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Study On Campus or through Distance Education?

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It's important to note that if you choose to study on the Knoxville campus, your first few classes may be in a physical, traditional classroom, but a majority of your classes will be online. Both on-campus and Distance Education offer the convenience of online classes, but our on-campus students enjoy the benefits of many aspects of face-to-face interaction with faculty and students, as well as Vol culture and events!

Our distance education students will take classes 100% online. Both options give you the same great education. Take a look at the benefits of each below and reach out with any questions regarding what would be the best fit for you. 

Campus Students

  • Face-to-face interaction with faculty, and students, as well as networking opportunities with IS professionals.
  • Access to campus facilities, resources and services such as student health services and recreation facilities.
  • Experience UT Volunteer on-campus culture, including sporting events, research forums, special lectures, athletic programs, sporting events, on-campus groups, and more!

Distance Education Students

  • Convenient and friendly to working professionals.
  • Continue your current employment if you prefer to continue to work while you study.
  • Pursue your degree without the financial burden of relocating. Stay in close proximity to your friends and family.
  • Many of the activities and events, including IS networking events, are also offered online through video and other technology tools.

Please take a moment to review Our Application Procedure section, and start the process today!

Begin the Application Process