Colleges and Universities with Online Bachelor of Science Degrees

As online education has become mainstream, more traditional colleges and universities have placed their academic offerings on the Web. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree online can study subjects as diverse as business, criminal justice, nursing and education at such national universities as Pennsylvania State University, the University of North Carolina and the University of Cincinnati.

What Colleges and Universities Offer Online Bachelor of Science Degrees?

Bachelor of Science programs, as opposed to Bachelor of Arts programs, focus on more technical-oriented education in majors like physical and biological sciences, engineering and technology. Pennsylvania State University, the University of North Carolina and the University of Cincinnati all offer a large selection of online B.S. programs.

Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University, ranked eighth among top public universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2014, offers over 100 online distance education programs through the Penn State World Campus. Students at Penn State's World Campus get the same academically rigorous education and earn identical credits as those studying at one of its traditional campuses. Bachelor of Science degrees conferred by the Penn State World Campus include:

  • B.S. in Business
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Information Sciences and Technology
  • B.S. in Labor and Employment Relations
  • B.S. in Nursing (RN-to-B.S.)
  • B.S. in Organizational Leadership
  • B.S. in Psychology
  • B.S. in Turfgrass Science

University of North Carolina

The University of North Carolina (UNC) was the first public university instituted in the U.S. and has since grown to become a multi-campus university with 17 public institutions. Online learners can choose from dozens of different programs at UNC. The online degrees are conferred directly through the separate institutions, and students must be admitted to the institution through which their program is offered. Bachelor of Science degrees available at UNC Online include:

  • B.S. in Business Administration
  • B.S. in Fire Science
  • B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism
  • B.S. in Industrial Technology
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Teacher Education
  • B.S. in Industrial Distribution and Logistics
  • B.S. in Nursing
  • B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science
  • B.S. in Health Promotion
  • B.S. in Psychology

University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati, ranked among the Princeton Review's Best 378 Colleges in 2014, confers online degrees at the associate's, bachelor's and master's degree levels through its distance learning and outreach program. The programs are fully compatible with their on-campus equivalents, and online students earn the same degrees as on-campus students, which are equally recognized by employers and other academic institutions. Online Bachelor of Science degrees offered by the University of Cincinnati include:

  • B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education
  • B.S. in Fire Science Technology
  • B.S. in Health Information Management Administration
  • B.S. in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • B.S. in Nursing
  • B.S. in Respiratory Therapy
  • B.S. in Sign Language Interpreting

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