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Online Learning Programs

We integrate online and distance learning into many of our programs.

We offer an array of distance learning options for students who need flexible course schedules and formats. You can integrate online and distance learning courses into many of our plans of study—anywhere from a few sessions in a course to an entire degree program.

Our distance learning courses and programs go through the same rigorous approval process as our traditional offerings. They feature well-designed courses led by expert faculty who use emerging technology and communication styles to emulate the personal, lively nature of a face-to-face classroom environment. In addition to fulfilling students’ academic needs, the online format augments information literacy and technology skills that are essential for today’s world and workplace.

A course is considered online if more than 80 percent of the sessions are web-based; however, some are 100 percent online. If the course listing does not specify whether the class is fully online, contact the affiliated academic office for details.

A blended course is one for which 30 to 79 percent of the course is conducted online. Attendance at specified campus sessions is still required. The percentage of instruction that occurs online depends on the course content and is at the discretion of the faculty.

Online Degree and Certificate Program Options at the College of Professional and Continuing Studies

Each semester, a wide array of course offerings will be made available online to students enrolled in these programs, so that regardless of where they are in their progress toward a degree or certificate, they will have courses available that meet the program’s core, general education, and major requirements.

College of Professional and Continuing Studies advisors will closely monitor all students enrolled in the distance learning programs to ensure that the proper variety of courses is available to them each semester as they progress toward graduation.

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