The University of Louisville is making strides in expanding online education options for students. UofL’s College of Arts & Sciences, School of Public Health and Information Sciences and Kent School of Social Work have launched completely online degrees in Biostatistics, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Women’s & Gender Studies.
“The demand for online learning options continues to grow across all areas of study and fields and more adult students gravitate toward online learning methods than ever before,” said Gale Rhodes, vice provost and executive director of the Delphi Center. “We want to be at the forefront of meeting the demand for flexible and affordable learning for all professionals.”
UofL’s Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, which provides programming and other resources to faculty members that encourage excellence in teaching and foster student learning, started working with academic units in 2001 to offer online programs. Criminal Justice, Public Administration and Human Resource Education were the first online programs offered at UofL.
With the addition of the five new degrees, UofL now offers 29 online programs. This is the first time so many have been added at once. This expansion will broaden access to education for students who are not able to come to campus and want to earn a degree from UofL.
“We envision more accelerated growth as online learning becomes a strategic goal for UofL and its colleges and academic units,” Rhodes said. “We want to be strategic in aligning our online programs with the growth and needs across industries, not only here in Kentucky but also across the U.S. and even abroad.”
All programs can be viewed online.