University of the Virgin Islands Launches New Online Division to Offer Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs

A Division of The University of the Virgin Islands

This will truly extend the reach of our Historically American, Uniquely Caribbean University to serve a global student population.

In special session on December 19th, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees approved UVI to offer online degrees. Through the newly established UVI Online Division, UVI now offers courses and programs in a 100% online format. Courses start the second Wednesday of each month and will run for 8 weeks.

Degrees available online include:

  • Associate of Science – Applied Computing
  • Associate of Arts – Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Associate of Arts – Engineering Management Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts – Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts – Management
  • Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts – Financial Planning
  • Bachelor of Science – Applied Computing
  • Bachelor of Science – Cybersecurity
  • Bachelor of Science – Computer Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science – Engineering Management Technology
  • Bachelor of Science – Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Master of Arts – Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration

“Where we are going in terms of the University’s online initiative is absolutely the norm,” said Board Trustee Jennifer Nugent Hill. “It is changing the entire state of education. I think this opens up a world of opportunity for us in the Virgin Islands and certainly as alumna of the University, I’m absolutely proud of us using technology to advance the teaching and education.”

UVI lies in the heart of the beautiful Caribbean. The UVI experience is uniquely multi-cultural, international, entrepreneurial and intellectually stimulating. UVI provides a vital and exciting environment for educating future leaders of the global 21st century community. In addition to new programs, in 2018, UVI online students will also have the option to complete mini-residency programs on the island of St. Thomas while earning academic credit.

“As we prepare for the future growth and innovation of our traditional on ground university, I am proud that through UVI online, we can now offer courses and programs in a 100 percent online asynchronous format,” said David Hall, president of The University of the Virgin Islands. “This will truly extend the reach of our Historically American, Uniquely Caribbean University to serve a global student population.”

In order to further meet the needs of global online learners, the UVI leadership team is developing a program to provide free laptops to students as part of their online programs. Additional information on the laptops for education initiative are expected to be available later in 2018.

The Middle States Commission for Higher Education approved UVI’s request to offer online degrees in 2017. The University is authorized to offer online degrees in all 50 States and the District of Columbia, through its membership in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

About The University of the Virgin Islands – Founded in 1962, UVI is a public, co-ed, land-grant HBCU (Historically Black College and University) in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Approximately 2,500 students are enrolled on the two ground campuses: the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas campus. The institution offers 47 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across its five colleges and schools. UVI also offers a Ph.D. in Creative Leadership for Innovation and Change. UVI is a learner-centered institution dedicated to the success of its students and committed to enhancing the lives of the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean through excellent teaching, innovative research, and responsive community service. UVI is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Tamika Thomas Williams

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tamika.thomaswilliams(at)uvi.edu

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