Online learning is a component of the Never Settle plan, which calls for an expansion of access to faculty, research and educational programs. - Article From UA News
The University of Arizona is now registering students for 21 undergraduate degree programs offered under the newly launched UA Online campus.
The undergraduate degree programs join a robust slate of more than 40 online graduate school degrees and certificates the University has offered for several years. Scheduled to begin in August 2015, the new online degree programs reflect the University’s vision and commitment to meeting the evolving needs of today's students and working professionals of all ages.
"Online learning is an integral part of Never Settle, the UA academic and business plan which calls for rapidly expanding access to our award-winning faculty, research and educational programs," said Melissa Vito, senior vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and senior vice provost for Academic Initiatives and Student Success.
"We are thrilled that prospective students — from busy professionals advancing their careers and parents returning to the workforce to active military and veterans, community-college transfer students and others — can now earn their undergraduate degree from one of the top 100 universities in the world," Vito said.
According to the 2015 Global Employability Survey, the UA also is ranked among the top public universities in the United States for producing the most-employable graduates. Prospective students now have access to numerous UA online degrees equally as rigorous as the traditional on-campus learning experience, leading to rewarding jobs of the future, such as:
- Digital information and data science with a Bachelor of Arts in eSociety.
- Data management and software development with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Informatics.
- New green economy with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments.
- Health care and health-related sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Care, Health and Society.
- Social services for all populations with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Services and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education.
"As the land-grant university for the state of Arizona, it is our responsibility to expand educational access for all Arizona citizens. The new UA Online undergraduate programs achieve this goal, and so much more, with innovations that enhance engagement for online students," said Vincent J. Del Casino Jr., vice provost of Digital Learning and Student Engagement.
"We are thrilled that students everywhere now have access to a life-changing University of Arizona education. Enrolling in a UA Online degree program not only positions future graduates for a rewarding career, it also provides an engaging student experience that fosters a sense of community and Wildcat pride for life," Del Casino said.
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