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A bachelor's degree helps professionals advance their careers and increase their earning potential. Many career paths require a bachelor's degree for entry-level positions, and professionals with a bachelor's degree earn over $30,000 more per year than those with only a high school diploma.

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that 60% of undergraduate students earn their bachelor's degree within six years, meaning 40% of students do not complete their bachelor's degree. Some students leave college because of work or family obligations, while others face financial barriers.

Online degree-completion programs offer flexibility and accessibility. The flexibility of an online learning format lets students arrange coursework around professional and personal responsibilities. Additionally, online learning allows students to complete a variety of programs throughout the country without the need to relocate. This page introduces the best online degree-completion programs.

The Best Online Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs

Online Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs Ranking Guidelines: We selected these degree programs based on the quality of the program and range of courses provided, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation.

The Best Online Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs

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Northeastern University 

Boston, MA

About this school

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University offers over 80 programs through Northeastern Online, including degree-completion programs. The school focuses on business and technology, offering degree options in areas like analytics and project management that prepare graduates for in-demand careers.

Northeastern prioritizes experiential learning, even for online students. The programs incorporate professional practice in the academic process, helping learners build career-ready skills. Some programs offer internships or virtual work projects with sponsoring organizations. Online students can also participate in full-time co-op opportunities, where they gain experience in a paid position.

Northeastern offers online degree-completion options in:

  • Analytics
  • Information technology
  • Liberal studies
  • Management
  • Project management
  • Psychology

Degree-completion students apply as transfer students. Northeastern partners with community colleges in several states to create a seamless transfer process. Most programs admit students in the fall, spring, and summer.

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Indiana University – Bloomington 

Bloomington, IN

About this school

The flagship campus in Indiana's public university system, Indiana University-Bloomington ranks among the best public universities in the country. IU offers multiple online degree-completion options for students who want to finish their bachelor's degree. Many of the online classes at IU operate on an asynchronous schedule, meaning students can arrange coursework around personal and professional obligations.

Online degree-completion learners can choose from a variety of majors. Majors such as business, informatics, and mathematics prepare graduates for in-demand careers. Students can also pursue social science majors like history, political science, or sociology, which build strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

IU's degree-completion majors include:

  • Business administration
  • Applied health sciences
  • Criminal justice
  • History
  • Informatics
  • Mathematics
  • RN-to-BSN

Applicants must submit transcripts and an essay. Admitted students can earn their degree in as little as two years. Online learners benefit from academic and support services. Indiana residents receive a tuition discount.

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University of Minnesota – Twin Cities 

Minneapolis, MN

About this school

The University of Minnesota offers 150 undergraduate majors. Students can finish a bachelor's degree online through U of M Online in areas like business, communications, health, or English. U of M also offers several online degrees focused on management, including manufacturing management, health management, and information technology management.

Online degree-completion programs at U of M include:

  • Applied health
  • Accounting
  • Communications
  • Management
  • Marketing

Transfer students must submit an application, short essay questions, transcripts, and recommendations. Online U of M students qualify for financial aid and gain access to resources like technology help desk services, university libraries, and U of M online support. Most online students benefit from in-state tuition rates.

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Drexel University 

Philadelphia, PA

About this school

Drexel University, located in Philadelphia, offers a technology-focused education through online and on-campus degrees. Drexel offers a variety of online degree-completion programs in areas like education, business administration, and nursing.

Online learners at Drexel can also customize their degree with a general studies bachelor's degree. General studies majors create a customized curriculum based on their interests and career goals.

Online degree-completion programs at Drexel include:

  • Behavioral health counseling
  • Business administration
  • Criminology and justice studies
  • Education
  • General studies
  • RN-to-BSN

Students can transfer 60-90 credits toward the 120-credit bachelor's degrees, depending on the program. Drexel does not charge an application fee.

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Florida State University, Office of Distance Learning 

Tallahassee, FL

About this school

Based in Tallahassee, Florida State University offers online and on-campus degrees. Students who want to complete a bachelor's degree can enroll in a fully online degree-completion program through Distance @ FSU. Online learners benefit from a flexible format and extensive student support services.

FSU offers online programs in several majors, including computer science, public safety, and social science. The social science degree offers a multidisciplinary curriculum addressing contemporary social issues and problems. Students can customize the degree through concentrations in urban studies, public policy, or environmental studies.

FSU's online degree-completion options include:

  • Computer science
  • Criminology
  • Public safety and security
  • Social science

FSU organizes study groups; hosts livestream events; and offers resources for online students, including academic advising, career advising, and academic tutoring. FSU also provides time management assistance and mentoring services for online learners.

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University of Missouri 

Columbia, MO

About this school

The University of Missouri-Columbia, the flagship campus of the Missouri public university system, offers several online degree-completion programs through Mizzou Online. Online courses last for 8-16 weeks, depending on the program. Online learners can also enroll in self-paced courses, which allow students to complete coursework at their own pace within a six-month period.

Online degree-completion students choose from majors like general studies, business administration, and education. In the general studies program, students complete arts and sciences courses, electives, and foreign language courses. In the business administration major, students gain decision-making and organizational management skills.

