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BSU Continuing Studies Online Programs

BSU's College of Continuing Studies offers 9 online degree completion baccalaureate programs. Our affordable, part-time programs provide students with the flexibility and convenience of pursuing a degree online. BSU offers a variety of support services to its online students, including dedicated advisors and early registration. Our online programs follow the same curriculum as BSU's day and night baccalaureate degree programs. Online programs follow the same financial aid guidelines. 

Baccalaureate Online Degree Completion Programs

Childhood Studies Online
Childhood Studies, BA
Childhood Studies Minor

Continuing Studies Childhood Studies Online degree webpage

Communication Studies Online
Communication and Media Studies Concentration, BA
Public Relations Concentration, BA
Department page


Criminal Justice Online*
Criminal Justice, BS
Department page


Elementary Education Online*
Elementary Education, BSE**
Department page

Management Online*
General Management Concentration, BS
Department page

Marketing Online*
Marketing, BS
Department page

Psychology Online*
Psychology, BS
Department page

Public Relations Online
Public Relations, BA
Department page

Secondary Education Online*
Secondary Education, BA**
Department page


Special Education Online*

Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, (PreK - 8 or Grades 5 - 12), BSE**
Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (All Levels) concentration, BSE**
Continuing Studies Special Education degree program webpage

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*Program is available online and on campus.

**Students in this program will be required to complete fieldwork and student teaching during
day hours. The student-teaching practicum is an in-person face-to-face experience in a public school setting. See BSU Catalog for requirements. 


Online Certificate Programs

Teaching in a Virtual/Online K-12 Certificate Program

TESOL Certificate Program

Please note: Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid, only degree programs.

Online Degree Program information

Part-time program: Program requirements allow students who enter with an associate’s degree or equivalent to complete their degree in three years. Students can take two courses each during the fall and spring semesters and have the option of completing elective courses during the summer session.

Same Curriculum, Same Diploma:  All of our online degree programs follow the same rigorous requirements whether you pursue your bachelor's degree during the day, at night or online at BSU. The diploma issued by the university is the same no matter which format you pursue.

Friendly Transfer Credit Policies: We will accept up to 69 credits from an accredited two-year institution and up to 90 credits from an accredited four-year college or university. Our Admissions staff will assist you in the transfer process. 

High-quality instruction: Courses are instructed by both full-time and part-time faculty with expertise in communications. Through Bridgewater's more than 180-year history, we have delivered high-quality programs. 

Financial Aid: BSU's online baccalaureate degree completion programs are accredited programs. Our programs follow the same curriculum requirements as our on-campus programs. Financial aid is available to individuals who qualify. 

Fully Accredited: Bridgewater State University is accredited by The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Dedicated Advising: Continuing Studies has a dedicated advising staff with flexible availability to meet the needs of our diverse, busy student population. 

Early Registration: Continuing Studies students have the opportunity to register early for Continuing Studies courses (night, online and weekend) before the general undergraduate population.