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University of Missouri–Columbia


Columbia, Missouri
Center for Distance and Independent Study

University of Missouri–Columbia was founded in 1839. It is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It first offered distance learning courses in 1941. In fall 2005, there were 6,248 students enrolled in distance learning courses. Institutionally administered financial aid is available to distance learners.
Services Distance learners have accessibility to academic advising, bookstore, e-mail services, library services.
Contact Ms. Terrie Nagel, Student Services Advisor, University of Missouri–Columbia, 136 Clark Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-4200. Telephone: 800-609-3727 Ext. 4. Fax: 573-882-6808. E-mail: [email protected]


BGS General Studies–Online Bachelor of General Studies Completion program


Undergraduate —accounting and related services; agricultural/biological engineering and bioengineering; American literature (United States and Canadian); animal sciences; anthropology; area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies related; astronomy and astrophysics; atmospheric sciences and meteorology; behavioral sciences; biblical and other theological languages and literatures; biology; business administration, management and operations; business/commerce; business, management, and marketing related; business/managerial economics; classical and ancient studies; computer programming; computer science; creative writing; curriculum and instruction; developmental and child psychology; economics; education; educational psychology; education related; engineering; engineering mechanics; English; English composition; English language and literature related; English literature (British and Commonwealth); ethnic, cultural minority, and gender studies; film/video and photographic arts; geography and cartography; geological and earth sciences/geosciences; gerontology; health and medical administrative services; health and physical education/fitness; health professions related; history; human development, family studies, and related services; human resources management; intercultural/multicultural and diversity studies; international relations and affairs; languages (classics and classical); languages (foreign languages related); languages (Germanic); languages (Romance languages); liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities; linguistic, comparative, and related language studies; marketing; mathematics; mathematics and statistics related; mental and social health services and allied professions; parks, recreation and leisure; philosophy; physics; political science and government; psychology; psychology related; social work; sociology; statistics; technical and business writing.
Graduate —animal sciences; business/commerce; counseling psychology; curriculum and instruction; education; educational administration and supervision; educational assessment, evaluation, and research; educational psychology; education related; English; English language and literature related; gerontology; human development, family studies, and related services; human resources management; mental and social health services and allied professions; philosophy; sociology.
Non-credit —city/urban, community and regional planning; fire protection; human resources management; languages (Romance languages); work and family studies.

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