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Earning accelerated general education college credits can help you meet program prerequisites, gain valuable skills and expedite your path to graduation. At SNU, our general education courses last five weeks and take place one night a week or completely online. This allows you to earn college credit while maintaining a full-time job and staying committed to the other obligations or goals in your life.

Choose from a broad selection of courses ranging from psychology to arts and history. The credit you earn can be easily applied to one of SNU’s bachelor’s degree programs designed for busy adults!

Apply today to start your journey toward earning a college degree, one class at a time. Our simple application takes less than 5 minutes to complete!


What Makes This Program Unique?
Earning college credit while working full time or raising a family has never been more possible. Here’s why adult students are thriving and reaching their goals at SNU:

  • Classes take place one night a week in person or entirely online.
  • Students focus on one class at a time to ensure true mastery.
  • Bachelor’s students can earn up to 30 hours of college credit for what they already know.
  • Earn up to 9 hours of college credit from field-specific credentials, certifications, or other professional development
  • Students study alongside other adults in similar stages of life.
  • Instructors with vast amounts of industry experience guide students through courses.
  • Textbooks can be delivered directly to their home address at the beginning of each class.
  • A dedicated student success advisor guides students through the duration of their studies.

Student Testimonials
“The one thing that stands out to me about my experience with general education classes at SNU is the professors. The passion they have for what they teach is engaging!  Many took time to answer my calls, emails, and even meet outside of class to discuss my future. That kind of commitment is above and beyond any experience I have had at other universities.” – Heather Briggs, SNU student

Bethany, Tulsa and Online

There are a variety of general education courses available to take in person or online at SNU.* These three-credit hour courses last five weeks and are ideal for adult students looking to meet prerequisites for programs, wanting to quickly build up college credit, or eventually transition into a degree completion program.

General Psychology

Ed Foundations

Classroom Management

Educational Psychology

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Business and Ethics Principles


Punishment in the US


Skills and Success

Introduction to Speech

Composition II


Digital Photography

American Cinema

History of American Popular Music

Health and Wellness

Survey of Anatomy and Physiology

Data Analysis/Methods

Science, Technology, and Society

Abnormal Psychology

Intro to World Religions

Modern World

Diversity in the Workplace

Christian Faith and Life

Old Testament Literature and Life

New Testament Literature and Life

Biblical Perspectives in Western Culture

*Courses may be only available in certain modalities at certain times. Speak with an enrollment counselor today to create a plan that works for you!

Enrolling at SNU is a simple process. With rolling start dates, there’s no need to wait months at a time to begin your educational journey. Plus, our generous transfer policy, enhanced advanced standing, and prior learning assessment can shorten your path to graduation. Once you are ready, take the following steps:

Step 1. Apply online at

Step 2. Complete your FAFSA at using school code 003149

Step 3. Send official transcripts from any colleges you have attended to SNU at or ATTN: SNU PGS Admissions, Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008.

You will be contacted regarding any supporting materials we may need. Upon acceptance, your student success advisor will help you enroll and prepare for success as an adult student at SNU.

Don’t wait to make your dreams happen. Begin working toward your degree as soon as possible with start dates occurring throughout the year! Once accepted, you will be able to set your start for the soonest start date, as space allows, or plan for future enrollment.

Start dates for General Education courses are scheduled throughout the year.  To find out when the next course begins please call (405) 491-6332 or email


We strive to deliver valuable courses to you at an affordable price, with help from financial aid options such as grants, tuition assistance, loans, and more. All tuition and fees are listed below so you can feel confident in your decision to enroll at SNU without unexpected expenses. To learn about the resources available to you, visit our financial aid page and connect with a representative to discuss your unique needs.

Tuition: $325 per Credit Hour*

Fees: N/A

Textbooks: Students are automatically opted into a program that will deliver books to their home address before each course.

*Effective July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

Going back to school to earn college credit as an adult student is a huge investment in your future. Be sure you have all the tools you need to ensure you’re making the right decision and that you will be successful on your educational journey.

Choosing the Right Program
We want to give you all the information you need to make the decision that will lead you to your goals. Learn how an undergraduate Business Administration degree from the right university can position you for success in an ever changing economy.

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Selecting the Right Format
Choosing the right learning format is an important aspect of setting yourself up for success as an adult student. These resources can help you choose between online and in-person options, understand the value of accelerated courses, and more.

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Getting Started and Enrolling
Going back to school doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Understand what you need to know when entering the world of academia, like how to finance your degree, how to gather transcripts, and how to apply for college.

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Succeeding as an Adult Student
Many adults have thrived at SNU at all of our locations, including online. See some of these resources to learn how they have done it and prepare yourself to do the same!

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Succeeding as a Military Student
You’ve served your country, and that gives you a unique view of the world, approach to education and benefits you receive as an adult student. Our VETS Center is fully-staffed and here to assist active military and veteran students, as well as their dependents, as they return to school, and we also share veteran-specific information on our blog. See some of the resources below or contact our VETS Center directly if you would like further support.

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What Veterans Need to Know Before Going Back to School
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Looking for more ways to make the most of your educational investment? Get free ebooks on topics important to adult students, information-rich infographics, and regular tips on succeeding as an adult student on our blog

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Request More Information

Have questions about SNU or need help determining which program is the right fit? Fill out the form and an enrollment counselor will follow-up to answer your questions!

Text With an Enrollment Counselor

Have questions, but want a faster response?  Fill out the form and one of our enrollment counselors will follow-up via text shortly!