Mizzou offers the following online degree-completion programs:

  • General studies
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Business administration
  • Educational studies
  • Public health
  • RN-to-BSN

Mizzou Online offers a 10% tuition discount for community college graduates, veterans, and military service members. Dependents of veterans and military service members also qualify for the discount. Transfer students with at least 24 college credits need a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students with an associate degree from a regionally accredited Missouri community college can gain admission with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

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University of Denver – University College 

Denver, CO

About this school

The University of Denver offers several online degree-completion programs. Online students take courses asynchronously, allowing them to arrange classwork around personal and professional obligations.

DU offers several majors for students completing a bachelor's degree online. Learners can choose from options like communication arts, global studies, and healthcare administration. The global studies major examines social, economic, and political issues across national boundaries. The healthcare administration major trains students to manage healthcare delivery, positioning graduates for leadership roles in the industry.

DU offers online bachelor's degree-completion programs in the following majors:

  • Communication arts
  • Global studies
  • Healthcare administration
  • Information technology
  • Leadership and organizational studies

DU prioritizes flexibility through its online learning platform, which lets students complete school work on their own schedule.

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Kansas State University 

Manhattan, KS

About this school

Kansas State University offers more than 70 online programs through its global campus. Students can pursue online degree-completion programs in business, education, and the social sciences.

Students completing their bachelor's degree online can customize the degree with concentrations and electives. In the business administration major, for example, students can concentrate on supply chain management, human resource management, marketing, or business analytics. Within the education program, learners can major in early childhood education, elementary education, or educational studies.

K-State's degree-completion majors include:

  • Business administration
  • Elementary education
  • Hospitality management
  • Personal financial planning
  • Social science

Students can begin coursework in the fall, spring, or summer. Applicants with at least 24 transfer credits need a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants who are over 21 years old or hold more than 24 college credits do not need to submit ACT or SAT scores.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham – UAB Online 

Birmingham, AL

About this school

The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers online bachelor's degree completion programs through its UAB Finish program, part of UAB Online. UAB Finish helps adults complete a bachelor's degree. The program offers one-on-one application assistance and career services support.

Degree-completion students can choose from business-related majors in areas like accounting, finance, and information systems. UAB also offers management degrees in areas like healthcare management and human resources management. Students can choose from 12 online minors to diversify their degree.

Online degree-completion programs at UAB include:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Information Systems
  • Psychology

Applicants need at least 24 college credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Admitted students must fill out the FAFSA to determine their eligibility for federal financial aid.

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Colorado State University – CSU Global 

Greenwood Village, CO

About this school

Colorado State University-Global Campus offers online degree-completion programs through CSU Global. The 100% online courses operate without set class times or locations. Students can customize their degree through specializations in areas like computer programming, data management, digital marketing, and web application development.

CSU-Global's classes start every four weeks, allowing students to quickly begin completing their bachelor's degree online.

CSU-Global offers online degree-completion programs in:

  • Business management
  • Computer science
  • Criminal justice
  • Human services
  • Information technology
  • Management information systems and business analytics
  • Project management

Students with an associate degree can transfer up to 64 credits from a community college and up to 60 military credits. The university works with community college affiliates to ease the transfer process.

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University of South Florida 

Tampa, FL

About this school

Based in Tampa, the University of South Florida offers online degree-completion programs through its Innovative Education office. USF's degree-completion majors offer upper-division courses online, with some programs incorporating internships or clinical experiences in the student's local area.

USF offers degree-completion majors in fields like criminology, public health, and information studies. Criminology students take courses on topics like law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections. Information studies majors concentrate on high-demand specialties like health informatics, data science and analytics, information security, and information science and technology.

Online degree-completion programs at USF include:

  • Information studies
  • Public health
  • Criminal justice
  • Criminology
  • RN-to-BSN

Applicants with at least 60 transfer credits qualify as upper-level transfer students. They must hold a minimum 2.3 GPA for admission. Graduates with an associate degree from a Florida College System can gain admission with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

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University of Illinois at Chicago 

Chicago, IL

About this school

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers degree-completion programs through the UIC Extended Campus. UIC provides career-ready business and healthcare training through a 100% online format. UIC also hosts the Online Pathways program, which offers online general education courses. This program helps students meet the general education requirements for a bachelor's degree.

UIC's online RN-to-BSN program boasts a 94% graduation rate. Students can begin the program in the fall, spring, or summer. The health information management major meets the qualifications for the registered health information administrator exam. Learners study topics like systems analysis, data quality management, and health information research.

UIC offers the following online degree-completion programs:

  • Health information management
  • RN-to-BSN
  • Business administration

UIC boasts a streamlined admissions process. Transfer applicants only need to submit college transcripts.

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Ohio State University 

Columbus, OH

About this school

The flagship campus in Ohio's public university system, The Ohio State University offers degree-completion programs focused on allied health fields through Ohio State Online. Students can complete a bachelor's degree in radiologic sciences, health sciences, dental hygiene, or nursing.

Designed for licensed dental hygienists, the fully online dental hygiene program trains students for advancement in the field. Most students complete the dental hygiene degree without visiting campus. OSU also offers general education and science classes online.

