MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile Online Programs is accepting applications for students interested in flexible online programs leading to bachelor’s degrees in business administration, psychology or organizational leadership.
“With University of Mobile Online Programs, students have the same ‘Higher Education for a Higher Purpose’ that on-campus students receive. The difference is that courses are taught fully online in 8-week sessions, making this an extremely flexible program for college students of any age,” said Dr. Todd Greer, vice president for academic affairs at the Christian university.
UM Online replaces the university’s adult degree programs that were limited to adult students over a certain age. Now, UM Online offers fully online degree programs to college students of all ages. The expanded online degree program gives more options for all students to choose online or on-campus programs that offer the best fit for their schedules.
Greer said the impact of the pandemic on education in general, and higher education in particular, showed the need to diversify the ways students receive academic instruction.
“During the pandemic, we learned that universities such as the University of Mobile that could quickly adapt to a rapidly changing environment had an advantage, and our students had an advantage. That need to respond to systemic changes and adapt to new ways of providing higher education to students will continue, even as the pandemic recedes. UM Online is one way in which we are leaning into this new reality,” Greer said.
He said the university will add more fully online degree programs in the near future.
The online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration provides a course of study that prepares student to succeed in business with knowledge of business management, critical thinking skills, effective communication skills, application of appropriate technology, and application of Christian values and ethics in business decision-making.
The online Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology prepares students for graduate school or careers in multiple arenas, including psychology, social work and counseling. The program provides a broad overview of the field of psychology, including an understanding of terminology, principles, and theories of individual behavior and mental processes.
The online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership is designed to build skills necessary for positions in human resources, management, counseling and other service-oriented positions. It includes studies in philosophy, world politics, religion and ethics. The degree emphasizes communication, critical thinking and interpersonal relations skills.
About the University of Mobile
The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.