University of Missouri–Columbia: Distance Learning Programs

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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 2003, there were 14,774 students enrolled in distance learning courses. Institutionally administered financial aid is available to distance learners.

Services Distance learners have accessibility to bookstore, library services.

Contact Ms. Terrie Nagel, Student Services Advisor, University of Missouri–Columbia, 136 Clark Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-4200. Telephone: 800-609-3727. Fax: 573-882-6808. E-mail: [email protected]


BGS General Studies


Undergraduate— accounting; African-American studies; agricultural engineering; American literature (United States); animal sciences; anthropology; area, ethnic and cultural studies, other; astronomy; atmospheric sciences and meteorology; bible/biblical studies; biology, general; business; business administration and management; business/managerial economics; business marketing and marketing management; child care and guidance workers and managers; classical and ancient Near Eastern languages and literatures; communications, other; computer programming; computer science; consumer and homemaking education; creative writing; cultural studies; curriculum and instruction; developmental/child psychology; economics; educational evaluation, research and statistics; educational psychology; education, general; education, other; engineering mechanics; English composition; English creative writing; English language and literature, general; English language and literature/letters, other; English literature (British and Commonwealth); English technical and business writing; entomology; family and community studies; family/consumer resource management; fine arts and art studies; foreign languages and literatures, other; French; geography; geological and related sciences; Germanic languages and literatures; health and medical administrative services; health and physical education/fitness; health services administration; history; human resources management; human services; individual and family development studies; international business; international relations and affairs; law and legal studies related; liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities; marketing management and research; mathematical statistics; mathematics; mathematics related; peace and conflict studies; philosophy; physics; political science and government; psychology; psychology, other; public administration; religion/religious studies; Romance languages and literatures; Russian; social psychology; social work; sociology; Spanish; special education; women's studies.

Graduate— animal sciences; business; counseling psychology; curriculum and instruction; economics; education administration and supervision; educational evaluation, research and statistics; educational psychology; education, general; education, other; English language and literature, general; family and community studies; history; human resources management; human services; international business; organizational behavior; philosophy; political science and government; special education.

Non-credit— city/urban, community and regional planning; fire protection; Romance languages and literatures.