The University of Bridgeport, also known as UB, is an independent, private, non-sectarian university located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Since opening its doors in 1927, UB has catered to students of diverse backgrounds and has carved a niche for itself. The total number of students at UB is 4,805 out of which 2,503 are undergraduates.
It’s currently ranked as the 11th most racially diverse university in the United States by US News & World Report.
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According to the latest US News & World Report, UB is ranked 12th with respect to its online bachelor’s degree program.
UB has been offering online programs since 1997. It offers a variety of courses to permit you to attend class anywhere anytime. You just need a computer, strong internet connection and a valid email. Find out the online degree requirements before you enroll at the university.
Below is a list of some of the courses offered online by UB. Please note that these are not fully online programs and there are some courses where the presence of students in the campus is a must.
Undergraduate Online Programs
-B. S. Professional Studies
The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is a career oriented program that sharpens the skills of students and equips them for a wide range of professions. The Healthcare Administration degree will assist students handle the business aspect of healthcare. It explores various ways by which healthcare is managed and delivered. These include technological, financial, regulatory and administrative factors. This is an 8-week course and students are expected to take part in an online orientation before the course begins.
The Human Resource Administration program will help students develop a work environment which guides the organization towards its goal. Some areas that are explored to cultivate the work experience include recruitment, relations, benefits, staffing, safety and outsourcing.
The Organizational Leadership & Change program identifies the opportunities and challenges of the ever-changing work ambience of the present day. Students will get to understand various leadership theories and develop strategic planning, team building and communication skills.
The Fones School of Dental Hygiene was established in 1993 and joined UB in 1949. The program offers dental students a chance to further their education anywhere, anytime. Graduates of this program are eligible for State, National and Regional examinations. A dental hygiene degree offers various rich career opportunities in different settings, recognized by the American Dental Hygienist’s Association (ADHA) as important and emerging fields on various aspects like researcher, educator, administrator/manger, clinican, advocate and public health dental hygiene.
The Bachelor of Science in General Studies has been created to meet the requirements of adults who want to pursue a quality program, while seeking maximum breadth and flexibility in their studies. The program embraces some traditional subjects that are our shared heritage of our culture and promotes the synthesis, integration and application of communication, knowledge and information system.
Graduate Online Programs
This is a 36-credit course where students are expected to complete a graduate tutorial, a thesis and a short overseas internship. The internship program is flexible and suited adults who are working.
The MBA online program from UB lasts just a year where students get a comprehensive knowledge and practical skills required for an effective leadership in a dynamic and international environment.
The MS Dental Hygiene course is offered totally online and centers around the learner with respect to duration, scheduling, assignments, learning material and interaction between the staff and students.
The MS Human Nutrition program of UB is different from other programs with respect to its focus and growing value. It has the concept of bio-individuality which allows clinicians to provide tailor-made diet and recommend effective nutrition.
The Master of Computer Science program prepares students with a powerful mathematical background for becoming a professional in the computer science field.
This program is not fully online and some of the courses are held in the campus. It’s designed for those with a powerful technical background who desires to work in a technical/business setting.
Post Graduate Online Programs
UB through its partnership with Chiropractic Development International (CDI) offers this program to chiropractors to develop the skills required for immediate clinical application.
Even though some programs have received positive rankings in the last few years, the university as a whole still has plenty to achieve.