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Online Degree Completion
What is Degree Completion?
KCU's Degree Completion programs provide working adults the opportunity to finish a bachelor’s degree that they had previously started, but due to a variety of reasons have never had the opportunity to complete.
What Degree Completion options are available?
KCU currently offers two Degree Completion programs: a Bachelor of Science in General Business and a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies. These programs are structured into cohorts with the same group of students simultaneously progressing through the program. A cohort of students creates a learning community that fosters collaboration and synergy.
How valuable are these degree programs?
The General Business degree provides a solid business curriculum that is reinforced by Christian principles and prepares you for career advancement.
The Biblical Studies degree is perfect for elders, Sunday school teachers, and youth leaders. The Biblical Studies degree prepares you for service in the local church and furthers your own spiritual development.
How many credit hours will it take to complete my degree?
Some students may qualify for graduation at the completion of the 48 hours of core classes. By allowing you to transfer previous college credit, gain credit for life experience and certifications, and take advantage of CLEP and DANTES exams, the time to graduate is much shorter.
Is the degree available solely online?
Yes. Because learning occurs in KCU’s online classrooms, these programs are perfect for working adults. Visits to the campus or other sites are not required.
Do any of the courses have scheduled times when I have to be available online?
No. The program is designed in an asynchronous format. The courses all have established deadlines for assignments and projects. You can complete coursework at a time convenient for you. Occasionally,faculty may desire to have online meetings with students to facilitate a discussion about course material. These recorded meetings would be scheduled at varying times throughout the week and are readily available for those unable to attend.
What are the costs?
Kentucky Christian University’s online tuition is priced competitively at $300 per credit hour. Qualifying students can utilize federal financial aid to defray the costs of their education. Since Pell Grants are available for a maximum of 24 credit hours in an academic year, KCU minimizes out-of-pocket student expenses by not requiring the cohorts to meet during the summer.
Students needing additional credit, however, may utilize the summer months to take online classes at KCU or through another accredited institution. In addition to tuition costs, there is a onetime $150 registration fee and a $50 per semester technology fee. Textbook costs will vary from semester to semester.
How are the cohorts structured?
Each cohort will have a maximum of 21 students. A new cohort may be started each fall and spring.
What are the admission requirements?
Admission into the degree completion program is conditional upon the student being at least 25 years of age and having attained at least 42 semester credits at an accredited institution with the grade of “C” or better. Application instructions are below and appear online.
How do I apply?
Also, please mail the following documents:
- Verification of age (copy of birth certificate or driver’s license)
- 2 letters of reference (1 personal and 1 from a direct supervisor or former instructor)
- Official copy of high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts from all schools attended (must be sent directly from registrar to KCU and cannot be stamped "Issued to Student")
For More Information
Dr. James Owston, Dean of Distance Education 606-474-3273 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kentucky Christian University
Director of Admissions
100 Academic Parkway
Grayson, Kentucky 41143