You know about in-person degrees, online degrees and even online competency-based degrees like Personalized Learning.
But what are blended degrees?
Blended degrees offer the flexibility of an online degree as
well as the personal touch of an in-person degree. If you plan to earn your
degree without leaving your community, consider earning your bachelor’s or master’s degree as a blended degree.
What Is A Blended Degree?
A blended degree means taking some courses in person
and some courses online. Some classes offered in a blended degree meet both
online and in person. In these classes, much of the work is completed online
while still allowing time for you to meet as a class at a campus near you for lectures and discussions.
Blended degrees are another degree option that allow you to
complete coursework when it best fits in your schedule. Blended degrees also
offer more diverse degree options so that you can earn the degree you want
without leaving your community.
What To Expect From A
Blended degrees do provide more flexibility regarding when
you attend class. Remember that classes in a blended degree require as much
attention and focus as classes in an online degree or an in-person degree. In a
blended degree, you are encouraged to take an active, participatory role in the
learning process. That means being engaging in discussions as well as
collaborating with your class peers and instructor on a regular basis.
Is A Blended Degree Right For You?
You should consider earning a blended degree if you:
- Want to actively learn both online and in the classroom
- Desire both the schedule flexibility of an
online degree and the personal touch of an in-person degree
- Understand or can easily learn online learning
- Communicate strongly online and in person
- Willing to dedicate quality time to class
meetings and completing online coursework
If this sounds like you, talk to an NAU advisor today to learn more about your blended degree options in your community.
If A Blended Degree
Isn’t For You
Blended degree programs aren’t the best match for everyone. If
taking all your classes online or in person is a better fit, there are still
degree options for you that complement the way you learn best.
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