Board of Governors Pass Business Plan for UF Online Degree Program
Published October 1st, 2013
GAINESVILLE- The Gator Nation is expanding-- into the internet.
On Friday, the Board of Governors approved a business plan for the University of Florida's online bachelors degree program.
The program was created by UF and is expected to cost 75 percent of a regular bachelor's degree.
This years 15-million dollars in new funding from the state is extending the same quality of education to thousands of students.
Instead of a classroom these new gators in waiting will be learning from behind a computer screen.
UF Communications Director, Chris Moran explains the program will allow more students to be accepted into the Gator Nation,
"I mean every year the University of Florida gets 29-thousand applications, this year we had 6400 spots in our freshman class. So you can see there's a huge demand for a University of Florida education, unfortunately up until now we've been constrained by physical space, we don't have that constraint anymore."
The program will start its first semester in January with five available majors including: Business Management, Criminology and Law, Environmental Management, Health Education and
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