Jul 13, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

eCampus (Online)


Home for Online and Distance EducationSouth Grren

A full-time life demands education that fits your schedule. OHIO knows learning doesn’t occur only in campus buildings - it can happen wherever students are! Distance learning options help to make that possibility a reality. eCampus extends an Ohio University quality education beyond the bricks, linking students across the country to an education that works for them.

OHIO offers multiple learning options for traditional and nontraditional students, including those who may not be able to physically attend an Ohio University campus. Formats include online, print-based, and independent learning options that help students integrate life, work, and learning into their busy schedules.

Distance learning opportunities are available through eCampus, which is administered by the Office of Instructional Innovation.

For further information, contact:

Ohio University
Haning Hall 102
Athens, OH  45701-2979



Learning Formats Available

Online Learning

Online classes deliver dynamic, hands-on instruction to anywhere that a student has an internet connection. Many of the courses offered face-to-face on an OHIO campus also are offered in a web-based format that includes a variety of learning and communication options. Students may elect to take one course or earn an entire degree online (see fully online degree programs below).

Print-Based Courses

Print-based courses are structured, independent learning options that are developed and graded by University faculty members, and presented in a printed course guide. Content is divided into lessons, and assignments are submitted at the end of each lesson. Students and faculty participate in a dialogue that may be conducted by postal mail, fax, or email. Supervised examinations are generally required and may be arranged near the student’s location.

Independent Learning Options

Independent learning may be an option available upon request; each request is evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if the option is appropriate to meet the student’s goals. Examples of independent learning options include:

Prior learning assessment - helps qualified adults document and receive credit for learning that has occurred through employment or volunteer activities.

Course credit by examination - students enroll in a course and receive a brief syllabus that describes the nature of the course, the textbooks and other materials to study, and the type of examination. Students prepare for the examination without assistance from a faculty member.

Independent study projects - contingent on the approval of the department/school in which the course is offered and the availability of a qualified faculty member willing to direct the project. Independent study students and faculty members agree on the conditions that must be fulfilled for credit to be awarded. The work may include a variety of readings, papers, projects, and examinations. This option is most successfully used by experienced students.

More information about independent learning is available online.

Degree Programs

OHIO offers the online and distance education experience that fits your life and helps you achieve your goals. Even if you cannot physically attend classes at an OHIO campus, you can become a student and experience the environment, people, opportunities, and quality education that are Ohio University!

Undergraduate Degrees

Fully Online

The online degree completion option maximizes the transfer of credits earned during the course of an associate’s degree. It provides options for students to either complete some courses through their community college while earning an Ohio University bachelor’s degree online, or you can finish all courses online from OHIO. Any student with an associate’s degree, who meets program application requirements, may apply to earn a bachelor’s degree online. The following degree programs are currently offered:

A minor in Communication Studies Minor   is offered as an addition to any of the degrees listed.

Flexible Delivery

The following degree programs are offered in a flexible format that may include a combination of online courses, correspondence courses, or independent learning courses (see above). Previous college coursework credit is often used to fulfill partial requirements. The following degree programs are currently offered:

Associate’s Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

Graduate Degrees

Online graduate degree programs allow students to continue their education without interrupting their lives to come to Athens. Ohio University standards assure that students receive the same high-quality education as if they were on campus.

Correctional Education

Ohio University’s Correctional Education Program serves incarcerated adults who wish to earn a degree, take a course for credit, or explore a topic for personal enrichment. Students receive guidance in evaluating previous college work and planning a degree. Most credit is earned through print-based courses or the independent learning option. Course fees cover the cost of texts, course guides, and materials, making college-level study more accessible to incarcerated learners. Students also can transfer credit to other institutions. The following degree programs are currently offered:

Associate’s Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees