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Profile of the University of Illinois Global Campus

The University of Illinois, founded in 1867, is one of the most well-known and comprehensive public universities in the country. Today the University is comprised of distinct campuses in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield. In addition, the University has introduced a "Global Campus", which offers fully accredited master's degrees, bachelor's degree completion programs, and certificates entirely online. In partnership with faculty on the University's residential campuses, the Global Campus provides quality degree programs in the fields of business, education, nursing, patient safety, recreation/tourism, and more.

Points of Distinction

  • Flexibility and convenience of online study
  • Curricula developed by world-class University of Illinois faculty
  • Graduates earn the same degree as University of Illinois campus students
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Course Topics

The Global Campus offers fully accredited bachelor's degree completion programs and master's degrees, as well as certificate programs. These programs are developed in full partnership with the academic departments of the University's residential campuses at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield. The bachelor's degree programs consist of the last 40 to 80 hours required for degree completion. Certificate programs typically consist of three courses in a specialty at the graduate level, and if taken for credit, could be used towards a master's degree.

Bachelor's degree programs include a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree Completion Program and an RN to Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. The Global Program offers a Master's in Education (concentration in E-Learning), a Master of Science in Patient Safety Leadership, and a Master of Science in Recreation, Sport and Tourism. Graduate Certificate programs are available in Foundations of E-Learning, Management of E-Learning, and Patient Safety, Error Science and Full Disclosure.

University of Illinois Global Campus Admissions

All programs offered by The Global Campus have competitive entrance requirements, which are determined by the University of Illinois faculty who create the programs. Only students meeting (or exceeding) those requirements will be admitted. However, unlike the admissions processes at most residential campuses, all students meeting the admissions criteria will be admitted to the Global Campus and will be able to enroll in classes in their chosen programs of study. The school can be contacted online or by phone to start the application process.

University of Illinois Global Campus Faculty Quality

All Global Campus instructors are required to complete a rigorous online teaching certification program before they can teach. They are mentored by experienced online faculty members and their teaching effectiveness is evaluated on a regular basis. Faculty members believe wholeheartedly in accelerated and adult learning theories and are committed to providing quality instruction in a highly interactive environment.

University of Illinois Global Campus Student Enrolment

Students pursuing the online bachelor's degree completion programs are individuals who have completed the first year or so of studies at a four-year college or university or who have received an associate's degree from a community college. Many Global Campus students are working professionals eager for the opportunity to expand their experience and education in an online environment.

University of Illinois Global Campus Student Life

Unlike traditional courses in which the students and instructor meet face-to-face once or several times a week, most of the learning activities and communication in an online course are asynchronous, meaning that class members participate and complete their assignments at different times throughout the day and week. This arrangement makes it possible for students to complete their class work at a time and place most convenient to them. Global Campus instructors utilize a variety of technologies for their office hours, including telephone, e-mail, and web-conferencing technologies. They are required to post the dates and times when they are available to check e-mail and respond to student inquiries.

Programs of Study

(Note:Not all programs are necessarily available at all locations. )

Information Technology
  • Information Technology
Management and Administration
  • Business Administration Management and Operations Other
University of Illinois Degrees or Coursework

(Note:Not all degrees and coursework are necessarily available for all programs of study. )

Degrees or Coursework
  • Certificate
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