The University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Distance Learning Programs In-Depth

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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Division of Continual Learning

Greensboro, North Carolina


The Division of Continual Learning offers credit and non-credit courses and several no-credit certificates through the CALL program and UNCG iCampus. The Division also runs programs for children and youth. These programs include the All-Arts and Sciences Camp, which introduces youngsters, ages 7–15, to courses in the arts and sciences, and the Fast Forward program, which provides the opportunity for high school students to take distance learning courses during the school day at their high school, earning credit that can be transferred to any college or university that accepts UNCG transfer credits.

In 2004, the division, along with the College of Arts and Sciences, launched UNCG's first undergraduate degree offered completely online. The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is a degree-completion program in which students who are admitted and can transfer up to 60 credit hours into the school and finish their degree via the Internet.

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies is also available completely online.

The goal of UNCG's online degree programs is to provide a quality, highly-interactive experience.


UNCG iCampus programs are delivered entirely via the Internet. Students receive information on accessing their Web courses upon registration for a course. Students also have access to the iCampus site, which incorporates extensive help features on learning styles, writing, time management, and technology, to name a few.


UNCG offers three online programs: a Bachelor of Science in liberal studies, a Master of Arts in liberal studies, and a post-master's certificate in advanced school counseling.

The Bachelor of Science (humanities concentration) is an online degree-completion program for adult students who have earned a minimum of 60 hours of transferable credit. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to earn their baccalaureate degree in an e-learning environment by gaining a thorough understanding of the humanities, the interconnections among them, and their relevance to individuals and to modern society.

The humanities are defined to include those disciplines that study people—their ideas, history, literature, artifacts, and values. The program investigates individual people in their solitude, life together in societies, and models of and for reality that constitute cultures. Individual courses tackle the big questions that have been the traditional province of the humanities, such as what makes a life worth living.

The Master of Arts in liberal studies (MALS) is an interdisciplinary program designed for unique freedom and flexibility of study. Its course work encourages critical and imaginative thinking on intellectual, social, political, historical, literary, and artistic issues within a broad humanistic perspective.

Seminar-style courses, taught by professors noted for teaching excellence, encourage lively dialogue and debate among the adult participants. Students freely explore study outside rigidly constructed specializations.

The program is open to all college graduates regardless of their under-graduate majors. Students can take all course work completely online or by a mix of campus, off-campus, and Web-based courses.

UNCG also offers off-campus and online courses outside of degree programs in a variety of subject areas.

Undergraduate courses include classical studies, family and community studies, fine arts and art studies, general studies and humanities, geological and related sciences, liberal arts and sciences, philosophy, public health, religion/religious studies, sociology, and U.S. and world history.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) was founded in 1891 and became coeducational in 1963. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, it first offered distance learning courses in 1972. Today, there are more than 830 faculty members and 14,000 students, including 900 students enrolled in some type of distance learning course. UNCG offers more than one hundred undergraduate, fifty-nine master's programs, and twenty-two doctoral programs.

Graduate courses comprise curriculum and instruction; education; fine arts and art studies; French language and literature; general studies and humanities; historic preservation, conservation, and architectural history; liberal arts and sciences, library science; music; special education; teaching English as a second language/foreign language.


UNCG runs a winter session term between the fall and spring semesters of each school year, usually offering between six and ten undergraduate and graduate courses delivered via the Internet. Courses are typically five weeks long, with a workload similar to a summer session course. More information is available by accessing the Web site.


UNCG's Division of Continual Learning staff members are available to answer advising questions, provide technical support, process enrollments, and find any help that is needed. There is a dedicated person for each of the liberal studies degree programs. Online library services are available through UNCG's Jackson Library. Other student resources are available through the Web site.


Courses are offered for credit at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Credit earned in these courses may be applied toward a degree if the course is applicable to the degree requirements of the particular degree program.


UNCG online courses are taught by the same faculty members that teach the course in the face-to-face environment. Several members of the faculty have won distinguishing awards. For more faculty details, interested students should visit the Web site.


Students seeking admission to a degree program must follow the usual admissions process. For more information, students should visit the UNCG Web site. Students seeking to take single courses for credit should follow the guidelines for visiting students.


Tuition must be paid in full at the time of enrollment. Tuition is approximately $69 per undergraduate credit hour and $104 per graduate credit hour for North Carolina residents. Non-resident tuition is higher. Most courses are 3 credit hours. Tuition and other charges are subject to change without notice. Textbooks must be purchased separately.


Financial aid may be available for degree seeking students through VA benefits, vocational rehabilitation grants, local education agencies, and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Students should call the financial aid office for more details (Telephone: 336-334-5000).


Applications for degree-seeking programs and other courses are accepted throughout the year, but vary by program. Most programs have deadlines, although online programs like BLS and MALS online have less restrictive timetables. Students should visit the UNCG iCampus Web site for more information.


Distance Learning Program Manager
UNCG Division of Continual Learning
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
P.O. Box 26170
1100 West Market Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170
Telephone: 336-256-CALL 866-334-CALL (toll-free)
Fax: 336-334-5628
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

All offerings require enrollment prior to the first class session. Enrollment forms are available at the Web address or the toll-free number, listed below.

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