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Degree Requirements

Residency Requirement

You must take at least 48 semester hours at King University to receive a bachelor's degree from King University.

Prior college work:

  • You must complete at least 45 semester hours of prior college coursework.
  • This may be completed at another accredited college or university.
  • You may also complete the extra required residency credits in the Pathway program at King University.

Note: The program is full-time and is designed so a student with 76 credit hours of work completed at an accredited college will graduate in four semesters.

You must take at least 48 semester hours at King University and a total of 124 semester hours (including transfer credit) to receive a bachelor’s degree from King.

Transfer Credit

Prior to graduation, all Graduate Professional Studies undergraduate students must complete at least 30 semester hours of general education courses that include at least one course in each of the following:

  • Composition
  • College Mathematics
  • Science (with a laboratory)
  • Religion or psychology or sociology or anthropology or intermediate foreign language
  • History or political science or economics
  • Humanities:  literature or art or fine art or music or theatre

To reach the remainder of the 30 hours:

  •  Any course(s) in the liberal arts and sciences

If you are not able to transfer all of your general education requirements or electives, many of these courses are offered through our Pathway or Quest program that you may take during or after your bachelor’s program.

Total semester hours required to earn a King University bachelor degree:

  • 124 including general education, major and elective credits.

King accepts qualified transfer credits from the following sources:  military, “old” credits, two-year technical degrees or closed schools that were accredited. 

For questions concerning qualified transfer credit, please work with your Enrollment Counselor.  

Prior to graduation from King, a comprehensive general education assessment test is required. A pass or fail test, the Outcomes Assessment at King (OAK) becomes available in your student portal upon entering your last semester of classes. The OAK is comprised of 75 general education questions.