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Online Degree Pathway

  • Online Degree Pathway is one piece of your bachelor’s degree

    Your bachelor's degree consists of foundational credits (online degree pathway), program specific credits, and upper division credits


Build a base for your bachelor’s degree with Boise State’s Online Degree Pathway. The foundation credits earned with the Pathway are the first step in attaining your degree, prepping you for upper division and degree-specific classes. And the pathway is perfect for learners like you: Working adults with the career and personal goal of earning a college degree.

The Online Degree Pathway offers:

  • Handpicked online courses that give you a clear path for completing foundation degree requirements
  • Student success coaches and advisers who are there to help you every step of the way
  • Upon finishing, the ability to smoothly transition into an online bachelor’s degree completion program at Boise State

The Online Degree Pathway can be completed 100% online in either full- or part-time formats. The classes help you establish the critical skills you’ll need to excel in an academic program, and they have been purposefully designed and developed for online delivery using a set of quality standards.

Our curriculum emphasizes:

  • CRITICAL THINKING: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • PROBLEM SOLVING: Identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • COMMUNICATION: Expressing thoughts and ideas coherently through written or verbal channels

Tailored for post-traditional learners, the Pathway provides you with a flexible, convenient method for working toward a degree without pushing pause on the rest of your life.

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“Bachelor’s students can earn 66% more than high school graduates over a 40-year working life.”


We Bring the Blue to You

Boise State Online Degree Pathway students can be found across the nation. To view an interactive map, select the image or this link to the interactive map.

Google map of Boise State Online Degree Pathway students


Personal Student Support for all your Academic, Career, and Technical Needs

  • Tutoring, Workshops, and Writing Consultations

    academic supportThe Advising and Academic Support Center (AASC) provides academic support for students including online tutoring, academic coaching, and success workshops. The Boise State Writing Center provides online consultations for students who want feedback on their writing assignments.
  • Accessible course content and services

    educational accessWe design all our courses to meet current accessibility standards. However, if you need an additional accommodation to fully participate in online courses or programs at Boise State University, the Educational Access Center is here to support you. You can request services online and an Educational Access Specialist will work with you and your program to provide the necessary support for you to be successful.
  • Career Planning and Job Search

    career centerThe Career Center is your resource for applying for an internship, planning for your career, searching for a job, or preparing for graduate school. You can even schedule an appointment to speak with a Career Counselor. To learn more, visit the Virtual Career Center.
  • Research, Citations, Tutorials, Inter-library Loan

    library servicesThe Albertsons Library at Boise State is a wealth of knowledge and resources you can use throughout your academic career. You will find resources to aid in your research, properly cite your sources, how-to videos, and a variety of tools you can access from a distance.
  • myBoiseState, Google Apps, Blackboard, Passwords

    tech supportThe Office of Information Technology at Boise State provides support for a variety of systems including myBoiseState, Google Apps, and Blackboard. Students can also download software like Microsoft Office, review online tutorials, and contact tech support. For more details see OIT Services for Students.

  • Proctored exams from a distance

    proctored examsSome programs and courses may require one or more proctored exams. Proctoring promotes academic fairness and ensures both the integrity and credibility of online courses and programs. The Testing Center can assist in locating and scheduling a proctored exam with an approved proctor.
  • GI Bill, Academic Services, Support

    veteran servicesIf you are an active, transitioning, or veteran member of the military, the staff in Veteran Services are here to serve you. Veteran Services is your source for information and procedures relevant to all education benefits provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Let us help you take that next step!

Boise State Online – #WeBringTheBLUEToYOU!
(208) 426-5921


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