Online Credit Courses

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  • Term start dates: Fall − Sept. 5; Spring − Jan. 16; Summer − May 21 or June 11 for academic year 2017−18.
  • Extended term: A new section begins on the 15th of each month. See Extended Term Dates and Deadlines.
  • Undergraduate tuition: $492.31/credit. See full tuition details.
  • Graduate tuition: Varies by program of admission and residency. See full tuition details.
  • Other costs: $27/credit online fee + college fee + course fee + textbooks.
  • Eligibility: You don't have to be admitted to the U of M to take a course.

Join a community of motivated and independent learners who want to earn University of Minnesota credit through convenient online courses. The credits you earn build your U of M transcript, just as those earned on campus. 

You can complete course credits you need for your degree or certificate or explore topics of interest without being admitted to a U of M program.

Most courses follow the same term timeline as campus-based courses and generally feature weekly assignments.

A few extended term courses are also offered. These are self-paced courses you complete over nine months.

Online Courses by Subject and Term

Listed below are courses offered through the College. For online courses system-wide, see online.umn.edu.

Partially v. Primarily v. Fully Online

Partially online or hybrid: A course that blends online and face-to-face delivery and has more than three face-to-face class sessions. When viewing course information, the section number will be 101.

Primarily online: A course where students are required to come to a physical location one to three times during a term. When viewing course information, the section number will be 201.

Fully online: Students will not be required to come to campus but may need to take an exam at a qualified exam site. When viewing course information, the section number will be 301.

Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
ABUS 3051 Career Skills in the Professional Environment for Juniors and Seniors 2 Fully online Fall, Spring, Summer
ABUS 3301 Introduction to Quality Management 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
ABUS 3510 Communicating Virtually Across Global Teams in Applied Business Settings 4 Fully online Fall
ABUS 4012 Strategic Decision Making and Problem Solving 3 Fully online Fall
ABUS 4013W Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers 3 Fully online Fall
ABUS 4022W Management in Organizations 3 Fully online Fall, Spring, Summer
ABUS 4023W Communicating for Results 3 Fully online Fall, Spring, Summer
ABUS 4041 Dynamics of Leadership 3 Fully online Fall, Spring, Summer
ABUS 4043 Project Management in Practice 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
ABUS 4101 Accounting and Finance for Managers 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
ABUS 4104 Management and Human Resources Practices 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
ABUS 4151 Innovation for Leaders and Organizations 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
ABUS 4217 Real Estate Development: Process and Tools 2 Fully online Fall
ABUS 4501 Building a Small Business Start-up 3 Fully online Fall
ABUS 4509 New Product Development 3 Fully online Spring
ABUS 4515 Strategy and Management for a Sustainable Future 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
ABUS 4571W Introduction to Grant Writing for Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
ABUS 4701 Introduction to Marketing 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
ABUS 4705 Leadership and Management for the Professional Practice 3 Fully online Fall, Summer
ABUS 4707 Financial Management in the Professional Practice 3 Fully online Spring, Summer
ABUS 4711 Managing the Professional Practice II: Operations     Summer
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
AFRO 3108 Black Music: A History of Jazz 3 Fully online Fall
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
CMGT 3001W Introduction to Construction 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
CMGT 4000 The Construction Industry Through Time & Tomorrow     Fall
CMGT 4011 Construction Documents and Contracts 3 Fully online Spring
CMGT 4073 Building Codes for Construction Managers 1 Fully online Fall, Spring
CMGT 4201 Construction Accounting 2 Fully online Fall
CMGT 4211 Facility Cost Accounting and Finance 2 Fully online Fall
CMGT 4471 Sustainability for Construction Managers 2 Fully online Fall
CMGT 4550 Topics in Construction Management     Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
COMM 3401 Introduction to Communication Theory 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
COMM 5441 Communication in Human Organizations 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
ECON 1101 Principles of Microeconomics 4 Fully online Fall, Spring
ECON 1102 Principles of Macroeconomics 4 Fully online Fall, Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
ENGL 3003W Historical Survey of British Literatures I 4 Fully online Spring
ENGL 3005W Survey of American Literatures and Cultures I 4 Fully online Fall, Spring
ENGL 3006W Survey of American Literatures and Cultures II 4 Fully online Fall
ENGL 3007 Shakespeare 3 Fully online Fall
ENGL 3022 Science Fiction and Fantasy 3 Fully online Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
ENGW 3102 Intermediate Fiction Writing 3 Fully online Fall
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
ESL 3102 English Grammar for Academic Purposes 4 Fully online Fall, Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
HIST 3822 Making America Modern: 1945 to Present 3 Fully online Fall
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
HORT 1003 Organic Gardening: From Business Balconies to Backyards 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
HORT 1061 The Sustainable Lawn 3 Fully online Fall
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
HSM 4531 Human Resources in Health Care Settings 3 Partially online Fall
HSM 4541 Health Care Finance 3 Partially online Fall, Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
INET 1001 Survey of Information Technology 1 Fully online Fall
INET 4051 IT Infrastructure Operations 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
LAMP 4177 Nature of Disease: Pathology for Allied Health Students 3 Fully online Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
MATH 1031 College Algebra and Probability 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
MATH 1051 Precalculus I 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
MATH 1142 Short Calculus 4 Fully online Fall, Spring
MATH 1151 Precalculus II 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
MATH 1271 Calculus I 4 Fully online Fall, Spring
MATH 1272 Calculus II 4 Fully online Fall, Spring
MATH 2243 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 4 Fully online Fall, Spring
MATH 2263 Multivariable Calculus 4 Fully online Fall, Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
MDS 3001W Introduction to Multidisciplinary Studies 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
MDS 3101 Project Development 1 Fully online Fall, Spring
MDS 3201 Project Registration I 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
MDS 3202 Project Registration II 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
MDS 3203 Project Registration III 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
MGMT 3001 Fundamentals of Management 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
MKTG 3001 Principles of Marketing 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
MM 3001W Manufacturing in the Global Economy 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
MM 4012 Manufacturing Processes and Technology 3 Fully online Spring
MM 4035 Global Supply Chain Management 3 Fully online Fall
MM 4102 Manufacturing Operations 3 Fully online Fall
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
MUS 1013 Rock I: The Historical Origins and Development of Rock Music to 1970 3 Fully online Fall, Spring
MUS 1015W Music and Movies: The Use and Representation of Music and Musicians in Film in a Global Context 4 Fully online Fall, Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
OLPD 5332 Professional Leadership and the Private College 3 Fully online Fall
OLPD 5845 Emerging Leaders in Private Colleges 3 Fully online Fall
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
PHYS 1107 Introductory Physics Online I 4 Fully online Fall
PHYS 1108 Introductory Physics Online I 4 Fully online Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
PUBH 3040 Dying and Death in Contemporary Society: Implications for Intervention 2 Fully online Fall
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
SOC 3701 Social Theory 4 Fully online Fall
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
SPAN 1003 Intermediate Spanish I 5 Fully online Fall, Spring
SPAN 1004 Intermediate Spanish II 5 Fully online Fall, Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
TRLN 1901 Special Topics: Special Education for Interpreters 3   Fall
TRLN 3101 Introduction to Interpreting 3   Fall
Course Number Course Title Credits Instruction Mode Terms Offered
ESCI 1101 Introduction to Geology 3 fully online Fall, Spring
FSCN 1112 Principles of Nutrition 3 fully online Fall, Spring
NURS 2001 Human Growth and Development: A Life Span Approach 3 fully online Fall, Spring
OT 1003 Introduction to Occupational Therapy 1 fully online Fall, Spring

