Available online degree programs vary significantly by degree level, subject and by college, but some examples of these programs are an online B.A. in humanities and an online M.A. in criminal justice. Other examples are a B.S. in psychology and an M.B.A. in leadership.
An online B.A. in humanities is often an interdisciplinary program, meaning that students take courses in a wide variety of academic areas. General course topics in the curriculum may include history, art, literature, philosophy and music. In some interdisciplinary online programs, students choose a concentration or area of specialized study. These areas may include topics such as anthropology, comparative ethnic studies or women's studies.
Another online degree, an M.A. in criminal justice, is an example of a program typically designed for working professionals. Students in these programs use skills learned from classwork to improve performance at work and advance in a career. Coursework topics in the criminal justice curriculum may include administration of criminal justice, criminal psychology, criminological theory, terrorism and hate crimes.
A benefit of online programs is that many provide 24-hour access to assignments and course chat boards. This access allows working professionals to complete study and assignments at a time that is convenient to them.