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Bloomsburg University promotes professional practices that contribute to the quality of programs offered and to the growth of all BU distance education students.

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SARA

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) pertain to approval of distance education courses and programs offered across state lines by postsecondary institutions that already have degree authorization in their home state. Approved colleges or universities in a SARA state therefore only need their home state authorization to offer distance education to students in any other SARA member state, subject to certain limitations.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is an approved SARA institution, allowing BU to serve students participating in online education and field experiences in all 49 SARA participating states, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Please note that SARA has no effect on state professional licensing requirements. Visit the State Authorization web page for more information.

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Contacts

VP for Strategic Enrollment Management

Tom Fletcher, tfletche@bloomu.edu
570-389-5161

Institutional Compliance Program Coordinator

Jessica Heid, jheid@bloomu.edu
570-389-3862

Resources

Bloomsburg Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT) Student Support
Complaints and Grievances - Dean of Students
MyHusky Account Info
MyHusky Login
MyHusky Tutorials
State Authorization
Student Consumer Information

 

Online Readiness Survey

If you have not previously participated in an online course, you may wonder how well you are prepared for online learning. Even if you have taken online courses in the past, you may find it beneficial to take this online readiness survey to help you decide if your learning characteristics are conducive to online learning.

Online Technology Requirements

  •   Reliable Internet connection
  •   Internet browser compatible with programs utilized within each specific course
  •   Ability to download and install software, apps, and programs
  •   Ability to obtain hardware and software outlined in the syllabus of each distance education course. I.E. microphone, webcam, Microsoft Office, etc…

Fully Online Degree and Certificate Programs

  •   Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Certificate
  •   Digital Forensics Certificate
  •   Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  •   eLearning Specialist Certificate (face to face option available)
  •   Information Technology (M.S.)
  •   Instructional Game Design Certificate (face to face option available)
  •   Instructional Technology (M.S.) (face to face option available)
  •   RN-BSN
  •   Special Education Supervisory Certificate

Hybrid Programs - Partially Online

  •   Accounting (MAcc.)
  •   Business Education (M.Ed.)
  •   College Student Affairs (M.Ed.)
  •   Early Childhood Education (M.Ed.)
  •   Information Technology (M.S.)
  •   Nurse Anesthesia (MSN-NA)
  •   Nurse Practitioner (MSN-NP)
  •   Nursing Administration (MSN)
  •   Nursing - Community Health Specialization (MSN)
  •   Reading (M.Ed.)
  •   Special Education (M.Ed./M.S.)

Online Course Offerings

Please view our full listing of online courses per semester by clicking the "online" checkbox before clicking "submit" at http://adminapps.bloomu.edu/coursesearch/search. You may further filter your search by subject and days.

Online Resources

Visit the following links for academic and student services available online:

  •   Academic Calendar
  •   BOLT support
  •   BU Bookstore – textbook shipping available
  •   Current Student Resources
  •   Enrollment Dates
  •   Financial Aid
  •   Gainful Employment Disclosures
  •   Library – Online Resources
  •   Loan Counseling
  •   Office of the Registrar – Enrollment Services
  •   Policies and Procedures (PRP)
  •   Refund Policy and Procedure
  •   Standard Graduate School Application Requirements
  •   Technology Support
  •   Tuition and Fees - Graduate School
  •   Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate
  •   Writing and Literacy Engagement Studio (WALES)