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The Online Classroom

benefits overview

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. 

Demitrius Archie
Demitrius Archie Grad Alumni
Class of '20
Master of Healthcare Administration-South University, Online Programs

“I was the first in my family to go into the military, and the first person of my siblings to graduate with a degree.”

Scott Wood 2017
Scott Wood Grad Alumni
Class of '17
Post Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner-South University, Online Programs

“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 Administration-South University, Online Programs

“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.”

Caroline Abanukam 2015
Caroline Abanukam Grad Alumni
Class of '15
Master of Science in Nursing-South University, Online Programs

“As an older student, mother, grandmother and wife, it was important to find the institutional culture of the university. I quickly learned the teachers take time to work with students individually. Academic support is readily available with vast and up-to-date online resources.”

Elisabeth Jackman-Knights 2015
Elisabeth Jackman-Knights Grad Alumni
Class of '15
Bachelor of Business Administration-South University, Online Programs

“They (SU Instructors) would keep me on track with what classes I had upcoming and help prepare me for what to expect in the class. They would try to understand my life outside of school and make suggestions of how best to navigate the program to ensure that I was at all times poised mentally to endure the class at hand.”

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Campuses offer flexible learning formats* including: on-campus, virtual instructions, and online courses.

*Clinical, practicum, and externship requirements exist in certain programs and require field experiences. Learning formats may not be flexible.

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