2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Completion Programs

Greenville University offers four degree completion programs. The business management, criminal justice, health psychology, and organizational leadership majors offer working adults an opportunity to complete their undergraduate education in a learner centered, accelerated, and online format. Students completing the adult degree completion programs earn the bachelor of science degree. Students’ work and life experiences are related to modern management and leadership theory to produce a productive and useful learning environment.

Admission Requirements

Greenville University admits students who desire to achieve a liberal arts education in an evangelical Christian context. Members of this community are either committed to Christ or are sympathetic to the Christian perspective.

Applicants are evaluated by consideration of their academic record, interviews, and life and work experiences. To be considered for admission, students must submit the following:

  • A completed Application for Admission
  • College Transcripts
  • Complete a writing sample

Types of Admission

  • Full Admission: Student has met all requirements.
  • Provisional Admission: Students who have a grade point average of less than 2.0 on previous college coursework must petition for provisional admission. If provisional admission is granted, completion of the first four courses with grades of C or better will give the student full admission and eligibility to continue in the program.

Transcript Evaluation

The adult degree completion Academic Advisor provides an assessment of the student’s academic history upon receipt of official transcripts, military records (DD214), and other American Council on Education (ACE) accredited instruction. Once the evaluation is complete, the student will receive an unofficial transcript evaluation for review in preparation for enrollment in the adult degree completion program. It is not necessary to have an application on file for the student to request a transcript evaluation.

Credit for Life Experience

Credit based on work or other voluntary experience may be considered based on a request by a student. A petition available from the Records Office must be completed and submitted to the registrar for consideration. The decision for such advanced placement would be the prerogative of the registrar in consultation with the head of the department in which the course is given. A fee may apply for placing credit for life experience onto a transcript.

Academic Review Policy

The unique nature of the adult degree completion program necessitates the College to monitor students’ progress.

  1. To remain in good standing, students are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.
  2. Students with less than a 2.00 grade point average at the end of term 1 maybe be dismissed or placed on academic warning. The student on warning must attain a C or better for all courses in term 2 to continue in the program.
  3. Students who miss three consecutive class meetings in a term are subject to administrative withdrawal and must apply for readmission if they wish to complete the program.
  4. Students who receive F grades for two or more courses in any term will be dropped at the end of the term in which the student is currently enrolled. If such students wish to complete the program, they must apply for readmission to the program and repeat failed courses before continuing to new courses.
  5. Students with provisional admission for academic reasons who are able to complete all four courses in Term 1 with grades of C or better will receive full admission and be eligible to continue in Term 2.

Students who do not maintain the minimum academic standard may jeopardize their financial aid.

Program Costs

Tuition per credit hour $434
Evaluation of Learning Experience Essays $100 per essay
Posting of PLA1 credits to transcript $35 per credit
Graduation fee $149

The costs of texts and materials vary from course to course. Students are responsible for aquiring their own textbooks.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credits include Learning Experience Essays, CLEP scores, and formal training experiences.

Degree Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is earned with a major in business management, criminal justice, health psychology, or organizational leadership. The major requires a total of 120 credits with a minimum of 30 credits taken through Greenville University. Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 for all coursework completed at Greenville University in order to graduate. Major course requirements are listed in the Majors & Minors section of the catalog.


Information about general education requirements can be found in the section by the same name in the catalog.