Distance Education

This is an archived copy of the 2015-2016 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.twu.edu.

Texas Woman’s University offers multiple degrees, programs, and courses online through Distance Education (DE). These electronically-delivered courses and programs provide quality instruction and encourage high levels of interaction.

The Distance Education degree programs are listed online at the Teaching and Learning with Technology website . Additional online courses outside of these degree programs may be found in the Class Schedule by selecting “Internet Instruction” or "Hybrid Instruction" in the Instructional Methods box.

Online courses are delivered through Blackboard, an Internet-based software. Distance Education courses cost exactly the same as on-campus classes. Bills may vary from semester to semester and from other students depending on residency status and academic level.

International students who hold F-1 and J-1 visa status cannot enroll in academic programs that are defined as 100% distance education (online degrees). An international student may be admitted to the University for such programs but is only authorized to complete those from her/his own country and not in the United States. Please note: F-1 and J-1 student visa holders have restrictions regarding the number of online (or distance education) credits that can be taken during the semester as it relates to fulfilling the full-time enrollment requirement.  Please contact the Office of International Education for more information.

Please note: Students in online courses need daily access to a computer with internet connections that meet TWU minimum hardware and software requirements .  Students should also have a back-up plan for accessing a second computer should any technical problem arise.

Students who are new to Distance Education may view a detailed introduction to Distance Education in the Guide for Online Courses (GOC) , as well as on the opening Blackboard page. The GOC will give new DE students an idea of what an online class is like, how to find and log into their online courses, resources that are available to them, and keys to success.