OSU offers the following online degree-completion majors:

  • Radiologic sciences
  • Health sciences
  • Dental hygiene
  • RN-to-BSN

Online students pay in-state tuition rates, regardless of residency. OSU offers an asynchronous schedule for most classes.

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George Washington University, GW Online 

Washington, DC

About this school

George Washington University offers online bachelor's degree completion programs in health sciences, criminal justice, and nursing through GW Online. The health sciences major offers concentrations in seven areas, including clinical research administration, emergency medical services management, and biomedical informatics.

The RN-to-BSN program offers a 15-month path to the degree. BSN students take 21 credits and complete a professional portfolio, with some classes offering graduate credit for students considering a master's degree in nursing.

GW offers the following online degree-completion programs:

  • Health sciences
  • Police and security studies
  • RN-to-BSN

Students can transfer up to 60 credits into the degree, but they must complete at least 60 credits at GW to meet the school's residency requirement. Prospective degree-completion students must hold a minimum 2.5 GPA and submit a resume, one letter of recommendation, official transcripts, and a personal statement. The personal statement should describe the applicant's reasons for pursuing degree completion through GW.

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West Virginia University 

Morgantown, WV

About this school

West Virginia University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including bachelor's degree completion programs. WVU Online offers an online learning environment for degree-completion students, with a regents bachelor of arts option for adult learners.

The regents program lets students earn college credit for work, life, and military experience. Students in the regents program combine transfer credits, online classes, and a portfolio documenting real-world experience to earn their bachelor's degree.

In addition to the regents program, students can earn a multidisciplinary studies degree which combines three related minors into a major. The flexible option lets students choose from minors like advertising, history, political science, public relations, and sport communication.

WVU's degree-completion programs include:

  • Business administration
  • Child development and family studies
  • Multidisciplinary studies
  • RN-to-BSN

Students can begin in the fall, spring, or summer. Applicants must hold a minimum 2.0 GPA, though the regents program accepts students with a lower GPA through the RBA "F" Forgiveness policy.

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University of New Mexico 

Albuquerque, NM

About this school

At the University of New Mexico, students can finish a bachelor's degree online through UNM Online. Many of UNM's majors offer eight-week classes, multiple start dates, and a fixed tuition rate. These Managed Online Programs offer greater flexibility than many other online degree-completion programs. Students can choose from majors like business administration, Chicana and Chicano studies, and psychology.

In addition to Managed Online Programs, UNM offers standard degree-completion options in communications areas such as strategic communications, interpersonal communications, and intercultural communications. The strategic communications program combines marketing, information management, and public relations coursework.

The online degree-completion programs at UNM include:

  • Business administration
  • Chicana and Chicano studies
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Liberal arts
  • Psychology
  • Technology and training

Online learners can complete coursework around their schedule. UNM offers a flat tuition rate regardless of residency.

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Ball State University 

Muncie, IN

About this school

A public university in Muncie, Indiana, Ball State University dates back to 1918. Today, students can complete a bachelor's degree online through Ball State Online. The flexible format allows students to earn transfer credits through exams or military service. Ball State also accepts transfer credits from accredited institutions, with no expiration date on prior college credits.

Degree-completion students can pursue a bachelor's degree in general studies, which allows them to customize the degree through electives and two minors. Other majors include business administration, nursing, and applied behavior analysis. Online courses operate asynchronously.

Ball State offers the following online degree-completion majors:

  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Business administration
  • General studies
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • RN-to-BSN

Students can begin classes in the fall, spring, or summer. Applicants must submit official transcripts from all previous schools, which Ball State reviews to determine transfer credits.

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Northern Arizona University 

Flagstaff, AZ

About this school

Northern Arizona University offers dozens of degree-completion programs through NAU Online. Online learners can choose from two degree formats: traditional and competency-based. Traditional online learning follows a semester-based schedule, while the competency-based format lets students choose a start date, set their own schedule, and pay a flat subscription rate every six months.

Degree-completion students can choose from majors like social work, liberal arts, and interdisciplinary studies. Students can transfer up to 90 credits toward the degree, completing at least 30 credits at NAU. All degrees include liberal studies general education requirements, upper-division major coursework, and a capstone course.

NAU's online degree-completion programs include:

  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Liberal arts
  • Business administration
  • Public administration
  • Justice studies
  • Social work
  • Computer information technology

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended. Online learners benefit from full library access, tech support, financial aid opportunities, and online tutoring services.

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Loyola University Chicago 

Chicago, IL

About this school

Loyola University offers seven degree-completion programs through Loyola Online. Loyola prioritizes a learner-centered environment, with online courses taught by Loyola faculty with specialized training in online learning. All students receive access to online technology and academic support services.

Degree-completion students can pursue majors in areas like applied studies, management, and information technology. The applied studies program emphasizes foundational skills in communications and business. In the management degree, students gain ethical leadership and applied management skills. The IT major uses accelerated eight-week terms so students can earn their degree in less time.

Loyola offers the following online bachelor's degree-completion majors:

  • Applied psychology
  • Applied studies
  • Information technology
  • Management
  • Strategic digital communications
  • RN-to-BSN

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all prior institutions, which should demonstrate a minimum 2.0 GPA. Some programs require real-time virtual classes, while others let students complete coursework without set class times.

