Why FAU?

World class education and student support, all available at an affordable cost.

With our commitment to quality at the core, students receive an unparalleled online experience. Our classes are carefully designed to ensure online students are receiving identical instruction as our campus students. The courses are taught by highly acclaimed FAU research faculty using best practice teaching strategies. Our online student support services portal replicates what is available to campus students. Students have access to award winning tutorial support, online academic advisors, financial aid counselors, career support, and much more! We set the trends when it comes to online learning, and we will continue to be at the helm. Best of all, our online tuition rates are among the lowest in the state.

eLearning at the speed of life.

Basically, everything about eLearning is accommodating: the where, the when, and the how. If you’re a morning person and love to get up before the sun rises, you can focus on your studies at that time — or maybe you are a night owl and do best at the wee hours of the night. Online learning allows you to choose the best time to dedicate to your school work.

When taking the traditional college path, students are forced to make their life work around their college courses — not the other way around. With family and work obligations, this isn’t always possible. Get the same quality education experience without having to give up other responsibilities.

Learn everywhere and anywhere.

You can live anywhere and still pursue a degree from a top-ranking university like FAU. Learning shouldn’t have to feel like a chore, but it can be, if you are juggling too many things and there is little time to attend classes for hours on end. Learning is no longer restricted to the traditional classroom. With e-Learning, you can take any program course without having to set foot on campus, and still reap the benefits of a world-class education. You can learn from the comfort of your couch, even in your PJs. No need to waste time-fighting traffic or looking for parking; instead, you can get straight to studying and learning.

State Authorization Compliance and Accreditation

Florida Atlantic University has been approved by the state of Florida and is an active member in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

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eLearning at FAU Defined
Online learning is education that takes place using the Internet. Oftentimes referred to as “e- learning” or distance learning, it is the utilization of technology to access learning activities and experience. e-Learning enables students to learn anywhere and anytime.  There are a variety of instructional approaches offered at Florida Atlantic University Online, which include fully-online, partially-online and hybrid programs.

Fully Online Programs

A fully online program is one in which 100% of required courses and the minimum number of elective courses are offered in a fully online format.  A fully online program enables students in the program to meet degree requirements without coming to campus.

Online courses are delivered via the internet in either synchronous or asynchronous formats. Students have no in-person meetings with the instructor or student peers. Learning activities and assessments are delivered through our Learning Management System, Canvas. Synchronous online courses require students and instructors to be online at the same time. Asynchronous learning is self-paced, allowing students to access and engage on their own schedules. Keep in mind, professors may provide students with a timeframe during which they need to connect at least once or twice a week.  Most FAU Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format.

Partially Online & Hybrid Programs

Partially online programs at FAU Online offer both fully online as well as face-to-face courses so that the programs are a combination of online and on-campus coursework. Students enrolled in a partially online program may experience some semesters in which they are not required to come to campus, and others in which one or more courses require on-campus attendance. A partially online program is defined as having more than 50% of the courses required to earn a degree in the program available in a fully online format.

With Hybrid degree programs, online instruction replaces half or more of the traditional on-campus class meetings. These standard online interactions of lectures, discussions, and assessments are supplemented with in-person meetings at strategic points during the semester.

We’ve added several online programs that are 100% online

Dorothy Chatelier-Orelus

Dorothy Chatelier-Orelus

College of Nursing – ’18 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Summer Cunningham

Summer Cunningham

College for Design and Social Inquiry- Master’s in Health Administration

Angela Jackson

Angela Jackson

College for Design and Social Inquiry – Criminal Justice

Patricia Belin

Patricia Belin

College for Design and Social Inquiry – Criminal Justice

Craig Ries

Craig Ries

College for Design and Social Inquiry- Public Safety Administration with a concentration in Disaster

Sergile Sincere

Sergile Sincere

College of Business – Master’s in Health Administration

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