UA Offers New Degree Program Completely Online

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The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville announced June 10 its first fully online bachelor’s degree program.

The UA is still accepting applications for the program, which offers a bachelor’s degree in business administration through the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Classes will launch this fall. Students can complete the coursework in four years by taking 15 credit hours in both the fall and spring semesters.

As of June 18, Karen Boston, coordinator of the online bachelor’s degree program, said 67 prospective students had inquired about the program, and several of them were in the process of applying.

The goal is to enroll up to 200 students within the next two years.

Before now, the state’s flagship university offered select undergraduate courses in an online format, as well as several online graduate degrees.

Students may now earn a bachelor’s degree without ever setting foot on the Fayetteville campus.

Students with an associate’s degree in business, or who are close to earning their bachelor’s, also have the option to complete the online degree program.

Students studying online will pay $274.15 per credit hour for tuition, plus fees, which is the same tuition for on-campus resident undergraduate business students, who pay different fees.