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CUNY School of Professional Studies 

New York, NY

About this school

The City University of New York offers undergraduate degree-completion options through the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Degree-completion students need at least 24 transfer credits. They can choose from majors like business, disability studies, information systems, and liberal studies.

The CUNY business degree trains students in business functions and principles, including global business models, corporate responsibility, and ethical decision-making. In the liberal studies program, students can customize the degree through coursework in areas like English, history, philosophy, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.

Students can finish a bachelor's degree online in the following majors at CUNY:

  • Communications and media
  • Liberal studies
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Information systems
  • Disability studies

Prospective degree-completion students need 24 transferable credits with a minimum 2.5 GPA. CUNY accepts up to 90 transfer credits toward a 120-credit bachelor's degree. Applicants must meet reading, writing, and mathematics requirements and submit a personal essay.

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University of Illinois at Springfield 

Springfield, IL

About this school

The University of Illinois at Springfield offers several online degree-completion programs for students who want to finish a bachelor's degree. Online students work with an online program coordinator to meet graduation requirements.

Students can choose from online majors like liberal studies, computer science, healthcare informatics, and business administration. In the liberal studies program, students work with an advisor to customize the curriculum to their needs and interests. Students can choose a thematic focus like international studies, women and gender studies, or business.

UIS degree-completion majors include:

  • Business administration
  • Computer science
  • Healthcare informatics
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Liberal studies

Students can earn transfer credit for independent studies, service learning, and prior learning. UIS charges a flat tuition rate for online students regardless of residency. Applicants with 30 or more credits must hold a minimum 2.0 GPA.

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Azusa Pacific University 

San Dimas, CA

About this school

Founded in 1899, Azusa Pacific University College offers several online degree-completion programs for students who want to finish a bachelor's degree online. APU prioritizes flexibility with its online learning environment, letting students complete coursework around professional and personal responsibilities.

Degree-completion students can major in areas like criminal justice and business administration. The business administration degree integrates real-world experiences with hands-on classroom projects. In all of APU's completion programs, students must complete a total of 120 credits. Online learners gain access to free writing tutoring and chaplain services.

APU's online bachelor's degree-completion programs include:

  • Business administration
  • Criminal justice
  • Psychology
  • RN-to-BSN

Prospective degree-completion students need 15 transferable credits. Applicants must submit official transcripts showing a minimum 2.0 GPA and a written statement on their career goals. APU requires proficiency in basic academic skills, including collegiate-level English communication skills, for admission.

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University of South Carolina – Columbia 

Columbia, SC

About this school

The University of South Carolina-Columbia offers multiple online degree-completion programs through Palmetto College. Most of UofSC's degree-completion programs admit students with at least 45-60 credits; students with fewer than 45 credits can finish their general education requirements online before declaring a major.

Degree-completion students can major in areas like business administration, liberal arts, or public health. Business administration majors can choose from concentrations in management or accounting. The liberal arts major offers a multidisciplinary option, allowing students to focus on social and behavioral science or the arts and humanities. In the public health major, learners examine how to protect and sustain the public's health.

UofSC offers the following online bachelor's degree-completion majors:

  • Business administration
  • Criminal justice
  • Elementary education
  • Health informatics
  • Public health
  • Liberal studies

Palmetto College admits degree-completion students with 45-60 credits. Some majors set prerequisite courses for admission.

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Missouri State University 

Springfield, MO

About this school

From its Springfield campus, Missouri State University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students interested in a flexible learning environment can also earn a degree from Missouri State Online. With costs below the national average and fully accredited programs taught by full-time faculty, Missouri State's online degree-completion programs appeal to many adult learners. Missouri State also offers virtual research assistance, writing assistance, and one-on-one tutoring for online students.

Students can choose from majors like communication studies, hospitality leadership, and professional writing. Within these programs, online learners can customize the degree with elective courses and tracks. In communication studies, for example, majors can pursue a track in health communication, public relations, or organizational communication. Missouri State also offers online minors.

Missouri State offers online bachelor's degree completion programs in majors such as:

  • Communication studies
  • Finance
  • Hospitality leadership
  • Information technology
  • Professional writing
  • RN-to-BSN

Missouri State offers a flat rate for online students and a streamlined transfer process. Applicants with more than 24 credits and a minimum 2.0 GPA qualify for admission. Missouri State offers transfer advisors to help students transition into the degree-completion program.

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Southern Illinois University – Carbondale 

Carbondale, IL

About this school

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has offered higher education as a public institution since 1869. Today, SIU Online helps students complete a bachelor's degree online. SIU's online degrees follow the same curriculum as on-campus programs. SIU offers online bachelor's degrees in areas like university studies, aviation technologies, business and administration, and journalism.

The university studies major lets students build their own major. The custom bachelor's degree incorporates natural science, social science, and humanities coursework. Graduates from two-year aviation programs can advance their careers by earning an online bachelor of science in aviation technologies. Students interested in management opportunities can pursue a business and administration or healthcare management degree.

