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Distance Education 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 considered Distance Education (DE) programs.  DE programs are designed for off campus students and delivered via the Distance Education campus. 

Prospective students must apply through Undergraduate Admissions. 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 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 web site.

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