Our six 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 90 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.
Clinical Laboratory Sciences B.S. MLT to MLS track
The Clinical Laboratory Sciences degree is designed to prepare graduates as Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS) who will be proficient in performing the full range of clinical laboratory tests in areas such as hematology, clinical chemistry, diagnostic microbiology, clinical immunology, molecular diagnostics and blood bank. The MLS graduate can assume diverse responsibilities in areas of analysis, quality control, clinical decision making, supervision and education. It is the first step in achieving a leadership role. The 100% online program track is open to MLTs who hold certification by ASCP or AMT, and an associate degree from a junior college, or completed the General Studies curriculum. The UWF Clinical Laboratory Sciences program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
Community Education, B.A.
The interdisciplinary Community Education specialization provides a broad view of issues related to educating children and youth in high-poverty communities. The specialization provides students with a framework to address the diverse learning needs of underprivileged children and youth and evaluate programming used in community education. Graduates of this specialization are prepared to work in a variety of community-based settings or agencies that provide educational programming for children and youth, especially those living in poverty.
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.
Health Sciences Specialization
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 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. *Please note that there is a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 to admit to the program. Go to web site for more program information or Look at Degree Plan
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. *Please note that there is a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 to admit to the program. Go to web site for more program information or Look at Degree Plan
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. *Please note that there is a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 to admit to the program. Go to web site for more program information or Look at Degree Plan
Instructional Design and Technology, B.S.
The B.S. degree program in Instructional Design and Technology provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to diagnose organizational performance issues, and apply systems thinking, instructional design, and human performance technology concepts to facilitate learning and performance improvement solutions in business, industry, healthcare, military, and other organizational settings. Students graduating from this program will be prepared to analyze organizational performance, identify root causes of current or potential deficiencies, and design, develop, implement, and evaluate appropriate solutions.
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).
*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.