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Online University Programs

Online University Experience

Saint Leo University is a pioneer in providing cutting-edge online university experiences. As one of the first universities in America to offer online degree programs that made a difference in student’s lives, Saint Leo is proud to continue leading and innovating the way online university programs are constructed and taught to educate our students.

Saint Leo’s online degree programs prepare you to take advantage of growing career opportunities in a variety of in-demand fields. Taught by accomplished faculty with real-world experience, Saint Leo courses are paired with a convenient online learning environment that is backed by years of experience in delivering virtual education content.

Expert support professionals are accessible when you need them most with the academic resources and student services to help you succeed.

Online University Catholic Education

At Saint Leo, our online degree programs are grounded in our 130-year plus tradition of academic excellence and guided by our Catholic core values. Saint Leo University is Florida’s first Catholic university, offering an online liberal arts-based education for people of all faiths.

Rooted in the 1,500-year-old Benedictine tradition, our university seeks balanced growth in mind, body and spirit for all members of our community. Saint Leo University offers a practical, effective model for life and leadership in a challenging world; a model based on a steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value and gifts of all people.

Gain relevant knowledge. Advance your career. Enhance your life in a changing, fast-paced world through online higher-education.

Online Degree Programs

Saint Leo University offers a suite of online degree programs that prepare our students for success upon graduation. We are proud to offer a robust selection of minors, majors and graduate degrees that help our students balance the requirements of life with their studies.

Online Degree Programs at Saint Leo University Include:

  • Arts & Sciences 
  • Business 
  • Creative Writing & English
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Education 
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Instructional Design
  • Psychology
  • Religion & Theology
  • Social Science
  • Social Work
Explore our online bachelor’s degree programs.


Degree Programs Built to Last

The professors who create and instruct your courses hold advanced degrees, devote themselves to the art of teaching, and invest in your development. We understand what is most effective in online learning, and are always finding new ways to help you reach your goals.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare you for high-demand careers in the 21st century job market—including business, accounting, criminal justice, and health care management. We inspire our students to think and grow with relevant coursework, clear, constructive feedback, and respect for the experiences you bring to the table.

A Well-Rounded Online University Education 

The world hires and rewards people who think. Our general education core makes you well rounded, and ready to think on your feet. Success requires a wide range of skills and knowledge, so fundamental courses in the arts, humanities, religion, and sciences complete the specialized training you receive in your major.

We not only inspire excellence in our students; we reward your accomplishments. Hardworking students are recognized through our Dean's List and membership in Delta Epsilon Sigma honor society, as well as on graduation day, when you walk across stage and receive your Saint Leo University diploma.

Earning Your Master’s Degree Online

In addition to pursuing an undergraduate degree at Saint Leo University, students can also choose from a wide range of online master’s degree programs. Find the program you are most passionate about and take your career to the next level with a master’s degree. Our goal is to create opportunities for students to earn their online degrees while effectively balancing the requirements of home and work life.

Is an Online Degree Different From a Traditional Degree? 

The only difference between an online degree and a traditional degree is that the online courses are completed remotely. The traditional degree is completed on campus. Upon graduation, our online students hold the same degree as our campus or traditional degree program students. 

Can You Receive Financial Aid For an Online Degree? 

Yes, you can get financial aid for an online degree. If you are enrolled in a distance or online program at a traditional, regionally accredited institution, you will be eligible for federal and state financial aid assistance. This includes all Federal Title IV programs like the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and the Federal Stafford Loan Program, among others. Learn more about financial aid and scholarships

Can You Earn a Bachelor’s Degree Online? 

Yes, you can earn a variety of bachelor’s degrees online. While enrolled in an online program at an accredited college or university, the bachelor’s degree you will earn online would be no different than the equivalent degree that is earned through an on-campus program.

Are Online Degree Programs and Courses Accredited? 

Online degree programs and courses are absolutely accredited so long as they are offered by an accredited institution. Saint Leo University, for example, is a regionally accredited university, and this standard applies to both its traditional and online degree programs in the same way. Visit our accreditations page for more information.

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