Want to earn a college degree but don’t have time? UH is offering an alternative

Want to earn a college degree but don’t have time? UH is offering an alternative
(Source: Hawaii News Now/file)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii is launching a program for students to earn their degree entirely online.

The program will roll out in phases for select degrees, beginning with associates degrees in August 2019.

“We know that many Hawaii residents want to earn a college degree but have competing demands, which make it difficult to take classes at a college campus. This program allows students to learn on their own schedule and to focus on one class at a time,” said Vice President of Community Colleges John Morton.

Online bachelors degrees will be offered for certain programs in the Fall 2020 semester.

Students will take classes one at a time, each over five weeks. They will also be able to complete the work around their schedules.

“It’s going to be focused, it’s going to be flexible, it’s going to be affordable and it’s going to be an opportunity for primarily adults who are raising a family and working to go back to school or go to school for the first time and earn an associates degree,” said UH President David Lassner. “They can do it at night, they can do it in the morning around their work schedules, around their childcare.”

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