University of Minnesota (U of M), a public research university, has a flagship campus in the heart of the Twin Cities and four coordinate campuses across Minnesota.
Currently, the university offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in almost every field, from medicine to business, law to liberal arts and science and engineering to architecture.
Since more and more students earn their education degrees online, University of Minnesota have developed Digital Campus which brings together online education and classroom based non-credit classes offered throughout the state. The Digital Campus is designed especially for distance and online students. It offers both fully online programs and hybrid programs.
With the same teachers, program requirements and curriculum, all these online programs are equivalent to the on-campus degree programs. All degrees are awarded by the Regents of the University of Minnesota, whether you take classes online or in a classroom.
Fully Online Programs
U of M’s online programs are delivered 100% online. Students don’t need to attend any sessions on campus. These programs offer degree levels at:
• Bachelor’s Degrees: Accounting, Applied Health, Business, Communication, Health Management, Information Technology, Manufacturing Management, Manufacturing Management – Quality Managements, Manufacturing Technology and Marketing
• Master’s Degrees: Computer Science (Master), Computer Science (Master of Science), Electrical Engineering and Maternal and Child Health
• Doctorate Degrees: Nurse-Midwifery, Health Innovation and Leadership, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Specialist, Public Health Nursing and Adult Health / Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
• Licensure: Parent and Family Education Licensure
• Baccalaureate and Post-Baccalaureate Certificates: Applied Business, Autism Spectrum, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Certificates, Manufacturing Management, Manufacturing Technology, Parent Education and Parent Education
Most of these programs are delivered online. However, students are required to come to campus or a community site for a limited number of sessions. Hybrid programs are a great option for those who need scheduling flexibility, but still prefer face-to-face classes. These programs offer degree levels at:
Hybrid Bachelor’s Degrees: Clinical Lab Sciences
Hybrid Master’s Degrees: Education, Healthcare Administration, Occupation Therapy and Public Health Practice
Hybrid Doctorate Degrees: International Education
Note:If you have more questions about Digital Campus, contact Digital Campus Support Center at 1-800-991-8636 (UofM) from 8am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday. You can also reach the center via emails ([email protected]).
The University of Minnesota also offers two programs for those who already have college credits and want to complete a degree online. These degree completion programs are a great option for students who have earned a large number of credits and need a new option to complete their studies. Best of all, both of these programs can be tailored by students in line with their interests and previous coursework. There programs are:
Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies
Some people may don’t need to be admitted to a degree program and they just want to take online courses for some purposes. University of Minnesota offers opportunities for these persons, as anyone can take online courses with U of M. The university offers online courses from 4 campuses: Duluth, Morris, Crookston and the Twin Cities.
If you decide to participate in an online course with University of Minnesota, it is important to know the registration period for online courses. For enrolled students, the registration period is the same as classroom-based courses. For non-degree seeking students, the registration date varies by campus. Generally speaking, you can register to be a non-degree seeking student up until the first day of class, pending course availability.
The completion date for an online course is also the same as a classroom-based course (end of term). However, some online courses may be tied to a specific term, such as 5-week, 8-week or 9 month sessions. You can review the class schedule to determine the dates of the courses you are interested in. You can also contact the instructor directly via email or phone if the class schedule is not clear.
In fact, online learning isn’t the best option for everyone. Due to this, the University of Minnesota has created a self-assessment tool to help you determine if online learning is right for you. The tool consists of a study habits and learning preferences survey and online learning tips. (Study habits and learning preferences survey has a series of questions, which would reflect on your past experiences with learning).
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Don’t worry if you miss out the opportunity to participate in the PSEO program.
There are a few more concurrent enrollment programs for you to earn college credit at the University of Minnesota, such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and College in the Schools (CIS).
As the second-largest institution of higher education in the Midwest, the University of Minnesota provides a couple of options for high school students, in addition to a variety of on-campus and off-campus college courses.