It will soon be possible to get a degree from Howard University without stepping foot on campus.
Howard University announced Monday it plans to launch a new Internet course service.
“Howard University Online” will offer select degree programs starting in the fall of 2014. The school plans to eventually create up to 25 online programs.
The courses and programs are part of a partnership with Pearson, an online educational services company.
Howard University officials say the goal is to reach more unconventional students as well as enhance the current teachings and research on campus.
“It builds faculty capacity to enhance our instruction delivery to meet the needs of the 21st century learner as well as our reach beyond our Washington-based campus to the world through our new partnership with Pearson,” said Provost and Chief Academic Officer Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D., MBA
The cost and selection of Howard University’s online classes has not been revealed.