Now you can get a degree from an American university — learning at home in India

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  • Online learning platform Coursera will now allow its students to get a bachelor’s degree from University of North Texas.
  • The university has partnered with the edtech platform for its bachelor’s course in applied arts and sciences (BAAS).
  • The applications will open in February 2020.
  • Students can consult an advisor and create a ‘customised degree plan’ before enrolling.
Online learning platform Coursera will now allow its learners to get a bachelor’s degree. And that too from the University of North Texas, a public research university in the United States.

The university, which is also among the top 100 American universities for social mobility has partnered with the edtech platform for its bachelor’s course in applied arts and sciences (BAAS). The course will be accessible from September 2020.

“Applications for the B.A.A.S. will open in February 2020 and the first cohort is expected to begin this fall,” Cousera said.
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The programme aims to help students from diverse backgrounds — including college students, veterans and international learners — earn a graduate degree.

“The programme will offer students the same engaging support, personal interaction, and career services as our on-campus B.A.A.S. programme to ensure they are set up for success post-graduation,” said Jennifer Cowley, VP for Academic Affairs at UNT.

The degree course is offered in seven domains — administration, organizational supervision, social services, hospitality, media innovation, consumer behaviour, and information technology — to prepare students in leading businesses.
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The university will allow students to consult an advisor and create a ‘customised degree plan’ before enrolling.

International students with a three-year bachelor’s degree can advance to a four-year programme — which also opens up avenues for master’s programmes in the US.

“A four-year degree is one of the most transformative credentials in today’s job market, but so many students aren’t able to complete their degree due to work, family, or other commitments. The online course recognizes students who’ve earned some college credit, but may not have had the time or flexibility to complete their bachelor's degree,” added Dil Sidhu, chief content officer at Coursera.
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As per the initiative, students having a Google IT Support Professional certification from Coursera can also go for IT in the online programme. The certification programme is a six month course in IT for entry-level jobs.

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