Register

Registration Instructions

Registration Opens

Term Admitted Students Students Not Admitted 
Fall April 13 May 5
Spring Nov 14 Dec 8
Summer April 10 April 17

Registrations are generally accepted for open courses until a few days after the start of the term. See the U's academic calendar for details.

For registration dates for extended term courses, see Extended Term Dates and Deadlines.

Special Instructions

Cost

The amount you will pay for your online course will depend on the course level and any associated fees.

For 2017−18:

  • Undergraduate tuition: $492.31 per credit. See full tuition details.
  • Graduate tuition: Varies by program of admission and residency. See full tuition details.

Visit the One Stop website for complete course, college, and any additional fees.

Payment

 

When your billing statement is ready, you'll receive an email (at your University email account). Your billing shows all charges (tuition, fees, bookstore, etc.) to your Student Account and due dates.

Payment questions? More details are available on the One Stop site or by contacting One Stop.

Cancellation

To cancel a course, first check the cancel/add deadlines One Stop page (or for extended-term courses, Extended Term Dates and Deadlines) to understand the impact (on refunds and transcripts) of your cancellation. You can cancel a course through your MyU account.

Frequently Asked Questions

The College offers a small number of online, self-paced courses that allow you up to nine months to complete. See Extended Term Dates and Deadlines for registration, term, cancellation, and refund dates; due dates for course payments; and change of grade base schedules.

Some courses do have one or more in-person supervised (proctored) exams. You can reserve a space at 1 p.m. Wednesdays−Fridays or 10 a.m. Saturdays at the College Exam Center (20 Ruttan Hall) or request your exam be sent to another location

Check with your college (or prospective college) adviser to verify that a course meets the specific requirements of your program or degree. Prospective U of M undergraduate students can contact Admissions.

Yes, for a select number of degrees. Visit University of Minnesota Online for details.

Access your account after you register for details. Check it regularly for updates.

For term-based courses, yes. Visit the College's Financial Aid page for details. Extended-term courses are not eligible.

Cancel your registration officially to avoid receiving a grade of F or N. The conditions of your cancellation depend on how much time has expired since the start of your course term. See the One Stop Drop a Class page (or Extended Term Dates and Deadlines) for more information. If you wish to complete the course work but won't be able to do so during your term, you must contact your instructor before the term ends to request an incomplete. Your instructor, however, may or may not agree to an incomplete. If the instructor denies your request for an incomplete, the course will appear on your U of M transcript with a grade of F or N.

Yes, see the One Stop Senior Citizen Education Program page for more details.

 

Yes. Whether you wish to register as a degree or non-degree student, contact International Student and Scholar Services for details.