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Individual Courses - Credit

In addition to offering degree programs, University of Phoenix allows students to enroll in individual courses as a way of familiarizing themselves with the college experience or enhancing their careers. Leadership and critical thinking abilities can also be enhanced when students choose to undergo this form of study. Read on for more information about learning through individual courses.

Official Program Name:

Individual Courses - Credit

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Degree Level:

Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students whose careers warrant further study in a particular area could realize professional benefits by enrolling in individual college courses. In certain instances, those who choose some advanced-level courses may need graduate degrees to qualify for enrollment. Applicants to University of Phoenix programs should have earned at least a high school diploma or GED; some courses may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Individual courses are designed to meet the needs of students who may not be ready to commit to a degree program or who would simply like further education in a given discipline. Students may be able to earn college credits for each individual course they successfully complete. Depending on their prior educational achievements, students can choose from a wide assortment of associate's, bachelor's, or master's-level courses from several program areas. Course topics will vary according to students' interests and aspirations.


University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

While widely available, not all courses and programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats.

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

Associate's Individual Courses - 9 weeks / 3 credits per course

Bachelor's Individual Courses - 5 weeks / 3 credits per course

Master's Individual Courses - 6 weeks / 3 credits per course

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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Required Courses for an Individual Courses Enrollee

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a course.

Individual Course Areas - Associate's Level (3 credits each)

  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • General Education Courses
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Human Services
  • Psychology
  • Technology

Individual Course Areas - Bachelor's Level (3 credits each)

  • Business & Management Courses
  • General Electives
  • Criminal Justice & Security Courses
  • Education Courses
  • Human Services Courses
  • Nursing & Health Care Courses
  • Psychology Courses
  • Public Administration Courses
  • Research & Statistics
  • Technology Courses

Individual Course Areas - Master's Level (3 credits each)

  • Business & Management Courses
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice & Security Courses
  • Education Courses
  • Nursing & Health Care Courses
  • Psychology Courses
  • Public Administration Courses
  • Research & Statistics
  • Technology Courses

Furthering Your Education:

When students have had an opportunity to sample University of Phoenix offerings by enrolling in one or more individual courses, they may decide that a full degree program is a viable option. There are, of course, a broad range of educational program possibilities. Students could pursue several degrees at the University of Phoenix, including the following examples:

  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Administration
  • Master of Science in Psychology