There are several things that make FCU’s programs accessible to students, we can mention for example the low prices, the payment conditions, the credits that we accept from formal institutions and the credits that we grant for life experience at the Associate and Bachelor level. Another important factor is that our courses are offered online, streaming, and on campus, these courses are available in three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese.
In this part, you will find all the information about our programs in different areas and at different levels. Click on each button below to get basic information about each level and then return to the PROGRAMS page to navigate through each level. Once you choose a specific level, you can access the different programs of that level and in each of them, you will find general information and the courses that make up each program.
For online students, our Academic year consists of 12 months of classes divided into three semesters. The on-campus students start a program at the beginning of each semester.
Credit Transfers for Academic Programs
The University’s transfer policy is to accept university, college or
seminary credits earned from other institutions, subject to approval by
the Academic Department upon conducting an evaluation of the student’s
Although not a requirement, preference will be given to courses that
were taken at accredited institutions, whether in the United States or
Transfer credits require a minimum grade of “C+” (2.3 – 2.6) GPA. The
university can confer up to three-semester credits per course, for a
maximum of 50% of the credit hours required for the student’s degree
Florida Christian University recognizes the sovereignty rights of
each institution to accept the transfer of credits. Therefore,
acceptance of transfer credits from FCU is at the discretion of the
accepting institution, and it is the student’s responsibility to confirm
whether or not credits will be accepted by another institution of the
Semester Credit System for Academic Programs
Our unit of credit is based on the academic hour. One semester credit consists of 15 academic hours. Our standard course is a three-semester credit course that consists of 45 academic hours.
Florida Christian University, upon validation, confirmation, and
evaluation of Academic Coordinator, may award credits for life
experience to students that are at least 30 years old, as long as the
following criteria are met:
- The prior learning is equivalent to the level of learning in which the student is enrolling.
- The prior learning is demonstrated to provide a balance between theory and practice.
- The credit awarded for the prior learning directly relates to the student’s course.
- At the Associate Degree, we may award up to six-semester credits for life experience.
- At the Bachelor Degree, we may award up to twelve-semester credits for life experience.
Find yourself at FCU. Questions? Reach out to our Office of Admissions for help.