Our seven fully online undergraduate programs consist of 60 semester hours of upper division coursework. While UWF offers most of the required lower division courses online, we also partner with state and community colleges to help meet course requirements so students can complete their degrees at UWF.
Online degrees may not be available in all states. If you are an out-of-state student, please review our State Authorization Status to confirm that the program is available in your state.
Out-of- state tuition waiver eligibility: If you are admitted to one of our degree programs and reside outside the state of Florida, you may be eligible for a tuition waiver that reduces the out-of- state portion of your tuition anywhere from 75 to 100 percent. Review your Out-of-State Tuition Waiver eligibility to determine if you qualify.
To request additional information about any of the UWF Online Campus programs, please complete and submit the Online Program Information Request.
Career and Technical Education B.S.
Students who elect to pursue a degree in Career and Technical Education: Workforce and Professional Studies, B.S. graduate with multiple employment opportunities. Students enrolled in the program develop valuable experience with faculty members who have "real world" experience and associations within the Career and Technical Education field. Upon completion of the requirements for the CTE Workforce and Program Development degree, students will be able to plan, supervise, conduct and evaluate training programs in business, industry, and government. Students who choose to pursue teacher certification are required to complete the Professional Education Minor (Professional Training Option - PTO) within the School of Education. Students may use these courses as their electives within the Workforce degree. Those who complete the PTO will be eligible for temporary certification to teach in middle schools, high schools, and Career and Technical Education centers. In addition to the Career and Technical Education degree program, CTE offers a certificate for non-degree seeking students pursuing certification to teach.
Engineering Technology, B.S. - Information Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology, B.S. - Information Engineering Technology students focus on networking and telecommunications as they investigate how technology is used to support organizations. The program emphasizes designing, implementing and maintaining networks and telecommunications and distance systems. Combining technical and management proficiency, graduates possess skills that help them succeed in complex organizations by being able to apply solid problem-solving strategies to solve real-world problems. This program is offered fully online.
Exceptional Student Education, B.A.
Interested in becoming a teacher? Considering a second career in teaching? There is a critical need for teachers across the U.S. The UWF College of Professional Studies now offers a fully online B.A. degree program in Exceptional Student Education. This is a Florida Department of Education (DOE) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) approved undergraduate degree program in Exceptional Student Education with ESOL and Reading Endorsements designed to prepare students who plan to teach children and youth especially those with exceptionalities. Many aspects of the program provide the student with opportunities to work with exceptional children. This degree is a fully online program.
Graduates of this specialization will be eligible for Florida DOE Certification in both ESE and Elementary Education with ESOL and Reading Endorsements. Teachers graduating from this program are classified as "highly qualified" based on the No Child Left Behind Act. Students must successfully complete the Florida Teacher Certification Exam in Exceptional Student Education, Elementary Education, General Knowledge, and Professional Education and participate in field experiences at their location in order to earn this degree and be certified in the state of Florida. Go to web site for more information.
Students are assigned to an Exceptional Student/Elementary/ESOL/Reading Education Pending major until they meet with an advisor in the department and complete other requirements. These requirements include the following:
- Be admitted to the University as a degree-seeking undergraduate student;
- Complete the separate School of Education application;
- Provide passing scores on all parts of the Florida Department of Education General Knowledge Exam;
- Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; and
- Complete a self-rating scale.
Florida, with six of the 20 largest school districts in the U.S., has a tremendous need for teachers, including a critical need for the areas of middle school mathematics and science, reading, technology, and exceptional student education. Reciprocity with several other states means the Florida DOE certification is valuable throughout the nation. Please check with individual state boards of education for reciprocity.
* This program prepares students for potential licensure in Florida. Prospective out-of-state students who will be pursuing a license in their state should check with that state's licensing agency before enrolling. Prospective students from Alabama should review the Special requirements for Certification in Alabama prior to enrolling.
Health Sciences, B.S.
The B.S. in Health Sciences Program is designed for undergraduate students who wish to pursue their studies in health, healthcare, and public health. This degree is geared toward developing health professionals and healthcare administrators who are empowered to promote the health and well-being of the populations they serve. The major is intended for students interested in career advancement or for those whose goal is to work in the health professions providing service to individuals and communities. Students choose to pursue either the (1) generalized Health Sciences degree, (2) the specialization in Healthcare Administration or (3) the specialization in Public Health. Students interested in pursuing occupational therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic, nutrition, physician assistant or accelerated nursing programs after they graduate should plan early to incorporate the course requirements for those programs, if possible, into their Health Sciences Degree.
Health Care Administration Specialization
Healthcare administrators work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities, mental health organizations, and insurance companies. Demographic pressures, advances in medicine and technology, and increased health regulations have led to a rapid increase in the demand for this field.
Public Health Specialization
Public health practitioners work in a wide range of careers in public health, consulting, consumer advocacy, nongovernmental, local, state and federal health agencies. They will have prospects to work in disease surveillance, community engagement, maternal and child health, and environmental health.
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Information Technology, B.S. - Network Systems Operations
Information Technology, B.S. - Network Systems Operations is an intensive professional development program for higher order skills in the design, implementation, and maintenance of network and telecommunications systems for training and education organizations. It provides an alternative path to the short term, time-sensitive, narrowly focused, application-specific skills training provided by commercial training concerns or community colleges in the form of a lengthier, more generalized, broad-ranging course of study. The program is highly technical without being too narrowly focused, and provides additional emphasis on developing strategies for the application of the technologies in innovative ways. Special attention is also devoted to development of planning and organizational skills required to implement and evolve complex systems as well as maintain them.
Maritime Studies, B.A.
Maritime Studies is designed to familiarize students with the dynamic cultural and natural resources of the maritime environment. Students gain the necessary knowledge and expertise to enable them to participate and contribute to our growing understanding and management of the maritime environment. Flexibility is the hallmark of UWF's Maritime Studies Program where you can tailor your degree program to your individual interests. Core courses provide an overview of the main areas of study. You will complete your degree program with a minor in your primary field of interest.
Nursing: RN-BSN prepares students to become clinical generalists who are leaders, managers, and lifelong learners. The role of the nurse is one that requires critical thinking, communication, independent judgment and familiarity with social, political, cultural, ethical and economic issues that affect health care and the nursing professional. Students learn to integrate research findings into nursing practice. This 100% online program track is open to RNs who hold current licensure (via ASN or diploma) and an associate degree from a junior or community college, or completed the General Studies curriculum. The UWF Nursing program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- For more information call: 877.588.2502
*State of Alabama approval to offer this program to licensed nurses in Alabama does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama.
Additional fully online courses and programs are available from other Florida Universities and State Colleges through the FloridaShines online course and program catalog.