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The Online Classroom

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South University’s online degree programs allow you to pursue your education on your terms while backed by a supportive community of faculty, staff and classmates. Haven’t experienced online learning before or wondering what it’s like to earn your degree online at South University? Our online classroom offers added convenience by letting you attend class at any time, from anywhere you can connect to the internet. In class, our faculty will hold you to the same high standards of academic excellence that we have for all South University students, helping to inspire your intellectual, social and professional growth today and into the future.

South University’s online programs combine a curriculum designed for student outcomes with a classroom designed for flexibility and engagement. Our online classroom learning platform, Brightspace, provides you with a host of features to enhance your learning experience:

       Advanced media content

       Personalized navigation

       Easy-to-use online learning atmosphere

       Access to digital books

       Emailing and instant messaging options

Brightspace Learning Platform

Student Community

Interacting with your peers and classmates is an important part of the online learning experience at South University. As a student, you’ll have many opportunities to connect inside and outside the classroom with peers who can offer you educational and emotional support that contributes to your overall success. Inside the online Campus Common – where you’ll access your online classroom, you’ll also find a calendar with details about all the latest online events students can attend. Once you graduate, you’ll also be able to stay connected with the South University family through our Alumni Connections site!

Graduation Teams

Each graduation team is made up of three people working together to make sure you have the support you need during your entire time as a student.

  • Admissions Representative: Your Admissions Representative will assist you in finding               the right program for your goals, understanding the admissions process and starting                 your South University application.
  • Academic Counselor: Your Academic Counselor will answer questions about your                     chosen degree program and work to ensure your academic experience is the best that               it can be.
  • Finance Aid Advisor: Your Finance Aid Advisor will help you explore your options for                 funding your education and be your first point of contact regarding student finances.

Resources and Support

South University is committed to providing each of our online students with access to the resources and support you need to earn your degree and to work toward advancing your career. We provide a wide range of services and resources to help you including:

  • Live technology support is available by phone Monday through Saturday, from 8am to              10pm ET. The ticket system for students is available 24/7
  • Extensive online library databases, research guides, and more
  • A librarian available to answer questions and offer research support
  • Academic advising and on-demand tutoring
  • Career services to help you pursue your professional goals

Experienced Faculty

In all of our online courses, our friendly, supportive faculty will provide helpful guidance and feedback, start and facilitate course discussions, answer your questions about course topics and learning materials, and work with you one-on-one to help you learn and grow. Many of our faculty have also worked in the fields they teach and bring their real-world, relevant experience to the classroom, helping you to gain a more informed and well-rounded understanding of the subjects you study.*

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Additional Information

To learn more about South University’s online programs, call us at 888.444.3404, request information below to have an admissions representative contact you, or click the Chat Live icon to speak with an available representative.

success stories

Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

We're committed to helping our graduates make an impact in their professional and personal lives. We applaud our alumni and the difference they make. Check out what some of our Online students have to say. 

Emily Han 2015
Emily Han Grad Alumni
Class of '15
Master of Science in Nursing

“By allowing me to continue working during school and applying new knowledge, as well as creating my own preceptor experiences in an area of interest, I was able to carve my way to a successful business and many great, relevant connections. I love that my degree and knowledge have helped me see the limitless opportunity we have as nurses. The freedom and excitement of my new career is something that I never could have imagined, but I look forward to innovating and paving the way for others to do the same.”

Adrienne Hampton 2016
Adrienne Hampton Grad Alumni
Class of '16
Master of Science in Nursing

“I can truly say that during my experience at South University I have only encountered positive, encouraging, intelligent, and professional staff who want their students to be successful. The online courses have been challenging but knowledge enhancing as well. I have learned discipline and have decreased my test anxiety through weekly quizzes, our midterms and final exams. Moreover, the Practicum experience has exceeded my expectations by allowing me to apply what I have read, researched, and studied into practice”

Stephanie Brendel-Schicchi null
Stephanie Brendel-Schicchi Grad Alumni
Class of '15
Associate of Science in Allied Health Science

“By enrolling at South University, I was recognized as being promotable by having my Associates degree along with the goal of earning my Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences by 2016. With the Associates degree in hand, I went from an administrative assistant to a Quality Specialist. I wish I could have started college right out of high school, but it wasn’t in my life’s plan at that moment. Going back to school was a big decision and hard choice to make, but after enrolling I knew I couldn’t give up, because education is the most important aspect of my life right now.”

Scott Wood 2017
Scott Wood Grad Alumni
Class of '17
Post Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

“The program was very demanding and required me to be proficient in the area of study before graduating, he says. "Also, the program mixed classroom learning with clinical experiences that reinforced the materials presented in a ‘real-world’ setting."”

Tonya Hampton 2013
Tonya Hampton Grad Alumni
Class of '13
Bachelor of Business Adminstration

“I love being a leader. South University helped me reach my full potential in management skills. The faculty and staff always went out of their way to make sure that the University had a positive impact on its students.”

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