Online Degree FAQ
Feel free to stop by the Criminology Department on campus or call/email any of our faculty if you have specific questions regarding the program. If you have questions regarding taking classes online, the contact information for Distance Education as well as eCore support are listed below.
UWG Online (Distance Education):
- Call: 678-839-6248 (M-F 8am-5pm) or 1-855-933-UWGO (8946) (M-F 8am-5pm)
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 678-839-5300
- Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
- E-mail: email@example.com
Students admitted to UWG’s online programs learn the same material and benefit from the same rigorous and high-quality learning experiences as campus-based students and they enjoy frequent interactions with the instructor and other classmates. The Department of Criminology maintains its commitment to supporting its students and will work to insure that each student gets the attention they need. Though you may never see or meet your online instructor, instead of being limited to asking questions during class or office hours, students have direct access to instructors via email, message boards, or by phone.
Online courses often require at least as much, if not more, time and commitment than traditional courses. They often require far more reading, as much of the information is text based. With the increased freedom and flexibility comes responsibility. Without the structure of regular class meetings, it will be up to you to stay motivated, pace yourself, and keep up with assignments.
Successful online students are also not afraid to pro-actively seek solutions to technical or logistical challenges or speak up and ask for assistance when needed.
In some cases, proctored exams may be required but will be made available at a site convenient to where you live.
Online courses can be a good choice for those who need flexibility, those who work best when given time to review content and post thoughtful responses to questions posed, and those who are self-disciplined.
Make sure to look at the online Academic Calendar to make note of all of the important dates. The Academic Calendar has the important dates regarding registration, add/drop, and withdrawal from classes.
Please note that the deadlines for eCore classes will be slightly different from the UWG Academic Calendar. Make sure to check out the eCore/eMajor calendars for their dates.