Southern New Hampshire University: Distance Learning Programs

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Manchester, New Hampshire
Distance Education Program

Southern New Hampshire University was founded in 1932. It is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It first offered distance learning courses in 1996. In fall 2003, there were 1,200 students enrolled in distance learning courses. Institutionally administered financial aid is available to distance learners.

Services Distance learners have accessibility to academic advising, bookstore, campus computer network, career placement assistance, e-mail services, library services, tutoring.

Contact Ms. Voula Annas, Marketing Manager, Distance Education, Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106. Telephone: 866-860-0449. Fax: 603-645-9706. E-mail: [email protected]


AA Liberal Arts

AS Accounting; Business Administration; Information Technology; Marketing

BA English Language and Literature; Psychology; Social Science

BS Accounting; Accounting/Finance; Business Administration; Business Studies; Economics/Finance; Information Technology; International Business; Management Advisory Services; Marketing; Technical Management

Certificate Accounting; Human Resources Management; Software Development

Graduate Certificate International Business

MBA Business Administration

MS Business Education; Hospitality Administration; International Business; Organizational Leadership

Special Message

Established in 1932, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, regional university set on 300 acres along the banks of the Merrimack River in Manchester, New Hampshire. SNHU offers certificate and degree programs in business, community economic development, culinary arts, education, hospitality, and liberal arts, with degrees at the associate level through the doctoral level.

SNHU's Distance Education (DE) program offers undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs and is one of the largest and fastest-growing programs in New England. SNHU is a recognized leader in fully online asynchronous learning and Web-based education. Total distance education enrollments exceeded 10,000 for the 2003–04 academic year. DE classes normally are limited to 18 students, providing a significant measure of faculty-student interaction. Blackboard Learning System™ is the learning management software for all SNHU online courses.

The University offers six 8-week undergraduate and four 12-week graduate terms each year. The undergraduate residency requirement, which may be satisfied by taking distance education courses, is 30 semester hours (ten classes) through SNHU, including 12 credit hours in the area of study for the bachelor's or 9 credit hours in the area of study for the associate degree, through SNHU, to graduate. DE students are not required to come to campus. The final 24 semester hours must be taken through SNHU. The graduate program typically limits transfer credit to 6 semester hours.

SNHU is regionally and nationally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the New England Postsecondary Education Commission, the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification, the American Culinary Federation Education Institute, and the North American Society for Sport Management.

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