Online Studies

Goal of the Online Studies Department

To provide our online students with interactive educational online experiences that are engaging and stimulating for strong learning.

About our Online Programs

The online studies department offers online learning options in associate's, bachelor's, and master's programs. Students may complete degrees completely online or with hybrid classes that combine online and on-campus instruction. Online courses offer a similar level of interactivity and engagement received in a traditional classroom setting but at times that are more convenient for students. The online studies department staff collaborate with the Center of Teaching Excellence (CTE) to deliver professional development enabling faculty to work effectively in online environments.

The online studies program maximizes student access to courses through the use of a web-based delivery system. Students enrolling in online studies programs in the summer of 2017 will begin using a new version of the learning management system, Blackboard Learn SaaS, for delivery of all courses and services. This version is the same Blackboard Learn but delivered with cloud computing technology. Students will be pleased with the Mobile Learn app (Bbstudent), for iOS and Android that enables them to access much of the Blackboard Learn content from their mobile devices. The new Blackboard version also has a different Ultra navigation interface; however, the actual course content maintains the format familiar to returning students and faculty. 

Online Studies System Requirements

Students enrolling in online studies programs use Blackboard for delivery of all courses and services. Online students complete an extensive online orientation course prior to starting their first online course.

System Requirements

In order for students to successfully access Blackboard from their home computers, they should have access to Microsoft Office 2010 or higher and will need the following:

  1. Operating Systems: (Any of the following): Windows 7, or 8.1; Mac OSX 10.5 or 10.6
  2. Browsers (Any of following): , Firefox 31, 32, Chrome 37, and Safari 6, 7, and 8. Must have Java 7 and JavaScript & Cookies must be enabled.
  3. Media plugins: Free Adobe Flash, Acrobat Reader.
  4. Additional Items: Certain courses require students to record themselves using a form of video and audio. The Center for Teaching Excellence offers a self-paced orientation link for students taking online courses. Extensive help for students will be updated on the online studies site on the Goodwin website.

Online Programs of Study 

Master Degree program offered 100% online:


Bachelor degree programs offered 100% online:

Management and Leadership


Bachelor degree programs offered 50% online:

Business Administration

Child Study

Environmental Studies

Health Science

Human Services

Manufacturing Management

Public Safety and Security

Associate Degree programs offered 50% online:

Business Administration

Criminal Justice

Early Childhood Education

Environmental Studies

Family Studies

General Studies

Health Science


Homeland Security

Medical Assisting

Quality Management Systems

Supply Chain and Logistics Management

NOTE: Phlebotomy and Laboratory Services is not available online. 

A self-paced, web-based student orientation course is available online by clicking on the "Student Orientation" link: