Degree Programs

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. As a full Read more...

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

At the end of each course, a letter grade will be given by the Course Instructor for the course, based on the student’s performance. All course Read more...

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...

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...

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

Completing UoPeople Foundations is a requirement for all UoPeople students. They are specifically designed to equip students with the necessary skills Read more...

Are exams open book?

At the present, all exams are administered online and some may require a proctor (exam monitor). UoPeople exams are timed and it is recommended that 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 long does it take to complete the program?

Full-time Degree Seeking students may enroll in up to 2-3 courses per term, and part-time Degree Seeking Students may enroll in 1 course per term.  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...

Can I change programs once admitted?

Students may request to change majors by submitting a request in the Self-Services Portal with the following conditions: Students are required to be in 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...

Can I study two degrees at the same time?

Students graduating with an Associate's Degree from UoPeople may not enroll in a second Associate's Degree at the University but may, under Read more...

Can I complete my degree in under 4 years?

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

Can I study part-time?

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

Does UoPeople offer a Master's degree?

Yes, University of the People currently offers Master degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and in Education (M.Ed). For more information, Read more...

How can I appeal my grade?

Students who believe they have been graded unfairly may appeal their final course grades. Students appealing a grade should note that the burden of proof 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...

What is my first step as a student?

You will automatically be enrolled in the UoPeople Foundations courses for your first term.Completing UoPeople Foundations is a requirement for all Read more...

Who are the Course Instructors?

It is institutional policy that a UoPeople Course Instructor must hold, at a minimum, an earned degree that is at least one Read more...

Do you offer English writing courses?

Students who are interested in pursuing a full degree at UoPeople will be required to take a English Composition course as part of the general education 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...

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...

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...

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. However, you will normally have the option to Read more...

What is an elective course?

Electives enable students to select coursework tailored to personal interests and offer the opportunity to acquire breadth beyond that specified in Read more...

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

All UoPeople students are required to complete the UoPeople Foundations program in order to to become a Degree Seeking Student. The Foundations Read more...

How can I check my grades during the term?

You may review your grades in Moodle throughout each term. Read more...

How many credits do I need to finish my degree?

In order to complete an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration & Computer Science, you will be required to complete 60 approved credits. Read more...

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

The Associate’s program introduces students to the basic tenets of the field and also provides a foundation for continued study towards a Bachelor 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 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. You may read more Read more...

What happens If I fail my ENG0101 exam?

Students are permitted to enroll in ENGL 0101 English Composition 1 on two occasions only, excluding course drops and withdrawals. Those who fail the Read more...

What happens if my English is not very good?

English Requirements; If you are a non-native English speaker, or you graduated from an institution where English was not the primary language of 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...

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

Undergraduate students must maintain a CGPA of 2.00 to be in good standing according to satisfactory academic progress. Master's level students must Read more...

Will I need to take general education courses?

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

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

University of the People has a grading scale which may be viewed in our Catalog. However each course has it's own syllabus detailing the specifics of 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 register for two programs?

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

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

The Associate of Science degree level has many goals in common with the Bachelor of Science degree level. This reflects the fact that students at the 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...

Is it possible to repeat introductory courses?

Students are permitted to enroll in ENGL 0101 English Composition 1 on two occasions only, excluding course drops and withdrawals. Those who fail the 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...

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...

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

Students who believe they have been graded unfairly may appeal their final course grades. Students appealing a grade should note that the burden of proof 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...

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 Associate and Bachelor degree Read more...

How do I gain access to a course?

You may access your courses through our online learning platform 'Moodle'. Read more...

Business administration degree

Please refer to our Catalog or the website to learn more about our Business Administration program. Read more...

How many terms are 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...

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 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...

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 a part of their degree Read more...

How many courses are there in the MBA?

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