAT Math 530 and 3 years of high school math


  • NSG-1000 Member of Nursing Profession (2 semester hours, $150 course fee)
  • NSG-1050 Health Promotion and Wellness (3 semester hours, $150 course fee
    • Prerequisite: NSG-1000

Physical Education*

  • PEF-1990 Physical Activity and Healthy Living* (2 semester hours)


  • GBIO-1000 Principles of Biology (3.5 semester hours)
  • GSCI-1010 Principles of Earth Science (3.5 semester hours, $75 course fee)

Social Science and History

  • ANTH-1800 Cultural Anthropology (3 semester hours)
  • ECON-2110 Essentials of Economics (3 semester hours)
  • GSS-1100 Politics and American Culture (3 semester hours)
  • HIST-1110 U.S. History I (3 semester hours, SU & FA only)
  • HIST-1120 U.S. History II (3 semester hours, SU & SP only)
  • PYCH- 1600 General Psychology (3 semester hours)
  • SOC-1300 Introduction to Sociology (3 semester hours, SU & SP only)

On-Campus Courses 

Most of the options listed above also have on campus offerings. However, the courses listed in this section are only offered on campus. There are no online course offerings for the following classes:

Art and Humanities

ART-1100 Intro to Art (3 semester hours, FA only)
ART-1110 Drawing Foundations (3 semester hours, $100 fee)
VCD-1050 Applied Design: Tech Tools 1 (3 semester hours)
VCD-1200 Design Thinking (2 semester hours, $50 fee, SP only)

Computer Science

  • CS-1210 C++ Programming (2 semester hours, FA & SP only, $50 fee)


  • MATH-1710 Calculus 1 (5 semester hours, FA & SP only)
    • Prerequisites: GMTH 1030 Precalculus or equivalent


  • BIO-1110 Intro to Biology  (4 semester hours, FA & SP only, $100 fee)
  • CHEM-1000 Principles of Chemistry (4 semester hours, FA & SP only, $50 fee)
  • CHEM-1050 Chemistry for Engineers (3.5 semester hours, FA & SP only, $50 fee)
  • CHEM-1110 General Chemistry 1 (4 semester hours, FA only, $100 fee)
  • GEOL-1110 Intro Physical Geology (4 semester hours, $150 fee)
  • GSCI-1020 Principles of Physical Science (3.5 semester hours, SP only, $75 fee)


  • Foreign language courses such as Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.
  • Academic or career success courses such as BUS- 1000 The Business Profession, COM-1150 Communication Seminar, EDUC-1000 The Education Profession, EGGN-1110 The Engineering Profession, PYCH-1000 Orientation to Psychology, and ALHA-1000 Intro to Allied Health Profession.
*Not eligible for College Credit Plus funding
Current Catalog

Transferability of Credits

Cedarville University offers excellent undergraduate, graduate, and online degree programs, but some students may choose to transfer their Cedarville credits to a different college after they graduate from high school.

Cedarville University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the organization recognized by the United States Department of Education as responsible for accrediting degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the 19 states of the North Central region, including Iowa. Thus, college credits earned at Cedarville are eligible to transfer to any other accredited institution of higher learning in the United States.

Transfer Credits are defined as:

  • Credits that have been accepted by the receiving institution
  • Courses that have passing grades
  • Courses that appear on the student’s transcript at the receiving institution

Students need to plan carefully with an academic adviser at the institution where they wish to enroll in order to satisfy the requirements of the transfer institution. Students and parents should be aware that problems in transferring credits generally arise from three areas:

  • Course transfer policies differ from one institution to another. While one college may allow a transferred class to satisfy a general education requirement, another institution may transfer it as an elective.
  • Courses completed that are specific to a particular major at Cedarville may not be counted toward the same major at a different institution.
  • Grades of D or F are not normally transferrable for many courses, but will appear on the student’s Cedarville University transcript.

Students should work closely with an academic adviser when planning to transfer credits to other colleges or universities.