Online/Distance Learning FAQs

Can I earn a degree through BHSU via distance or online delivery?

Yes. BHSU offers three degree programs via online/distance delivery: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Management Specialization), Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (MSSL), and Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction (MSCI). These programs can be competed irrespective of the student’s location. Please visit the online programs page for details.

Is the degree I earn online from BHSU an "online degree"?

A degree earned online from BHSU is not designated as "online" on the transcript in any way. The online programs offered are of the same high-quality, rigor, and accreditation as programs taught face-to-face at the BHSU campus.

How do I apply to a particular online or distance program?

Admissions procedures vary from program to program.

The applications for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Management Specialization) are accepted through the BHSU Admissions office. Please visit the online undergraduate application to apply for the BS-Business Administration (Management Specialization) program.

Please use the graduate programs application to apply for graduate online programs (MSSL and MSCI).

Where can I find coursework and degree requirements for a particular online/distance program?

Please visit the following pages:

How do I register for an online course?

Current, degree seeking students can use WebAdvisor to register for online/distance courses. If you are a non-degree seeking student then visit the Course Registration page to register for a distance/online course. New degree seeking students (using financial aid) should complete and submit the Admissions Form before the online registration. The university reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollments.

Do students enrolled in online or distance programs have access to student services available at the campus?

Yes. Students enrolled in online/distance programs can access library services, financial aid, counseling center, writing center, disabilities services, career center, etc. Please visit the library webpage to review library services for distance learners.

Will credits earned from BHSU online courses transfer to another program or institution?

Yes, the credits earned through BHSU’s online courses are generally transferable, but it is up to the individual program and institution to determine whether the credits can be accepted in fulfillment of specific program and/or degree requirements.

Will I need a computer and Internet to complete online courses?

Yes, online courses are taught using a Learning Management System (known as Desire2Learn or D2L) that requires a computer and Internet connection.

Is financial aid available for online/distance degree programs?

Yes. Please visit the financial aid page for details.

Where can I find student consumer information and file complaints?

See the BHSU Student Consumer Information and Complaint Procedure page.

Additional Questions?

Please send us any additional questions you have.