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Online Undergraduate Programs

The university offers select undergraduate program opportunities at the Bachelor’s level in which the required coursework can be completed through online instruction. These programs are offered online and are considered Distance Education (DE) programs. DE programs are designed for off-campus students and delivered via the Distance Education campus. 

Details regarding prerequisites, academic requirements, and application procedures for each degree program can be found through departmental sites listed below. For more information about costs, see the latest Schedule of Maintenance, Tuition and Fees for Undergraduate Online Programs available at One Stop Student Services.

College of Arts & Sciences

Students with an associate degree can finish their Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Programs with a concentration in either Public Policy & Administration or Culture & Society.

The Public Policy & Administration concentration prepares students for careers in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Your curriculum will cover areas of interest including policy analysis, research methods, non-profit management, economics, and more.

The Cultures & Societies concentration focuses on understanding connections between people and identity. Explore diverse perspectives and areas of study including comparative studies, people and the environment, anthropology, economics, and more.

College of Nursing

Registered Nurse to BSN (RN to BSN)

The Online RN to BSN in the College of Nursing is designed for Registered Nurses (RNs) who hold an Associate’s degree or Diploma in Nursing. Details regarding admissions requirements and procedures can be found on the departmental website.

College of Social Work

Online BSSW

The Online BSSW Program in the College of Social Work is specifically designed for transfer students who have earned 60 transferrable credit hours and an Associate of Art (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from a regionally accredited community college prior to enrollment the Online BSSW Program. Applicants possessing other Associate degrees (for example, Associates of Applied Science) will not be considered for admission. Applicants completing the Tennessee Transfer Pathway are highly encouraged to apply. For any questions about admission or program requirements, please contact Dr. Robert Mindrup at rmindrup@utk.edu or Gina Middleton at gcox@utk.edu

Herbert College of Agriculture

BS in Agriculture with a concentration in Community Engagement and Leadership Development

The online Bachelor of Science degree is for students who have an Associate of Science or Associate of Science in Teaching degree from a regionally accredited community college prior to enrolling in the online ALEC program and who want to develop leadership skills and pursue careers in extension, government, community or youth organizations, business/industry, or international environments.