Degree Programs

How many hours do I need to dedicate each week?

University of the People classes take place online, so students can learn wherever and whenever Internet connection is available. Whether you have a fast Read more...

How long does it take to complete a degree?

Full time students who are enrolled year round are able to complete an Associates degree in two years, and a Bachelors degree in four years.    Read more...

How many exams are there in total?

In order to complete an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science and Health Science, you will be required to pass 20 courses. Read more...

May I talk to someone?

UoPeople is always ready to answer your questions. Visit our Contact Us page to find the relevant department for your query. Read more...

What are the requirements to apply for the MBA program?

Applicants must meet the following admissions requirements for the MBA program: • Applicants must be 18 years old or older • Have a minimum of Read more...

Am I required to attend my courses at a special date or time?

At UoPeople, there are no set times for lectures, discussions, or any other activities. However, each course is divided up into units we call Learning Read more...

What is the grading system? Do you base the grading on GPA 4.0 ?

Please see our grading system - http://www.uopeople.edu/become-student/admission/additional-information/ In addition please go to our University Read more...

Do you offer English writing courses?

Students who are interested in pursuing a full degree at UoPeople can have the option to take a Technical Writing course (among others) to prepare them Read more...

How do I drop or withdraw from a course?

Students who do not wish to participate in courses must communicate with the University in order to drop or withdraw from a course. Failure to request a Read more...

What are the costs involved in order to complete the MBA program?

There is a $60 Application Processing Fee, as well as a $200 per course assessment processing fee. The MBA can be completed for a total of $2,460, Read more...

Does UoPeople offer a Master's degree?

Yes, University of the People currently offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA). For more information, please click here. Read more...

What are UoPeople Foundations and MBA Foundations, and do I have to complete it?

UoPeople Foundations and MBA Foundations consists of courses all students must successfully complete. They are designed to equip students with the Read more...

Are exams open book?

At the present, all exams are administered online. UoPeople exams are timed and it is recommended that students prepare for them in advance.  Read more...

What programs does University of the People offer?

University of the People offers the following six undergraduate degrees: Associate (A.S.) and Bachelor (B.S.) degrees in Computer Science, Associate (A.S.) Read more...

Can I complete my degree in under 4 years?

Yes, but only if the student maintains a minimum 3.00 CGPA and are eligible to take 3 courses each and every term. For these students, it is possible to Read more...

I am interested in more information on the Computer Science program offered at UoPeople.

The Computer Science Program provides an appreciation of the foundations of computation, an understanding of the structure of programming languages, Read more...

Can I switch from an associate degree to a bachelors degree?

Yes! Many of our students start out pursuing an associates degree and then continue on to complete a bachelors degree. The associate degree requirements Read more...

What is the difference between an Associate degree and a Bachelors degree?

Please note that both the Associate’s and Bachelors of Computer Science programs will enable the students to develop programming skills, skills Read more...

Can I study part-time?

Degree Seeking Students may choose to be full-time students taking 2-3 courses per term, or part-time  students taking 1 course per term.   Read more...

Do you have high school programs?

Currently, University of the People offers six undergraduate degrees: Associate (A.S.) and Bachelor (B.S.) degrees in Computer Science, Associate (A.S.) Read more...

Will I need to take general education courses?

Each of the four undergraduate degree programs offered by University of the People requires completion a certain number of courses in the relevant major Read more...

What is the maximum number of courses per term I can take for the MBA?

The maximum number of courses students can take during the MBA is three per term, provided the student has a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. Read more...

How can I appeal my grade?

Please review the University Catalog and read about the grade appeal process. A student may only appeal his final grade; all other grade components should Read more...

Can I study two degrees at the same time?

Applicants are able to apply for either a BS or BA in Computer science, Business administration or Health Science. This means that applicants need to Read more...

What are the prerequisite courses for the MBA program?

Applicants must complete 8 prerequisite courses either at UoPeople or at another institution in order to be admitted to study towards the MBA degree. If Read more...

How long will it take to finish an MBA program?

The MBA can be completed in 15 months of full-time study (2 courses a term). Read more...

What happens if my English is not very good?

UoPoeple is currently taught in English and therefore requires a minimum level of English in order to be admitted. For those students who may need some Read more...

If I get a computer science degree from uopeople, Can I use it to apply to graduate school in the US?

University of the People is a private institution approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Post secondary Education. It has been Read more...

How many credits do I need to finish my degree?

In order to complete an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration and Health Science, you will be required to pass 20 courses. Read more...

What is an elective course?

All programs of study here at the University of the People have required courses (which all students must complete in order to satisfy the program Read more...

