Online Bachelor's Degree

Complete your bachelor’s degree online at the University of Richmond

Earn a UR bachelor's degree online!

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Our Online Interdisciplinary Studies degree-completion program allows you to finish a University of Richmond bachelor’s degree online in just over 2 years. Complete your degree with a cohort of motivated fellow students in our interactive online teaching and learning environments. Network with classmates and faculty as you work together throughout the experience.

A Well-Rounded Educational Experience

Many employers seek individuals with a broad educational background that focuses on writing, analyzing, evaluating and reasoning.

With a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, you have the opportunity to develop your ability to write well, communicate effectively, work with groups, engage in problem solving, and think critically — timeless skills that are applicable to every part of life.

Earn Your Degree Entirely Online

Our online degree-completion program is a cohort-based major in Interdisciplinary Studies that enables qualified applicants to complete a degree in just over two years. Classes are offered entirely online, at your own pace — no required in-person classes, ever — and students focus on a single class at a time during 7.5-week mini-terms. The program is offered by the School of Professional & Continuing Studies through the University of Richmond’s learning management system.

Complete a Degree Started Elsewhere

Transfer your associate’s degree or equivalent 60 semester hours from another regionally accredited institution. Then complete the remainder of your degree, another 60 hours over 10 courses, at the University of Richmond. You’ll be able to enroll as a full-time student while taking courses during fall, spring and summer terms.

Your degree on your terms

calendar iconThe University of Richmond combines the resources of a private liberal arts college with the scheduling needs of working professionals. Classes are scheduled in the evenings during fall, spring and summer terms on the University of Richmond campus, located conveniently in Richmond’s near West End with ample parking and all-night library access. Late-night assistance with technology, presentations and writing is also available.

Transfer opportunities

transfer iconAgreements with Reynolds Community College, John Tyler Community College and Richard Bland College ensure undergraduate transfer credit into our BS in Professional Studies degree, and we also accept credit from a wide range of regionally accredited higher education institutions. We also accept CLEP, IB and AP credits, we generally accept ACE-evaluated transcript credit, and we also award credit for prior work experience as documented in a portfolio process.

For less than expected

payment iconOur degree programs offer you the personalized attention and small class size of a private university at a price that compares favorably with a public education. Our undergraduate tuition rate is $550* per semester hour, and you can complete your bachelor’s degree with as few as 60 semester hours or earn the certificate with 18 semester hours. Scholarships are available and our programs qualify for financial aid.

*Based on 2022-23 tuition rate

Application Deadline

application iconThe Online Interdisciplinary Studies program admits students in the fall each year, forming a cohort that remains intact throughout the program.

The application deadline for fall is July 15.

Information Sessions

We offer free monthly information sessions leading up to application deadlines. Review our Information Session page for specific dates and to register.

About the School of Professional & Continuing Studies

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies (SPCS) is one of the five academic schools of the University of Richmond, which has a long history of providing part-time degree programs for adult and nontraditional students in Richmond. SPCS was established in 1962 as University College, before VCU was established or the Virginia Community College System was organized.

The University of Richmond is a leading university both in Virginia and throughout the United States. The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degrees, certificate programs, professional education and lifelong learning opportunities for part-time and non-traditional students of all ages.