Learning Opportunities

Credit Courses

Online Learning works with faculty and departments across the School of Arts & Sciences and throughout the University to create and support fully online and hybrid credit courses offered in the academic year and during summer sessions. Undergraduate and graduate courses blend synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences—which can include required weekly videoconferencing sessions with students and instructors (synchronous activity), and activity, assignments, assessment and collaboration in Canvas as well as other platforms (asynchronous activity). Online and hybrid for-credit courses are taught by Penn faculty and instructors and offer rich, rigorous, and interactive learning experiences.

Visiting students, or students not currently affiliated with a Penn school or program, are welcome to register for online courses during fall, spring, and summer sessions.

Online courses offered by The College of Arts and Sciences include these academic subjects:

  • Anthropology
  • Biological Basis of Behavior (BIBB)
  • Cinema Studies
  • Comparative Literature and Literary Theory (COML)
  • Economics
  • English
  • East Asian Language and Culture (EALC)
  • Folklore
  • Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
  • History
  • Languages
    • Arabic
    • Chinese
    • Korean
    • Italian
    • German
    • Latin
    • ASL for Medical Professionals (LING)
  • Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS)
  • Math
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies

Online and hybrid courses offered by the College of Liberal and Professional Studies include these academic subjects:

  • Organizational Dynamics (DYNM)
  • Government Administration (GAFL)
  • Classical Studies
  • Environmental Science

Online courses offered by Penn LPS Online include these academic subjects:

  • Applied Positive Psychology
  • Creative Writing
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Modern Middle Eastern Studies
  • Professional Writing
  • Organizational Anthropology

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Academic year courses are open to all undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students at the University of Pennsylvania. Students can register for online and hybrid courses via PennInTouch, as they would for any other course.