Grand Canyon University (GCU) offers a high-intensity dual credit program that provides students with an affordable and efficient way to gain a head start on their college degree. Courses start each Monday and are seven weeks in length. There are also discussion questions on Wednesdays and Fridays that students are required to participate in each week.
Please keep the following in mind when selecting a course start date. The start date will be set once “ALL” GCU requirements have been met:
1. Provide an official transcript with a seal from the applicant’s accredited high school to Sevenstar admissions at the time of requesting a GCU course.
2. After the student transcript has been approved for DC enrollment with GCU, all English and Math course requests will require a GCU placement test.
3. Once a student has been enrolled in a course, a mandatory “GCU Student Orientation” course starts on the Tuesday before each course start date and must be completed by the Thursday before the start date.
Benefits of dual enrollment at GCU
• More than 50 online courses available
• Students earn 4 college credits
• Dual Enrollment students are eligible for GCU’s Freshman Scholarship
• Course prices at GCU are $100 less than typical Sevenstar Dual Credit prices
Student qualifications and requirements
• Juniors and Seniors can participate with a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.0 or above. Sophomores are also eligible if they have a 3.25 GPA.
• Meet course pre-requisites, if applicable
Dual credit courses
BIB 106 Old Testament Historical Perspectives – 4 credits
This course is an introductory historical survey of the Old Testament. Attention is given to the study of the Bible itself, its institutions, its literature, and the history of the national life of the Hebrew people from earliest times to the close of the Old Testament period. The course also explores the impact of the Old Testament on the development of Christianity and Christian values.
BIB 107 New Testament Historical Perspectives – 4 credits
This course is an introductory historical survey of the New Testament, beginning with the interbiblical period. The main emphasis of this course is the Gospels and Acts, and the development of Christian faith and perspectives throughout this historical period.
BIO 130 Introduction to Life Sciences I
4 credits This course introduces students to the concepts of the scientific method and critical thinking in making observations and formulating hypotheses. Students learn about the structure of cells, DNA replication and gene expression, metabolic pathways, cell cycle, and cell division. The final section of the class includes an overview of animal form and function, organs and organ systems, and physiological processes, with an emphasis on human systems.
BUS 232 Introduction to Sports Management – 4 credits
This course is an overview of the business of sports, including career opportunities, as well as a study of the value of professional management to sports organizations.
COM 126 Communications and the Media – 4 credits
This course is a study of media history and theory with an emphasis on the implications and impact of mass messages on meaning, culture, and society.
COM 151 History and Criticism of Visual Media – 4 credits
This course presents the history of visual art and its connection and influence on modern media. Students gain an artistic vocabulary by becoming familiar with many kinds of visual art, developing their skills in visual analysis, increasing their understanding of aesthetic theory, and applying that understanding in presentations. Prerequisite: COM 126.
CWV 101 Foundations of a Christian Worldview – 4 credits
A worldview acts like glasses through which one views the world. In this course, students explore the big questions that make up a worldview, questions like “Why are we here?” and “What is my purpose?” Students examine how Christians answer these questions and work on exploring their own worldviews, as well as learning how worldview influences one’s perceptions, decision making, and everyday life.
ECN 220 Introduction to Economics – 4 credits
The course covers microeconomic topics, macroeconomic topics, and international economics topics. Microeconomic topics include the nature and method of economics, supply and demand, utility, and supply and demand elasticities. Macroeconomic topics include the measurement of national output, factors that impact output, other means of measuring national wealth and economic well-being, unemployment, inflation, GDP accounting, and business cycles. While the focus of this course is primarily on the U.S. economy, some comparative economic analysis will be covered. In addition, select topics related to international trade and finance are introduced.
ENG 105 English Composition I – 4 credits
This is a course in writing academic prose, including various types of essays, arguments, and constructions. Placement test required
ENG 106 English Composition II – 4 credits
This course explores various types of research writing, with a focus on constructing essays, arguments, and research reports based on primary and secondary sources. Prerequisite: ENG 105
ENG 250 Analysis of World Literature – 4 credits
This course is a study of some diverse works in world literature. It introduces all advanced English course offerings. Students will also be introduced to methods of literary criticism and analysis. All students who plan to major in English should earn a 3.00 or above in this course before taking any upper division English courses. Prerequisite: ENG 105 and ENG 106.
ENG 260 English Literature I – 4 credits
This course is a survey of English Literature from the Old English period through the Enlightenment. Prerequisite: ENG 105 and ENG 106; and ENG 250 for English majors.
HIS 110 World History Themes – 4 credits
This course surveys global civilizations from Africa and the Americas to Eurasia as an overview of the principal cultural, political, and economic themes that shaped world civilization.
HIS 144 United States History Themes – 4 credits
This course provides an overview of the principal political, economic, and cultural, themes that shaped the United States from the Colonial period into the 20th century.
JUS 104 Introduction to Justice Studies – 4 credits
This course provides an introduction to the basic components of the criminal justice system in the United States today: corrections, courts, and law enforcement.
JUS 110 Crime and Criminology – 4 credits
This course provides an examination of classic and contemporary theories of crime causation, including psychological and social causes of crime and theories of punishment.
MAT 250 College Algebra and Trigonometry – 4 credits
This course is a unified study of fundamental concepts from algebra and trigonometry that provide the necessary background for the study of calculus. Topics include modeling linear equations and inequalities; functions and their graphs; polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices and determinants; and conic sections. There is an emphasis on developing both a fundamental understanding of these concepts as well as their application to real-world problem-solving. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MAT-134 or placement test required.
MAT 274 Probability and Statistics – 4 credits
This course provides an introduction to the study of basic probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, and decision making. Emphasis is placed on measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation, regression, discrete and continuous probability distributions, quality control, population parameter estimation, and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAT 134 or placement test required.
MGT 240 Introduction to Management – 4 credits
This introductory course deals with management and the basic management processes and functions. It focuses on real-world management situations concerned with planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, the work of the organization.
MKT 245 Principles of Marketing – 4 credits
This course surveys the marketing mix and marketing concept; markets and buyer behavior; product, service, and relationship marketing for global competition; creating and keeping customers in an e-commerce world; branding and positioning; distribution strategies, integrated marketing communications, and pricing strategies.
PSY 102 General Psychology – 4 credits
This foundation course in the science of behavior includes an overview of the history of psychology, the brain, motivation, emotion, sensory functions, perception, intelligence, gender and sexuality, social psychology, human development, learning psychopathology, and therapy.
SOC 102 Principles of Sociology – 4 credits
This course presents a survey of the concepts, theories, and methods used by sociologists to describe and explain the effects of social structure on human behavior. It emphasizes the understanding and use of the sociological perspective in everyday life.