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The University's central location in northern Minnesota, plus the changing lifestyles of many people within the service region, have underscored the demand for expanded academic options. Looking beyond the confines of the physical campus setting, the Center for Extended Learning is designed to provide learning resources and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all of its constituents.
Offerings range from liberal education courses to innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs geared for students with employment or family commitments, or other obligations that restrict access to traditional campus-based programs. Students have the option to attend courses, workshops, and institutes; to study individually in their homes; or to enroll in courses offered for credit via interactive television or online.
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Extension courses include BSU curriculum courses and other offerings, such as workshops and conferences that do not take place on the BSU campus. For a semester listing of Extension offerings, contact the Center for Extended Learning. Extension credits are semester credits earned at off-campus locations and are considered Bemidji State University residence credits.
Guided/Self-Directed Study courses provide an opportunity for individuals to complete courses primarily through self-study. A variety of formats are used. Enrollment in these courses requires self-discipline and places significant responsibility on the learner. Guided/Self-Directed Study courses may be used to supplement other off-campus program offerings, acquire liberal education courses, or complete courses in Criminal Justice, Technological Studies, Psychology, and other program areas. These offerings are considered Bemidji State University residence credits.
Course offerings vary each semester. Please check with the Center for Extended Learning to confirm offerings.
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Online courses are designed to be offered on the Internet. Online courses are accessed through your Web browser, at the time and place of your choosing with occasional synchronous online discussions. At the instructor’s discretion, you may interact with the instructor and other students through online chat rooms, newsgroups, and email. Contact the Center for Extended Learning for a schedule of online course offerings.
The Arrowhead University Consortium is a group of colleges and universities committed to providing bachelor's and master's degrees on location to the communities of Northeast Minnesota. Degrees are available from Bemidji State University, the College of St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota Duluth, and other colleges and universities.
The Arrowhead University Consortium offers classes at area community and technical colleges and utilizes a combination of face-to-face instruction and Interactive Television and online technologies. For the convenience of our working students, classes are offered evenings and weekends.
Office located at:
Hibbing Community College
1515 East 25th Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
Mr. Leo Morgan, Director
Bemidji State University provides selected courses and programs via interactive television to multiple off-campus sites. Contact the Center for Extended Learning for schedules of course offerings.
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Summer programs at Bemidji State University provide many and varied opportunities for study, recreation, and personal enrichment. A wide range of courses are offered, and suitable programs are available for a variety of groups, including professionals working on licensure renewal, post-baccalaureate certification, or graduate degree programs. Offerings are available in a variety of formats, including workshops, institutes, clinics, and block courses taught on campus. In addition, summer term includes online courses, interactive television (ITV) courses, and guided/self-directed study courses for those unable to spend time in Bemidji.