GAINESVILLE – The University of Florida will start offering five bachelor degrees completely online starting this January.
The Florida Board of Governors on Friday approved the business plan for UF Online to start in 2014.
Under a measure pushed by House Speaker Will Weatherford the state is providing $15 million in the first year to help the program.
The plan is to start with five majors – including criminology, business administration, sport management – and expand to 35 within five years. The school plans to add biology and psychology next summer.
UF Online by law cannot charge in-state students more than 75 percent of what it costs to attend UF’s main campus.
UF is already accepting applications for the first freshman class that will start next summer.