Distance Education Programs

Students who want to complete a bachelor's degree, remain in their home community, and have the flexibility of arranging class time around a busy schedule, should consider the online approach from colleges around the state of Kansas.

These programs are offered as alternatives to the conventional programs and majors. The course studies should fulfill traditional university requirements while meeting the student's specific goals for a college degree... without coming to any other campus.

Below is a listing of the Kansas 4-year institutions which offer online degree programs or traditional degree programs at satellite campuses or outreach centers near the Garden City area:

Kansas Public Universities
Emporia State University
Online Programs
BS in Interdisciplinary Studies
BS in Information Resource Studies

College Algebra and Principles of Biology are both required courses at Emporia but are rarely offered online so make sure you take them here before transferring.
Fort Hays State University Programs at the Garden City Outreach Center
Bachelors of Social Work

Online Programs
Business Education - Business Teacher's License
Business Education - Corporate Communication
Business Education - Training and Development
Education - Early Child Unified
Education - Elementary TEAM K-6
Education - Elementary TEAM K-6 with Special Education Minor
Education - TEAM K-6 Honors
General Studies
Information Networking & Communications - Computer Networking and Telecommunications
Information Networking & Communications - Web Development
International Business and Economics
Justice Studies
Management - Concentration in Human Resources Management
Management Information Systems
Medical Diagnostic Imaging
Nursing - RN to BSN
Organizational Leadership
Political Science
Technology Leadership
Tourism and Hospitality Management
Kansas State University Distance 2 + 2 Programs
AA and Interdisciplinary Social Science Bachelor's Degree
AS and Interdisciplinary Social Science Bachelor's Degree
Business Administration AS and General Business Bachelor's Degree
Fire Science and Technology Management Bachelor's Degree

Online Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs
Animal Science and Industry: Animal Products Option
Early Childhood Education Program
Family Studies and Human Services
Food Science and Industry: Food Business and Operations Management Option
Food Science and Industry: Science Option
General Business
Interdisciplinary Social Science
Technology Management
Pittsburgh State University Online RN to BSN Program
Bachelor of Science in Workforce Development
Bachelor of Science in Vocational-Technical Education - at Salina Area Technical College - can be completed through a combination of online courses and weekend courses in Salina

University of Kansas Listing of Online Courses
Washburn University Online 2 + 2 Programs
Bachelor of Applied Studies in Human Services
Bachelor of Applied Studies in Technology Administration
Bachelor of Integrated Studies
Bachelor of Health Science
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Kansas Private 4-Year Colleges and Universities
Friends University Online Programs
Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management
Bachelor of Science in Organization Leadership and Management
Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Systems
Newman University Online Programs
Business Studies

Programs in Western Kansas
BS in Elementary Education K-6 - can be completed face to face in Garden City or Dodge City or through interactive television in Great Bend, Hutchinson, Liberal, Pratt, Ulysses, Scott City, Sharon, and Syracuse
 - an additional class can be taken to make this a K-8 program
 - an additional class can be taken to add birth to pre-K
BA in Pastoral Ministries
 - in Dodge City
BS in Business Studies
 - in Dodge City or online
Early Childhood Unified Education
 - in Dodge City
a Criminal Justice program may soon be added
Southwestern College Online Bachelor's Degrees
Business Administration
Business Quality Management
Human Resource Development
Operations Management
Strategic Leadership
Early Childhood Education
Education - Secondary Licensure
Elementary Education
General Studies
Healthcare Administration
Nursing (RN to BSN)
Pastoral Studies
Youth Ministry
Criminal Justice
Security Management
Computer Operations Technology
Computer Programming Technology
Sterling College Online Programs
Sterling Teacher Education Program (STEP)
 - Elementary Education (K-6)
 - History Online (6-12)
 - Special Education
 - Professional Studies - a program to help currently licensed teachers get licensed in a new subject area

Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Ministry
 - Christian Ministries
 - Theological Studies
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management


Online Colleges and Universities
American Public University Bachelor's Degrees with Credit Transfer Agreements
General Studies
Intelligence Studies
Security Management
Information Systems Security
Sports and Health Sciences
Business Administration
Criminal Justice
Information Technology Management
Transportation and Logistics Management

Other Bachelor's Degrees without a Specific Transfer Agreement
Child and Family Development
Emergency and Disaster Management
Homeland Security
Hospitality Management
International Relations
Middle Eastern Studies
Military History
Military Management and Program Acquisition
Political Science
Retail Management
Reverse Logistics Management
Environmental Science
Fire Science Management
Information Technology
Legal Studies
Public Health
Space Studies