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University of Northern Colorado

University of Northern Colorado

University of Northern Colorado

Colorado's Best University Experience comes to you through the convenience of online instruction!
The University of Northern Colorado, founded in 1889 and located in Greeley, Colorado, is a multipurpose institution offering a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in five academic colleges. The University offers more than 2,000 academic courses annually and enrolls approximately 11,000 students, hundreds of them participating through online or classroom-based extended programs. Fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1916, the institution and many of its academic departments hold membership in a variety of professional associations by which they maintain accreditation of their professional programs.
Alternative means of instructional delivery to students away from the UNC campus has been part of institutional outreach since the early years. UNC faculty are often on the cutting edge of theory and practice, and their involvement in the delivery of online instruction is no exception. Please visit our webpages often to see what is new at UNC!

Undergraduate Online Program Options

Professionals ready for career change or advancement complete a curriculum that complements the professional studies featured in an Associate of Applied Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree. Choose the Allied Health or Resource Development Emphasis.
RN's complete upper division professional studies to earn the bachelor's degree and prepare for career advancement or graduate studies.

Graduate Online Program Options
Professional preparation beyond the bachelor's level in communication disorders or speech-language pathology.

Professional development for matriculated graduate students and for nursing program faculty with no formal preparation for teaching.
Advanced professional preparation for licensed teachers.

Program credit hours range from 9 for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education to 46 for the MA in Special Education: Severe Needs, Vision. Completion times range from 3 semesters to 3 years, depending upon the course schedule that is offered and your availability for classes during any given semester. See program specifics when you visit our website.

Degrees and certificates earned through the online programs are fully equivalent to those earned in the traditional classroom setting, of high quality, and not differentiated from on-campus classes and programs on your UNC transcript.
In addition to our degree and certificate programs, to enhance your personal and professional growth we offer Independent Study and Professional Development Courses each semester. Follow a link from our webpage to see those listings.

1) Are there residency requirements?
For the MA in Communication Disorders, a limited amount of time is required on the UNC campus (Greeley, CO) during a summer session. There are no residency requirements for the other programs.
2) What support services are available to me?
In addition to regular advising by a UNC faculty member via email, phone, or fax, you will have 24x7 online access to the UNC Michener Library, Registrar and Records, Student Financial Resources, Barnes & Noble College Bookstore, and "Blackboard Help" (to assist you with the online instruction system).
3) What online learning system will I use?
Blackboard(tm) 6.0 is the platform on which our online classes are built. The system is supported 24x7 by the vendor and administered for UNC by professional staff from the Center for Professional Development. Minimum recommended system specs:
Platform: Windows 95, 98, 2000,NT, ME; MacOS 9 or MacOS X.
Hardware: 64 MB of RAM, 1 G of free disk space.
Software: Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Reader
Browser: Internet Explorer 5.5 or Netscape 4.78 - JavaScript & Cookies must be enabled.
Modem: 56K
4) What will I pay?
Tuition rates for most programs are set at $200 (undergraduate) or $270 (graduate) per semester hour for 2003-2004, with a technology fee of $5 per semester hour for all online classes. Applicants to the undergraduate programs pay an admissions fee of $40; applicants at the graduate level pay $50. Book and material costs vary from course to course.
5) When should I apply?
Since most of our programs begin during the fall semester, generally speaking admission no later than the preceding spring semester is advised and encouraged. The academic coordinator of the program(s) in which you are interested can give you more specific timelines, including any deadlines that might affect your participation.

Contact Information
Center for Professional Development
Office of Extended Studies
Michener Library, L50 - Campus Box 21
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
Phone: 800.232.1749 x 1-1936
Fax: 970.351.2519

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