What happens If I fail my ENG0101 exam?

Students studying Accelerated English in the Division of Continuing Education who are unsuccessful in passing ENGL 0101 English Composition 1 after two Read more...

What is my first step as a student?

University of the People offers a unique learning experience that combines peer-based and collaborative learning with information technologies and the Read more...

Can I take only part of the course?

At this time, UoPeople is unable to offer individual courses and students must take the programs in full. UoPeople offers degree programs in Business  Read more...

How many terms needed to complete the MBA program?

Time to degree will vary by student and depend in great part on whether a student studies full-time or part-time and whether or not they enroll for all 5 Read more...

How many courses are there in the MBA?

There are 12 courses in the MBA Program. Read more...

Are there any pre-requisite courses to take for the MBA?

All MBA applicants are admitted to UoPeople MBA Foundations. In the Foundations courses, students are required to take a minimum of 3 courses and maintain Read more...

What are the requirements for completion of the MBA program?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) requires the completion of at least 36 semester hour credits of graduate level study including all courses Read more...

How do I gain access to a course?

You can only access courses you were registered to in the past term or courses you are currently taking. Simply scroll down your VLE homepage to view Read more...

I don’t understand how my final grade is calculated?

Please review the course syllabus to see the different components of the final grade. Read more...

Will UoPeople be adding any other degree programs in the future?

UoPeople is constantly working on developing new programs for their students and expects to have more degree earning programs in the near future.  Read more...

Is it possible to repeat introductory courses?

Passing Introductory courses is a pre-requisite for further study at UoPeople; as such, students who fail an Introductory course twice and who do not Read more...

Can I change programs once admitted?

Degree Seeking Students must apply to one of the six undergraduate programs as part of their application process to the University. Once accepted and Read more...

What is the difference between a two year and a four year degree program?

Please read about the different programs, their curriculum and credits for each program in the University Catalog: http://www.uopeople.edu/about/uopeople/ Read more...

How is a course conducted?

University of the People offers a unique learning experience that combines peer-based and collaborative learning with information technologies and the Read more...

How many credits do I need to finish my undergraduate?

A Bachelor's degree is higher than an Associate's degree and takes more time to complete. In order to complete an Associate’s Degree, you Read more...

I got a grade of x on my assignment/discussion forum post and I think I deserve y, what should I do?

Students who disagree with an assessment of their work should feel free to contact their instructor with specific issues and to explain their reasoning. Read more...

What are the courses under Arts & Science?

Arts & Science courses are intended to add both depth and breadth to each student’s overall educational experience by providing Read more...

Can I pursue two degrees at the same time?

Each of our degrees is a full program which requires a great deal of the students time and effort. Therefore, applicants must choose one academic program Read more...

What courses do I have to complete for the Business Administration program?

University of the People offers the following two degree programs in Business Administration: Associate (2 years) and Bachelor (4 years). In each of the Read more...

Can I apply to the MBA program while I am still studying for my bachelor’s degree?

No, applicants must have earned their bachelor’s degree in order to apply for the MBA program. Therefore, you must first graduate and only then you Read more...

How do I find course X?

If you are not already enrolled in a course you can search for it by name and description. Read more...

I don’t understand the assignment or course material, what shall I do?

In an open learning, online environment such as UoPeople, your fellow students are your best resource. Try e-mailing them or posting a question in the Read more...

Can I register for both programs?

At this time, UoPeople does not permit dual enrollment in our courses of study. Read more...

How will I know that I am keeping up with the Satisfactory Academic Progress?

Students’ academic progress will be evaluated at the end of every term, starting in the third term of their studies. We recommend reading more about Read more...

How long does it take to complete the program?

Please read about the different programs and the duration for each program in the University Catalog: http://www.uopeople.edu/about/uopeople/essential- Read more...

How much will it cost to complete the MBA program?

There is a $60 Application Processing Fee, as well as a $200 Assessment Fee per exam. The MBA can be completed for $2460 dollars. Read more...

Do I have to download any course materials?

All course materials can be accessed online. It is not necessary to download anything to a local computer. Therefore, one can pursue their studies from Read more...

How can I check my grades during the term?

You can monitor your grades at all times by clicking the “Grades” link on the right hand side of the course homepage. All current grades for Read more...

What are the requirements for joining the MBA program?

In order to apply to the MBA program, you need to: * Have a minimum of 2 years work experience * Have completed an undergraduate degree * Have a letter of Read more...

Can I enroll in only Arts & Science courses?

It is not possible to only enroll in Arts and Sciences courses.  UoPeople students enroll in Arts and Sciences courses as part of their degree Read more...