October 20, 2011
Writer: Writer: Scott Haycock

Starting in January, Brigham Young University-Idaho will offer an expanded number of its academic degrees online.

Online versions of already-established bachelor’s degrees will be available in business management, marriage and family studies, English, web design and development, health care administration, and public health. Medical assisting and web design and development will also be offered online as applied associate degrees. Students can begin enrolling in most online degree programs as soon as Winter 2012.

Online degree courses are semester-based, are taught by professional faculty located throughout the country, and are open to anyone who has previously earned at least 15 credits at BYU-Idaho, BYU, BYU-Hawaii, or LDS Business College.

“We’ve had students earning their Bachelor’s of University Studies degrees online for a couple of years, and we’re delighted with how positive their experience has been,” said Rob Eaton, associate academic vice president over academic development. “Students establish a sense of community as they interact with other students online.”

These new degrees are being offered in addition to three existing online bachelor’s degrees (applied management, nursing, university studies), an applied associate degree in administrative
assistant/office management, and an associate in general studies.

For more information, please visit www.byui.edu/online.