SNU expands online class offerings for working adults

SNU expands online class offerings for working adults

Southern Nazarene University
| 20 Aug 2020
SNU release

Southern Nazarene University announced the expansion of its online course offerings by adding four new online degree programs to enhance its overall portfolio. By providing additional online educational choices to working adults, SNU opens up opportunities for more adult students outside the state of Oklahoma to earn degrees at all levels from a Christian university without disrupting their lives.

SNU's College of Professional and Graduate Studies has been serving adult learners with online course offerings for nearly a decade. In the midst of the global pandemic, the college was able to quickly add new online programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels in order to serve more students.

"Adult learners have much different life trajectories than traditional college students," said Keith Newman, SNU's president. "They require much more flexible options as they seek supplemental education while juggling careers, families, and the many competing challenges of adulthood. Our aim is to accommodate varying needs and busy schedules, making it possible and more convenient for adults from a variety of backgrounds to achieve their educational goals."

SNU's online programs offer the ultimate flexibility, allowing students to access their classes at any time during the week instead of requiring them to be online at specific times. In addition, students can benefit from taking only one class at a time and receiving books delivered to their door. The programs are designed to cater to adults working full-time jobs, parents, veterans, and professionals seeking promotions and career changes.

"Our online classes use the same curriculum as courses taught in a classroom," said Tim Eades, SNU's provost. "In addition, we offer a unique cohort model, where students go through the program with the same group. This enhances their educational experience, allowing them to feel a sense of community and belonging, which is important in establishing a supportive learning atmosphere."

Designed to meet the needs of students where they are, SNU offers the following online degree programs:

Bachelor Degree Program

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Gerontology
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership


Master Degree Programs

  • Master of Administration of Special Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration: Healthcare Specialty Track (MBA)
  • Master of Leadership
  • Master of Management (MSM)
  • Master of Sport Management and Administration


Doctoral Degree Program

  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Administration and Leadership


SNU's degree programs feature multiple start times throughout the year, as well as small class sizes and affordable prices. Undergraduate students can earn up to a year's worth of free credits for life experiences. SNU's online programs are taught through Canvas, a popular learning management software. Information about SNU's online education tools can be found in the blog post, everything you Need to Know about SNU's Online Tools.

To learn more about online programs available at SNU, visit

--Southern Nazarene University


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