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benefits overview

The online degree programs at South University are designed to provide you with the freedom to attend class any time – day or night – from anywhere you connect to the internet. Our immersive, online associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, post graduate certificate and doctorate degree programs combine the flexibility of an online classroom with the assurance of one-on-one support and mentorship from faculty and staff who are dedicated to preparing you to achieve your highest career goals.

At South University, we have been delivering quality education and personalized attention to students since 1899. From day one to graduation and with the help of career services, you’ll have support to help you advance your career.

Discover your potential at South University.


Online Learning

We provide more than just an online classroom. We provide a range of campus experiences and services online to help you earn a quality education on your terms. Utilizing our online classroom and mobile app, you can learn when and where you want, with 24/7 access to all course content.

Flexible programs

Our online flexible learning options allow students to pursue their academic goals in a manner that fits their lifestyles and their needs.

Experienced Faculty

Many of our faculty have worked in the fields they teach and bring their real world, relevant experience to the classroom.

Dedicated Support Staff

Our dedicated Admissions Representatives, Student Finance, and Academic Counselors are here to support you from start to finish.

Student Resources

We offer expansive academic and career services support like the online library, SouthEdge career services portal, tutoring, and technical support.


Our continuous 5 and 10 week courses and quarter system are designed to enable focused, fast-paced learning, so that you can reach graduation.

Transfer Credits

Make the most of the effort you’ve already put into your education, with up to 75% transfer credits accepted per undergraduate transfer student.

Technical Requirements

Online Technical Requirements

PC: Users should have systems with the following specifications: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor, Windows 7 with SP 1, 4 GB RAM, 30 GB available hard disk space recommended. 1280×800 display (1280×1024 recommended) with 16-bit color, 512 MB VRAM, OPENGL 2.0-capable system and DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual layer DVDs. MAC: Users should have systems with the following specifications: Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support, *Mac OS X v. 10.7 or higher, 4 GB RAM, #) GB available hard disk space recommended, 1280×800 display (1280×1024 recommended) with 16-bit color, 256 MB VRAM, DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layers DVDs and OpenGL 2.0-capable system. *For brands/institutions offering design programs only: Mac Users must a minimum of OS 10.7 in order to run Adobe Creative Cloud. *Students are not required to purchase hardware, software, or any other school-related products from Journey Ed.

An Internet connection speed of 256K is required; 1 Mbps or greater is recommended. Windows Users: The two latest releases of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome are supported. Mac Users: The two latest releases of Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome are supported.

Other Technical Requirements
  • CD or DVD burner
  • Color Inkjet Printer
  • Color Flatbed Scanner
  • Digital Camera
  • Mouse
Software Requirements
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (Version 10 or higher)
  • Adobe Flash Player (Version 10.0 or higher)
  • Windows Media Player (Version 12)
  • Apple Quicktime (Version 7 or higher)
  • Microsoft Office Professional (Version 2010 for PC and 2011 for MAC) – MS Office Pro contains Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word and Outlook with Business Contact Manager
  • Norton AV (Version 10.2 or higher)
success stories

Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

We’re committed to helping our graduates make an impact in their professional and personal lives. We applaud our alumni and the difference they make. Check out what some of our Online students have to say. 

Emily Han 2015

Emily Han Grad Alumni

Class of ’15

Master of Science in Nursing

“By allowing me to continue working during school and applying new knowledge, as well as creating my own preceptor experiences in an area of interest, I was able to carve my way to a successful business and many great, relevant connections. I love that my degree and knowledge have helped me see the limitless opportunity we have as nurses. The freedom and excitement of my new career is something that I never could have imagined, but I look forward to innovating and paving the way for others to do the same.”

Adrienne Hampton 2016

Adrienne Hampton Grad Alumni

Class of ’16

Master of Science in Nursing

“I can truly say that during my experience at South University I have only encountered positive, encouraging, intelligent, and professional staff who want their students to be successful. The online courses have been challenging but knowledge enhancing as well. I have learned discipline and have decreased my test anxiety through weekly quizzes, our midterms and final exams. Moreover, the Practicum experience has exceeded my expectations by allowing me to apply what I have read, researched, and studied into practice”

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Stephanie Brendel-Schicchi Grad Alumni

Class of ’15

Associate of Science in Allied Health Science

“By enrolling at South University, I was recognized as being promotable by having my Associates degree along with the goal of earning my Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences by 2016. With the Associates degree in hand, I went from an administrative assistant to a Quality Specialist. I wish I could have started college right out of high school, but it wasn’t in my life’s plan at that moment. Going back to school was a big decision and hard choice to make, but after enrolling I knew I couldn’t give up, because education is the most important aspect of my life right now.”

Scott Wood 2017

Scott Wood Grad Alumni

Class of ’17

Post Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

“The program was very demanding and required me to be proficient in the area of study before graduating, he says. “Also, the program mixed classroom learning with clinical experiences that reinforced the materials presented in a ‘real-world’ setting.””

Tonya Hampton 2013

Tonya Hampton Grad Alumni

Class of ’13

Bachelor of Business Adminstration

“I love being a leader. South University helped me reach my full potential in management skills. The faculty and staff always went out of their way to make sure that the University had a positive impact on its students.”

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