Chances are that you’re within driving distance of a college campus right now. However, proximity doesn’t always mean convenience. Local colleges, while providing an adequate education, may be unable to provide for your unique needs. If you’re looking for a degree program that can be completed at your preferred pace, you’ll want to look online.

The University of Texas Permian Basin offers numerous accelerated degree programs that can be completed quickly and efficiently — some in as little as eight months. This is due in part to their online format and asynchronous elements. Join us as we discuss what our accelerated online programs are like for graduate and undergraduate students.

Pick Up the Pace

The average college semester is about 15 weeks long. No wonder bachelor’s degrees are earned in four years and graduate degrees in two, on average. While whole sessions at UT Permian Basin will run for 14 to 16 weeks, the A and B sessions of our summer, fall, and spring semesters are generally just eight weeks long (seven for summer). These compressed sessions allow students to graduate in a fraction of the time it would take to complete a traditional degree program.

Don your graduation cap in as little as eight months.

At UT Permian Basin, you decide how quickly you progress through a program. Power through course content, or replay a video lecture to ensure you absorb the material. Log on from anywhere, at any time. By working at your own pace, you’re not only earning a degree at an accelerated rate but also tailoring your education to your preferred learning style. Graduate with a degree and an entirely new set of skills that are sure to make employers and admission committees take note.

Step Into Our Online Classrooms

What is an accelerated degree program like? Not much different from what can be found on campus, aside from an efficient online format. The same experienced, dedicated faculty members who teach online also lead our on-campus programs. Their doors — actual and virtual — are always open, and the similarities don’t stop there.

Online Student Resources

Online students have access to many of the same resources offered on campus. Advisors are available for office visits or by email or phone to help students make informed academic decisions. UT Permian Basin also provides 24/7 online tutoring through SMARTHINKING and writing assistance through the Online Writing Lab. All students are encouraged to take advantage of these online resources.

Supportive Classrooms

Though separated by distance, students still find camaraderie with their fellow Falcons in our accelerated online programs. There are ample opportunities to network and collaborate during discussions, assignments, and group projects. Moreover, 24-hour discussion boards help ensure that support is available day or night, which may not always be the case in a traditional classroom. 

Comprehensive Courses

Undergraduate and graduate students join UT Permian Basin in the hopes of receiving a life- and career-altering education and degree. We strive in all of our efforts to live up to their expectations. Although our programs are accelerated, they nonetheless provide students with comprehensive knowledge of their particular field of study.

Course content is updated regularly to align with the demands and trends students will encounter in their careers. Upon completing their accelerated online program, graduates receive the exact same degree as those awarded in our on-campus programs. A diploma bearing The University of Texas Permian Basin’s name is a prestigious award affirming a student’s completion of a course of study and mastery of its content.

Ask yourself: If I can receive the same guidance, education, and degree from an accelerated online program, why would I ever anchor myself to a college campus?

Explore UT Permian Basin’s Program Offerings

Interesting in joining one of our accelerated degree programs? If so, your next step is deciding which of our programs is right for you. UT Permian Basin offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, each offering an accelerated course of study. Accelerated degree programs are offered by the following colleges:

College of Arts and Sciences

One of UT Permian Basin’s most academically diverse colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, among other online degrees.

College of Business

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the College of Business offers aspiring business leaders a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, a Master of Professional Accountancy, and a Master of Business Administration, among other online programs.

College of Education

Teachers, counselors, and administrators join the College of Education to earn college credentials and dual certification. Online students can earn a Master of Arts in Special Education, a Master of Arts in Literacy, or a Superintendent Certification, among other credentials.

College of Engineering

Known for producing the finest engineers in West Texas, the College of Engineering offers an online Engineering Project Management Certificate that prepares students for project manager roles in a variety of industries, including automotive, construction, defense, engineering, and more.

College of Health Sciences and Human Performance

This college is the academic home to aspiring nursing leaders pursuing an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). In as little as one year, students can earn a degree as well as a Nurse Manager Certificate from Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.

Deciding on a college program isn’t easy. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding our accelerated degree programs. At UT Permian Basin, we’re here to ensure that your time as a Falcon is as memorable and rewarding as possible, whether you’re on campus or online.