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Online Bachelor’s Completion Programs

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Transfer friendly; 24 credits required

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Find a Degree That Fits Your Goals at East Carolina University Online

At East Carolina University Online, the ECU spirit doesn’t just resonate—it invites you in, welcoming you to a community that values both innovation and tradition. As part of a respected state institution, you’re stepping into a legacy of leadership in online education that’s recognized and trusted by employers and the community at large.

When you join our community, your success is more than a goal—it’s our steadfast commitment. Devoted faculty and supportive staff are with you every step of the way to ensure that you not only meet academic milestones but grow personally. Courses are crafted with you in mind, offering the flexibility and accessibility you need to balance your education with life’s many demands. And everything we do is focused on your career so you can advance with confidence.

We’re known for producing career-ready professionals who make a real difference, and you’re invited to be our next success story. Are you ready to take your place in the ECU community and change your life? It’s time to join us.

Our Online Programs

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BA in Psychology

Gain insight into human behavior and mental processes for application in fields such as business, communication, mental health services, nonprofit work, and more.

BA in Psychology

Earning a psychology degree provides you with a multidisciplinary skill set that can be used in a variety of industries, including business, mental health services, and government.

During your time in the online psychology program at ECU, you’ll cover real-world topics such as:

  • Behavioral science and research design
  • Interpreting data in decision-making
  • Operating effectively in an organization
  • Managing high-stress situations
  • Information processing and memory
  • Professionalism and communication
  • Critical thinking and cooperation
  • Human behavior and the social environment
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BS in Criminal Justice

Learn the foundations of the industry as well as key emerging topics such as crime analysis, ethics in criminal justice, and hate crimes.

BS in Criminal Justice

The online criminal justice program prepares students for a dynamic career in one of the nation’s most important fields. This comprehensive program is designed for working professionals in areas such as law enforcement, corrections, forensics, and law who want to advance their careers. The curriculum offers in-depth study and practical skills in key areas of criminal justice:

The curriculum offers in-depth study and practical skills in key areas of criminal justice:

  • Criminology and criminal justice theories
  • Law enforcement practices
  • Corrections and rehabilitation
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Forensic science and criminal investigation
  • Ethics in criminal justice
  • Research methods in criminal justice
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BS in Information & Cybersecurity Technology (ICT)

Focus on the necessary technical and professional skills to be industry-ready in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity.

BS in Information & Cybersecurity Technology (ICT)

Cybersecurity risks are some of the most pressing threats facing public and private institutions, requiring highly trained experts to protect sensitive information. ECU’s online ICT program offers a Cybersecurity concentration to help you specialize in this high-demand field. Upon graduation from the program, you’ll have gained career-focused skills and the preparation to sit for key certifications, such as Red Hat, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), CompTIA Security+, and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

During your time in the program, you’ll gain career-focused skills in areas such as:

  • Network fundamentals
  • Enterprise information security
  • Ethical hacking and penetration testing
  • Computer networking technology
  • Digital communication systems
  • Cloud fundamentals
  • Cyberinfrastructure security management
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BS in Multidisciplinary Studies: Security Studies

Learn to evaluate both human-made and natural disaster threats to develop responses that protect communities.

BS in Multidisciplinary Studies: Security Studies

The world faces all types of threats—from terrorist attacks to natural disasters—and it’s up to security professionals to help make communities more resilient and responsive to challenges.

During your time in the online security studies program at ECU, you’ll learn to protect what matters most through studying areas such as:

  • Conflict management
  • U.S. foreign policy
  • National security policy
  • Research design in political science
  • International relations
  • Criminal justice
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“I fully encourage anyone who might be considering distance education, to give East Carolina University serious consideration. Living at home and taking classes online meant that I had much more flexibility in my schedule and the ability to work full time without sacrificing my education. As a result, I was able to graduate on schedule, without any debt, and with a useful degree.”
— Mariah James, ECU Online Graduate

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Exceptional Online Education

ECU is proud to offer incredible online experiences for students, and we’ve been recognized for it. Newsweek recently ranked ECU as the best online educator in North Carolina and one of the top 10 online educators in the entire country. Our flexible and accessible online learning platform allows you to earn your degree from wherever you want, whenever you want. Our online degree completion programs require a minimum of 24 hours of transferable credit for admission.


Student-Centric Education

We understand that on-campus learning doesn’t work for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice a robust student experience. That’s why our programs are immersive, accessible, and tailored for those with determination.

Why Choose ECU?

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Our focus on individualized attention, student support, and career services ensures that you leave not only with academic proficiency but the tools for career advancement.

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ECU is more than a university—it’s a community. Even as an online student, you’ll benefit from a powerful network of peers and faculty who truly care about your success.

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While our roots are deep in North Carolina, our reputation extends far and wide. ECU’s stamp on your degree signifies quality and commitment, no matter where your career takes you.

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About ECU

ECU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) and was the first university in North Carolina to offer online degrees. We’ve continued to enhance the online experience ever since. As an established institution in North Carolina, we pride ourselves on offering a student-first, community-centric experience that empowers graduates to complete their online degrees from a reputable institution that employers recognize.

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