Students can complete a bachelor's degree from SIU Online in the following majors:

  • Aviation technologies
  • Business and administration
  • Healthcare management
  • Journalism
  • University studies

Applicants need at least 26 credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA. All transfer students must provide official transcripts from all colleges attended.

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro 

Greensboro, NC

About this school

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro offers flexible degree-completion programs through UNCG Online. The bachelor's in special programs in liberal studies allows students to design their own major through humanities and social science coursework, selecting from seven-week or full-semester classes. With no set class meeting times, the degree works with any schedule.

UNCG also offers degrees in areas like peace and conflict studies, integrated professional studies, and entrepreneurship. Students must complete 120 credits for a bachelor's degree, with a minimum of 31 credits earned at UNCG.

Online bachelor's degree completion programs at UNCG include:

  • Peace and conflict studies
  • Special programs in liberal studies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Integrated professional studies
  • Public health

UNCG only accepts transfer classes with a grade of "C" or higher and recommends a minimum 2.3 GPA.

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Fort Hays State University 

Hays, KS

About this school

The Virtual College at Fort Hays State University offers 60 online degrees, with multiple options for students completing a bachelor's degree online. Students can major in areas like agricultural business, education, technology leadership, or general studies.

The general studies program allows students to choose from concentrations like business communication, child development, historical studies, or rural studies to customize the degree. In the rural studies concentration, for example, students learn about population patterns, geographic constraints, and the role of agriculture.

Online bachelor's degree completion programs at FHSU include:

  • Agricultural business
  • Education
  • General studies
  • Management
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Technology leadership

FHSU admits transfer students with at least 24 credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA. The Virtual College prioritizes accessibility by offering accredited degrees to students worldwide. Online learners pay a flat tuition rate regardless of residency.

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University of Louisiana at Monroe 

Monroe, LA

About this school

A public institution, the University of Louisiana at Monroe sits on the Bayou DeSiard. ULM Online offers multiple degree-completion programs that operate on an eight-week schedule. ULM designed these programs for students balancing school with professional and personal responsibilities.

Students can choose from majors like modern languages, general studies, and business administration. During ULM's business administration major, students combine two concentrations to customize the degree. Concentration options include finance, management, and computer information systems. The general studies major lets students customize their degree through coursework aligned with their interests and career objectives.

ULM offers online degree-completion programs in:

  • Modern languages
  • Business administration
  • General studies
  • Health studies
  • Criminal justice

Online learners typically take 2-3 courses each eight-week term, which lets students complete the degree at an accelerated pace. ULM also offers part-time enrollment options for students who require greater flexibility.

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Lewis University 

Romeoville, IL

About this school

A private, Roman Catholic university in Romeoville, Illinois, Lewis University offers multiple online degree-completion programs. Students can log on at any time, with weekly deadlines for coursework and online discussions. At Lewis, adult learners make up more than 40% of the total student body, with many balancing full-time jobs and families with schoolwork.

Students can complete degrees in areas like business administration, professional studies, and criminal justice. In the business administration program, students learn to make strategic decisions and lead at the enterprise level. The professional studies major is an adult accelerated program that incorporates practical and applied projects, allowing students to bring their professional experience into the classroom.

Lewis offers degree-completion programs in:

  • Business administration
  • Computer science
  • Criminal justice
  • Information security management
  • Professional studies

Lewis offers new sessions every eight weeks, with discounted tuition for adult learners. Transfer students can earn up to 30 credits for professional and personal experiences through prior learning assessments.

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Huntington University 

Huntington, IN

About this school

A private Christian university in Indiana, Huntington University offers seven online degree-completion programs. Designed for students balancing school with personal and professional responsibilities, the programs use an accelerated, five-week online schedule. HU incorporates Christian principles into all of its degrees, offering majors in areas like business administration, human resource management, and not-for-profit leadership.

The not-for-profit leadership major prepares graduates to manage or start a nonprofit organization. The curriculum includes leadership principles rooted in the Christian faith. HU's social work program holds accreditation from the Council of Social Work Education. Students examine advocacy techniques, including ministering to people in need.

HU offers degree-completion programs in:

  • Business administration
  • Human resource management
  • Not-for-profit leadership
  • Psychology
  • Social work

Courses operate on an asynchronous schedule, offering maximum flexibility for students. Applicants must outline their background and educational goals. Prospective and current students can visit campus to meet with adult degree program counselors.

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University of Southern Mississippi 

Hattiesburg, MS

About this school

Established in 1910, the University of Southern Mississippi offers degree-completion programs through Online at Southern Miss. Online learners enjoy a flexible, convenient learning platform designed for students balancing school with personal and professional responsibilities.

Southern Miss offers a customizable liberal studies degree that allows students to design a curriculum aligned with their goals and interests. Learners can also pursue a library and information science bachelor's degree, which incorporates virtual classroom experiences in library management, information technology, and collection development with an internship or practicum at a local library or archive.

Online degree-completion programs at Southern Miss include:

  • Applied technology
  • Business administration
  • Liberal studies
  • Library and information science
  • Sociology

At Southern Miss, all online students pay in-state tuition. Applicants must hold an associate degree or 30 prerequisite credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Southern Miss admits adult learners who do not meet admission requirements on a conditional basis.

