By now you probably have heard the news: the University of Arizona is going to open a campus online.
The school says the online courses, which began as a pilot program in 2014, will begin with online learning at the end of the fall semester.
In addition to the coursework, students will have access to a library, an on-campus library and other resources.
The Arizona Times reports that the program will be the first of its kind in the nation.
In the meantime, the university says it will begin enrolling students in the new online degree program in December, and will continue to offer online degree programs through the fall.
There are already a number of online programs available for some students, but the Arizona Times notes that the new one is much more expansive, with courses available for those who wish to continue on in the program.
There will also be an option for those with disabilities to complete their degree online.
For students who can’t afford to attend a traditional college, the online education is the next logical step, says Adam Vella, the associate dean for undergraduate education.
The program will provide the option to complete an online degree, he says.
The new online program is not the first online course offered at the Arizona State University campus.
Last year, the school announced that it would start offering a full online degree in 2019.