Oct 26, 2009 7:28 PM by Jim Hummel
The college experience isn't the same for all students anymore. In some cases, students can earn a degree from an institution, without ever stepping foot on an actual campus.
That holds true at UL Lafayette, where starting next fall, the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration will begin offering an online, undergraduate degree program in E-Commerce/E-Business.
"There are a lot of adults in the state that are not able to participate in the educational system because of the inconveniences of classes, five days a week," said Dean Joby John.
Online courses are nothing new to UL. The university already has a masters of science in nursing program (M.S.N). It's put on in collaboration with other schools in the UL system, and has an enrollment of 300 students system-wide.
"I like it, I enjoy it, I think it's a great opportunity for other people to get a master's degree and not stop working," said M.S.N student Izabel Mello.
The College of Business Administration will spend the next ten months upgrading IT services and training faculty in preparation for the launch of the program. The new online degree offering was made possible by a grant from the Board of Regents Center for Adult Learning in Louisiana (CALL).