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Indiana Wesleyan University 

Marion, IN

About this school

Since 1985, Indiana Wesleyan University has specialized in adult learners, growing from offering four degrees to over 90 programs today. IWU offers several online degree-completion programs. Students can complete a bachelor's degree online in areas like biblical studies, addiction counseling, or integrative studies.

The addiction counseling program offers a 22-month route to a degree. Students examine addiction counseling from a Christian perspective, with local practicums to gain hands-on experience. The biblical studies major prepares graduates for ministry positions or a master's degree in divinity or ministry. In the integrative studies major, students choose a concentration like business, history, liberal arts, or mathematics to customize their degree. The integrative studies curriculum lets students earn a degree in as little as 18 months.

Students can finish a bachelor's degree online in the following majors:

  • Addictions counseling
  • Biblical studies
  • Integrative studies
  • Management
  • Social work
  • RN-to-BSN

The university offers student services to help online learners through the registration and financial aid process.

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Old Dominion University 

Norfolk, VA

About this school

A public research university founded in 1930, Old Dominion University offers online degree-completion programs through ODU Online. ODU partners with several schools to ease the transfer process for students with an associate degree. Learners can pursue online degree-completion programs in areas like training specialist, cybercrime, and interdisciplinary leadership.

The training specialist program blends technical coursework with business training. Students learn to improve productivity, assess problems, and develop training solutions. The cybercrime major includes classes in criminal justice, computer science, and information technology, training graduates for roles in cybersecurity. The interdisciplinary leadership major emphasizes the skills required for leadership roles in diverse organizations.

ODU Online offers bachelor's degree completion programs in:

  • Civil engineering technology
  • Cybercrime
  • Leadership
  • Real estate
  • Special education
  • Training specialist

Applicants work with an enrollment coordinator to determine their transfer credits. ODU offers a guaranteed admission agreement with the Virginia Community College System, allowing all qualified students to complete their bachelor's degree online at ODU.

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California Baptist University – CBU Online 

Riverside, CA

About this school

A private Christian school, California Baptist University offers more than 40 online degrees through CBU Online. Designed for working professionals, the degree-completion programs help students advance their career or start a new career path.

Online learners can major in areas like Christian ministries, liberal studies, business administration, or public administration. The liberal studies degree offers a well-rounded foundation for several career fields. The interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills. In the Christian ministries program, learners study theology and leadership, preparing for graduate-level biblical studies or leadership roles in the church.

CBU Online offers degree-completion programs in the following majors:

  • Business administration
  • Christian ministries
  • Graphic design and digital media
  • Liberal studies
  • Public administration

CBU students learn from a 100% Christian faculty, with support from the university's 100% Christian staff. Applicants must submit official transcripts, a resume, and a personal statement for admission.

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University of Memphis – UofM Online 

Memphis, TN

About this school

A public research institution founded in 1912, the University of Memphis offers over 60 degrees through UofM Global. Learners can complete their bachelor's degree through a flexible format with UofM's online degree-completion programs. Students can choose from majors like business administration, liberal studies, public relations, and professional studies. Within these majors, students can customize their coursework to their goals and interests.

For example, business administration majors can concentrate in accountancy, real estate, finance, management, or marketing management. In the liberal studies major, students select two academic areas to customize the degree.

Students can complete a bachelor's degree at UofM in the following majors:

  • Public relations
  • Professional studies
  • Health services
  • Liberal studies
  • Legal studies
  • Business administration

Online students benefit from a flexible format designed for working professionals. UofM Global offers online students access to services and resources including academic advising, alternative degree pathways, and technology support. Online learners can also access UofM library and career services.

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South Dakota State University 

Brookings, SD

About this school

A public research institution dating back to 1881, South Dakota State University offers multiple online degree-completion programs with flexible schedules and course options. The general studies major, for example, lets students choose from over 30 focus areas, such as allied health, business, and engineering.

SDSU also offers a bachelor's in interdisciplinary studies that allows students to design the curriculum around their interests and professional objectives. Students can choose from options like consumer affairs, entrepreneurial studies, leadership, and communications.

SDSU offers online degree-completion programs in the following majors:

  • Early education and care
  • General studies
  • Human development and family studies
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Psychology

Applicants must submit high school and college transcripts. SDSU often processes undergraduate admission applications within two days, letting students start the program quickly.

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Dallas Baptist University 

Dallas, TX

About this school

A private, Christian institution founded in 1898, Dallas Baptist University offers online degree-completion programs through the Office of Online Education. Students with significant prior technical or occupational studies can choose an inverted degree program. The inverted degree program lets students meet general education and major core requirements while waiving upper-division credit requirements.

For example, students can pursue the interdisciplinary studies inverted program, transferring in technical or occupational credits to meet concentration requirements. Students then choose a concentration to complete the degree. Online learners must complete a minimum of 30 credits at DBU to earn a 120-credit bachelor's degree.

Students can finish a bachelor's degree online in majors such as:

  • Biblical studies
  • Christian studies
  • Criminal justice
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Management
  • Business administration

In addition to accepting transfer credits, DBU offers credit by examination and credit for military or corporate training. However, credit by exam and credit for military or corporate training do not count toward DBU's 30-credit residency requirement.

