Several collaborative online degree programs have completed IU's academic approval process and are ready to receive applications for admission. Students in these program benefit from the collective expertise and perspectives of faculty at multiple IU campuses.
The IU Online Bachelor of Arts in History prepares students to understand and communicate the importance of issues in the contemporary world. Students develop strong research and critical skills, creative ways of recognizing patterns of information, and techniques for clear and persuasive writing—skills in high demand by a range of employers. The degree is jointly offered by IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast.
Students in the IU Online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology study society, social institutions, and social relationships. Students learn to practice sociological interpretation, appreciate and understand diversity in culture and belief, think critically, and apply methods of research and analysis. The degree is jointly offered by IU East, IU Kokomo, and IU Northwest.
The MS in Criminal Justice and Public Safety is for professionals who are working in related fields and who want to advance their career. Students in the criminal justice concentration learn to identify public safety risks using various risk analysis tools and to describe ways to prepare for, manage, and mitigate natural and human-made disasters. Students in the criminal justice concentration learn to discuss the nature and extent of crime, critically evaluate major theories of crime, and critically analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and policies that relate to crime. The degree is jointly offered by IU Bloomington, IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, and IU Southeast.
"Stackable" degrees and certificates for dual-credit teachers
Other recently launched programs include graduate certificates and degrees developed specifically for high school teachers needing to meet Higher Learning Commission guidelines. The guidelines require those who teach dual-credit courses to high school students to (a) hold a master's degree in the discipline they teach or (b) hold a master's degree in another area and 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline they teach.
The discipline-specific, online courses, certificates, and degrees currently under development "stack" together: credits from individual courses apply toward the certificates, and credits from the certificates apply toward the degrees.
|Degree/Graduate Certificate||Collaborating Campuses|
|MA in English||IUB, IUE, IUPUI, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|Master of Liberal Studies||IUE, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|Certificate in Communication Studies||IUE, IUPUI, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|Certificate in Composition Studies||IUB, IUE, IUPUI, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|Certificate in Language and Literature||IUB, IUE, IUPUI, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|Certificate in Literature||IUB, IUE, IUPUI, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|Certificate in Mathematics||IUE, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
Brochures for the following programs are now available to share and display: BA in History, BS in Sociology, MS in Criminal Justice and Public Safety, and Master of Liberal Studies. To request copies, contact Kristi Chaveas at email@example.com.
Additional programs are scheduled for release over the coming months. Watch the IU Online website for updates.