The Online Programs are accelerated degree programs for working adults whose schedules preclude taking traditional daytime classes, whose motivation for pursuing a degree is strong and whose experiences can contribute to cooperative learning styles.
Students with fewer than two years of college credits and significant professional experience may earn the associate of science degree in organizational management.
Students with two years of college-level credits from a regionally accredited institution and significant professional experience may earn the bachelor of science degree in business administration, human resource management, marketing, not-for-profit leadership and psychology. Students may also earn a bachelor of social work degree in social work.
A minor may be added to students' programs of study provided it includes at least 18 hours as described in the minor department. Students may earn a minor in management, marketing, and psychology.
A TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate is also offered by the Online Programs. The TESOL certificate will equip adult students to work effectively with English language learners in their churches or social service organizations. The TESOL certificate requires a practicum experience. (See TEX 396 for explanation.)
Students interested in digital media arts may pursue a certificate in animation or film/tv.
Online classes are facilitated through a virtual classroom and do not have a residency requirement. Contact the Online Programs office for program availability and system requirements.
The Online Programs also offer core curriculum courses for adults. These courses consist of general education requirements and elective credits. Core courses are open to students in the Online Programs and to members of the community for college credit or for personal enrichment.