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Lamar University 

Beaumont, TX

About this school

A public institution in Beaumont, Texas, Lamar University offers online bachelor's degree completion programs through LU Online. The flexible programs offer multiple start dates each year and the option to take accelerated eight-week sessions or 15-week sessions. Online learners can earn degrees in fields like general studies, electrical engineering, communications, and entrepreneurship.

Learners can focus the general studies degree on areas like computer science, corporate communications, family studies, or global issues. The fully online electrical engineering degree holds ABET accreditation. Students complete co-ops and internships to build their skills. The bachelor of business administration in entrepreneurship provides training in business technology, communications, and data analysis.

Students can finish a bachelor's degree online at LU in majors such as:

  • Criminal justice
  • General studies
  • Electrical engineering
  • General business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Communications

Online learners gain access to the career center and disability resource center. Applicants must submit official transcripts.

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East Carolina University 

Greenville, NC

About this school

A public research university founded in 1907, East Carolina University offers more than 100 online programs through ECU Online, including multiple bachelor's degree-completion options. Designed for working adults, the degree-completion programs provide flexibility and support services. The ECU Online Student Services Team helps online learners make progress toward their degree.

Students can complete degrees in areas like education, business, technology, and healthcare. In the business program, students can concentrate in management, marketing, operations and supply chain management, or management information systems. The industrial technology program offers concentrations in distribution and logistics, health information technology, and industrial management. The university studies major appeals to students with at least 75 credits who want to design their own course of study.

ECU offers online degree-completion programs in the following majors:

  • Business administration
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Industrial technology
  • University studies

Online learners at ECU benefit from access to the writing center, career services, and tutoring resources. ECU also offers student veteran services, including military transfer credits. Prospective students must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.

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Nova Southeastern University 

Fort Lauderdale, FL

About this school

Nova Southeastern University, a private institution, offers several online degree-completion programs for students who want to complete a bachelor's degree. Online learners communicate with faculty through real-time electronic classrooms and discussion boards. NSU offers majors like criminal justice, elementary education, and health sciences. The NSU Transfer Advantage program lets qualified transfer students enter NSU with junior standing.

Criminal justice majors study crime, punishment, and rehabilitation. The curriculum emphasizes theories of crime causation, the history of the criminal justice system, and homeland security. In NSU's health sciences program, students study topics like conflict resolution, healthcare administration, and epidemiology. The online learning environment offers flexibility for working professionals seeking career advancement.

Students can finish a bachelor's degree online in majors such as:

  • Criminal justice
  • Elementary education
  • Health sciences
  • Human services administration
  • Psychology

Transfer students can receive credit for prior college coursework, credit by examination, and credit for prior experience. Prospective students can use NSU's transfer credit system tools or reach out to Transfer Evaluation Services to learn more about transfer credits.

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Central Washington University 

Ellensburg, WA

About this school

Part of Washington's public university system, Central Washington University offers online degree-completion programs through CWU Online Learning. Students complete online courses on the quarter system at CWU, choosing from majors like aviation management, interdisciplinary studies, and supply chain management.

In the interdisciplinary studies major, online learners specialize their studies based on their interests and professional aspirations. Similarly, the liberal studies major lets students create their own major with interdepartmental course selections. Students take courses in three or more disciplines within the major. CWU also offers programs for students with a technical or applied science degree, including aviation management and supply chain management.

CWU offers online degree-completion programs in multiple majors, including:

  • Aviation management
  • Business administration
  • English
  • Information technology and administrative management
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Liberal studies
  • Supply chain management

Applicants with at least 40 credits and a minimum 2.5 GPA typically gain admission to CWU. Applicants with a lower GPA undergo a comprehensive review process.

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Western Carolina University 

Cullowhee, NC

About this school

From its campus in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western Carolina University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. WCU also offers online bachelor's degree-completion options through its Distance Education program. With a dedicated distance learning office to support students, WCU helps online learners advance their education.

Students can major in fields like business administration and law, emergency and disaster management, and emergency medical care. In the business administration and law program, students examine business policy, strategy, and legal studies. The emergency medical care program enrolls current paramedics with an associate degree seeking to earn a bachelor's degree.

WCU's online degree-completion programs include:

  • Business administration and law
  • Emergency and disaster management
  • Innovation leadership and entrepreneurship
  • Emergency medical care
  • RN-to-BSN

Prospective online learners can request an unofficial transcript evaluation to determine their transferable credits.

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West Texas A&M University 

Canyon, TX

About this school

Founded in 1910, West Texas A&M University offers several online degree programs for students who want to complete a bachelor's degree. The programs prioritize flexibility, letting students customize their courses based on their past learning and post-graduation goals. WTAMU accepts up to 81 transfer credits, offering a flexible route to a degree for students with significant prior experience. Full-time online students also qualify for transfer student scholarships.

WTAMU offers majors like general studies, applied arts and sciences, and business. General studies students complete an interdisciplinary program with no more than 36 credits in a single discipline. Students with an associate of applied science can pursue the bachelor of applied arts and sciences. During the degree, students complete general education requirements at WTAMU and can transfer technical-vocational credits.

