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2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Online Courses and Online Academic Programs


The University provides individual online courses and entire online degree programs at the certificate, undergraduate, graduate, and professional endorsement level. Policies and procedures that govern them are included here. Students taking online courses either as a part of their main campus or regional center studies or as part of a fully online degree should read the Online Student Handbook.

Students wishing to enroll in an online course or online degree program should consider the following:

  • Students attending the main campus may take no more than two online courses per fall or spring semester. No limit applies for summer terms.
  • First-semester freshmen may not take online courses without approval of the advisor and vice president for academic affairs.
  • Online courses are condensed in time (typically 8 weeks), but not in content.
  • The attendance policy is enforced in online courses.
  • A $75 fee (per online course) may apply, depending on the student’s academic program or enrollment status.
  • Course work must be completed by posted deadlines regardless of participation in athletics or music ensembles.

Campbellsville University’s Online Course Attendance Policy

Bi-term and 8 week terms: Online students must participate weekly as defined by the professor in the syllabus. After 1 week (12.5%, 1/8th of the scheduled classes) without contact the student will be issued an official warning. After the second week (25%, 1/4th of the scheduled class) without contact the student would fail the course and a WA would be recorded.

Degrees offered online:

Certificates: Accounting, Christian Ministry, Mass Communication: Digital Reporting, Digital/Social Media, Marketing/Public Relations, Visual Journalism

Associate: AS in Business Administration, AS in Christian Studies, AS in Criminal Justice Administration, AS in Education, AS in General Studies, AS in Mass Communication

Bachelor’s: BSBA in Management, Healthcare Management, or Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Accounting, BS in General Business, BS in Criminal Justice Administration, BS in Leadership and Missions, BS in Liberal Arts and Sciences, BS in Pastoral Ministries, RN to BSN in Nursing, Bachelor of Social Work

Responsibilities of the Online Students

The following items apply to the student in an online degree or an online course.

The student is responsible…

  1. To have consistent and easy access to a personal computer (Windows or Mac) with a reliable high-speed internet connection.
  2. For gaining access to online courses in the learning management system (LMS).
  3. To acquire all course materials (textbooks, software, etc.) in a timely manner.
  4. To know and abide by all applicable policies and procedures as prescribed in the Bulletin-Catalog, Online Student Handbook and individual course syllabi.
  5. For acquiring and maintaining the knowledge base needed to operate successfully in an online course/program.
  6. For communication to and from the instructor via the LMS and the CU student e-mail address.
  7. To access the online course regularly and complete course activities on time regardless of equipment/technology problems.
  8. For observing deadlines as stated on the academic calendar and in individual course syllabi.
  9. To communicate hardships with the advisor and instructor(s) immediately.
  10. For paying the online technology fee, if applicable.

A more detailed explanation of policies and procedures governing online courses and degrees is provided in the Online Student Handbook.