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Enjoy the flexibility of online courses facilitated by SBU’s quality faculty. Choose from general online courses (undergraduate or graduate), online independent study or online dual credit courses.
Undergraduate students trying to meet graduation requirements but having difficulty fitting certain courses into a packed class schedule may enroll in online courses. These courses are available during semesters and summer or winter terms.
General education courses available online include:
Undergraduate graduation requirements available online include:
NOTE: Not all of these courses are offered every term. Please consult the Schedules & Catalog for available offerings.
Current students enroll in online courses through the Self-Service portal.
Non-degree-seeking students should contact the Admissions Office at (417) 328-1810 to enroll in online courses.
The following degree areas offer many online courses:
Enrollment in online graduate courses is facilitated through your academic advisor. Contact Graduate Admissions at (417) 328-1848 or GradEd@SBUniv.edu for more information.
Through Online Independent Study (OLIS), you will learn at your own pace outside of a conventional classroom environment. You may start these open-enrollment courses anytime and have four months to complete the material. You may request a two-month extension if needed.
Please note that there are specific academic requirements for students enrolling in OLIS courses. OLIS courses are not included in a semester's billing. The tuition charges for courses taken through OLIS will be in addition to payment made for a semester.
High school students interested in taking dual credit courses may do so online through SBU.
SBU online dual credit courses are:
The tuition for Online Dual Credit is $95.00 per credit hour. A deposit of $100.00 is required with the submission of your application. The deposit will be placed on your account toward the tuition of the course.
Finance charges will be added to unpaid balances. Credit will not be granted for the course if you fail to pay the full tuition.
Online courses are delivered through Blackboard Learn®. Assignments, lessons, coursework, discussion forums, exams and more are delivered through the Blackboard system.
Some important technical requirements include:
If you have questions regarding technical requirements, contact the SBU Help Desk at (417) 328-1702 or helpdesk@SBUniv.edu.
Required textbooks are available from the SBU Campus Store. You may purchase textbooks from any source, but be sure you acquire the specified edition of the book required for the course.
To find the materials you need through the SBU Campus Store website, search using the academic department code, course number, and OLDC section code.
Procedures for withdrawing from a course and the refund policy are available within each online course and in the course catalog.
You can make a payment in-person at the Cashier's Office, by mail, or online.
Contact the Cashier’s Office at (417) 328-1524 or rharrill@SBUniv.edu.
Contact the Office of Dual Credit at cctc@SBUniv.edu.