Gardner-Webb to Offer Online Classes to Undergraduate Students this Summer

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University Opens Internet Courses to Students at GWU, Other Institutions

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb University will offer students an opportunity this summer to make progress on an undergraduate degree, without sacrificing a summer job or travel plans to take a seated college course.

Several dozen GWU courses already offered online through the University’s Degree Completion Program (DCP) will also be available via the Internet for eligible traditional undergraduate students who attend Gardner-Webb and other institutions. Students enrolled at other colleges and universities may take GWU courses and transfer eligible credits back to their school.

Courses that will be available online this summer include general studies/core curriculum classes like art and music survey, American government, U.S. 20th century history, composition II, American literature survey II, and Old and New Testament. A variety of business and criminal justice classes will also be available for students in good academic standing, including first-semester freshmen beginning their college education.

“We simply want to be sure that students within the traditional undergraduate population are aware of the opportunities that are available for them at Gardner-Webb for summer online study,” shared GWU Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Ben Leslie. “We have many students at Gardner-Webb who transfer summer credits from other institutions. In most cases the same courses are available from Gardner-Webb.”

Gardner-Webb’s eight-week online summer semester begins May 26 and ends July 27. Registration began this week and students must first complete an online form on the GWU Registrar’s website at

To ensure that one of GWU’s summer online courses is available and fits into a specific degree program, students are urged to contact their assigned academic adviser or Carmen Butler, Gardner-Webb’s associate dean of undergraduate advising, and the GWU Advising Center at

Butler also recommends that students check with GWU’s financial planning office at to determine if aid is available to help pay for a summer course online. She said GWU online summer classes are an investment that can pay off by helping students save time in earning a degree.

“Gardner-Webb has previously offered online courses to traditional undergraduate students, however we are now offering them in a greater magnitude,” Butler added. “This summer’s course offerings provide the student with an opportunity to be more invested in their academic progress as well as invested in Gardner-Webb.”

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).