UT Online offers flexibility for students seeking degrees
Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 12:26 pm
The Messenger 07.28.10
Students who want to earn a flexible degree that is designed for working adults, design their degree and then take courses online to fulfill the requirements can pursue that option via UT Online.
UT Online offers an online Bachelor of University Studies degree program that allows students to incorporate 60 hours or more of credit earned from an accredited post-secondary institution and earn up to 30 credit hours from any of the following; experiential learning, proficiency credit andor military credit.
Students can choose academic courses that best meet their career goals in this self-designed general studies degree program. An individualized degree program is constructed in consultation with a faculty adviser whose educational and professional background is related to the student’s programmatic goal.
Courses in communications, history, mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, social science and fine arts can be explored while completing a degree conferred by the University of Tennessee at Martin, a fully accredited campus of UT.
Learning online is a different experience than traditional classroom learning, and UT Online has several aides, including a planning guide, to assist students who want to pursue the B.U.S. degree.
One of the unique features of online B.U.S. is the portfolio credit for experiential learning. Students may have participated in training programs at work, professional or military programs, self-study, hobbies or community activities for which they may receive up to 12 hours of university credit. One of the online B.U.S. courses can help develop the portfolio.
For more information, go to www.utm.edu/utonline/bus.php or call 1-866-587-7589 or (731) 881-7589.