Students can finish a bachelor's degree online at WTAMU in the following majors:

  • Applied arts and sciences
  • Computer information systems
  • Economics
  • Emergency management administration
  • General business
  • General studies
  • Management

WTAMU offers an online learning assessment that shows prospective distance learners the skills they need for the program.

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University of North Texas 

Denton, TX

About this school

A public institution featuring over 100 undergraduate majors, the University of North Texas offers online bachelor's degree completion programs through UNT Online. Some programs offer flexible learning options through UNT's Denton or Frisco campuses for online students who prefer a hybrid program.

Students can pursue majors in areas like applied arts and sciences, integrative studies, and learning technologies. The integrative studies program offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that allows learners to customize the degree through three fields of study. In the learning technologies major, students learn to support businesses, schools, and industries through technology tools and techniques.

UNT offers online degree-completion programs in the following majors:

  • Applied arts and sciences
  • Criminal justice
  • Information science and applied technology
  • Integrative studies
  • Learning technologies
  • Rehabilitation studies

Online learners at UNT can choose an accelerated format to complete a degree in less time. Students can choose from five start dates throughout the year, with courses offered in eight-week terms.

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California University of Pennsylvania 

California, PA

About this school

Founded in 1852, California University of Pennsylvania offers bachelor's degree completion programs through Online at Cal U. The flexible programs let students meet work and family obligations while earning a bachelor's degree. Online students develop analytical skills, gain real-world experience through internship opportunities, and build the background necessary for career advancement or a career change.

Cal U offers degrees in areas like science and technology multidisciplinary studies and liberal studies. In the science and technology multidisciplinary studies major, online learners design their own program of study centered on STEM skills. The liberal studies program lets students customize the degree with coursework in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The customized course plan and experiential learning in the liberal arts program prepares graduates for a variety of career opportunities.

Cal U offers online bachelor's degree completion programs in the following majors:

  • Business administration
  • Exercise science
  • Legal studies
  • Liberal studies
  • Science and technology multidisciplinary studies

Applicants must submit transcripts. Cal U considers optional admission materials like a personal essay, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation in their admission decisions.

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Eastern Kentucky University 

Richmond, KY

About this school

Eastern Kentucky University, part of Kentucky's public university system, offers more than 40 online programs through EKU Online. Online learners take eight-week classes, with access to online tutoring and flat tuition rates. Students can finish a bachelor's degree in majors like business administration, fire protection administration, general studies, and child and family studies. With an accelerated schedule and six start dates each year, EKU helps students complete a bachelor's degree quickly.

The general studies major at EKU builds critical thinking, quantitative, and communication skills. Students can customize the degree around their prior coursework and career goals. During the online fire protection administration degree, one of the only programs of its kind in the country, majors study fire behavior, prevention, response, and investigation.

Students can finish a bachelor's degree in the following majors at EKU:

  • Accounting
  • Business administration
  • Child and family studies
  • Fire protection administration
  • General studies
  • Political science
  • Sports management

Students design a personalized graduation plan with advisors to form a clear graduation path.

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Brescia University 

Owensboro, KY

About this school

A Catholic institution, Brescia University offers a flexible alternative learning environment through BU Online. The program offers online bachelor's degree completion programs in accelerated eight-week terms. Designed for working professionals, students with family responsibilities, and nontraditional students, Brescia's online bachelor's degree completion programs include majors like integrated studies, theology, and social work.

Integrated studies students develop an individualized program. The format prioritizes flexibility while allowing students to combine interests through interdisciplinary study. In the theology program, online students concentrate in pastoral studies. Brescia's social work program prepares graduates with practical coursework and opportunities, leading to careers in social work.

Brescia offers online bachelor's degree completion programs in the following majors:

  • Accounting
  • Integrated studies
  • Business
  • Social work
  • Theology
  • Psychology

Prospective students can apply online or reach out to an admission advisor for an enrollment kit. Brescia froze undergraduate tuition rates to help students plan for the cost of college. The current online tuition rate will remain in effect until Spring 2022.

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What Are Degree Completion Programs?

Degree-completion programs allow students with college credits to finish their bachelor's degree. During the program, students may complete coursework in a variety of disciplines, including business, the social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences. Most degree-completion programs accept 60-90 credits toward the degree, meaning students can finish a bachelor's degree in 1-2 years.

Depending on the program, students may pursue a specific major like English, economics, or psychology. Some programs offer more general options, like a liberal studies degree. Admissions advisors can help students choose the degree-completion program that best fits their education background and career goals.

Many learners prefer online degree-completion programs for the flexible schedule they provide. During an online bachelor's degree, students can often meet graduation requirements at their pace. Many programs offer part-time or accelerated options to fit the needs of students.

Who Should Consider an Online Bachelor's Degree Completion Program?

An online bachelor's degree-completion program appeals to students with work and family obligations. Many online degree-completion programs let students complete coursework and assignments on their own schedule.

Online degree-completion programs also help students save money. By completing a bachelor's degree online, students can compare colleges and universities across the country to find the most affordable option. Online students attending an accredited degree-completion program also qualify for federal financial aid opportunities.

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