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Complete 15 credits and save nearly $6,000.
Complete 30 credits and save almost $12,000.
To save this much, though, you will want take as many courses as possible every 8 weeks (Course Offerings). You can start taking online classes whenever you like, but many students begin the summer after their sophomore year since this gives them the most time to complete credits.
Start With the Basics–Earning 15 Credits
We recommend taking the starter courses first, which are prerequisites to many advanced courses at Maranatha and other colleges. Even if you complete only these courses, you will have earned at least 15 credits.
You may take these courses whenever they’re offered
- SU-A: New Testament Survey
- SU-B: Old Testament survey
- FA-A: The Modern World
- FA-B: English Composition 1
- SP-A: English Composition 2
- SP-B: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
More Classes That Don’t Require a Prerequisite:
- College Math or College Algebra
- Music Appreciation or Basic Music Literature
- General Psychology
- English Grammar
- Ancient Civilizations
- Computer Applications Seminar
- Introduction to Communications
- Website Design 1
- Personal & Community Health or Drugs, Society and Human Behavior
Finish With More Advanced Courses–Earning 30 Credits
Many additional online courses require some of the above classes as prerequities; check the course webpage or catalog for details.
- Baptist Heritage
- Principles of Bible Study
- Christian Life I, II, III
- More Bible electives
- Calculus 1
- U.S. History 1 and 2 (do not need to take in order)
- American Masterpieces
- British Literature Survey to 1789 or British Literature Survey: 1789 to Present
- Composition and Literature
- Instructional Media & Technology
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Excel