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Online Degree Pathway

Build a base for your bachelor’s degree with Boise State’s Online Degree Pathway. The foundation credits earned with the Pathway are the first step in obtaining your degree, preparing you for upper-division and degree-specific classes. The Pathway is perfect for learners like you: Working adults with the goal of earning a college degree.

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Online Degree Pathway Program At A Glance

What Can You Do With The Online Degree Pathway?

The Online Degree Pathway helps you earn your degree foundation credits and can be completed 100% online in either full- or part-time formats. The classes help you establish the critical skills you’ll need to excel in an academic program. Each course has been purposefully designed and developed for online delivery using a set of quality standards.

The Pathway provides you with a flexible, convenient method for working toward a degree without pushing pause on the rest of your life.

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How Much Does This Program Cost?

Your total costs at Boise State may vary depending on your previous credits. The following is an outline of the Online Degree Pathway costs for a sample student.

Boise State Undergraduate Admissions Application Fee$50
Courses (most classes are 3 credits)$350/credit
Books (estimate)$150/course
To earn a degree from Boise State University, students must complete 120 credits; 43-46 credits are typically foundation courses like those completed in the ODP

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What Classes Will I Take?

The below Online Degree Pathway requirements show the University Foundation courses required for the Pathway, which also count towards a bachelor’s degree at Boise State. You will work with your Pathway advisor to determine which foundation classes best fit with your intended degree, and what lower-division coursework can be completed online. Some of these foundation courses may be met through transfer coursework.

ContentCourseCredit Hours
Foundations of Writing
ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I3
ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II3
University Foundations
UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
Foundation Discipline Courses
Foundations of Mathematics (FM)3-4
Natural, Physical & Applied Sciences course with lab (FN)4
Natural, Physical & Applied Sciences course in a second field (FN)3-4
Foundations of Arts (FA)3
Foundations of Humanities (FH)3-4
Foundations of Social Sciences (FS)3
Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second field (FS)3
Lower-division degree requirements (some of these may be completed with Pathway program classes)43-46
Upper-division degree requirements (these will be completed in the final two years of your bachelor's degree)40

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Need More Information?

We’re here to help! From deciding if an online degree is right for you to figuring out what credits transfer from previous schools, talking to a Student Success Coach is the best place to start.

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Once you’ve completed your program orientation, you’ll be assigned a Student Success Advisor. Academic Advising is a partnership between you and your advisor. Together you will discuss and develop a plan for your degree.

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Boise State Online Degree Pathway students can be found across the nation. Learn more on the interactive map below, or visit the Google map.

Online Degree Pathway Students - Spring 2021

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