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 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 are 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. For more information, please visit the Penn Course Guide during fall and spring sessions and Penn Summer Programs for summer sessions.

Academic subjects offered via online courses include:

  • Anthropology
  • Biological Basis of Behavior (BIBB)
  • Classical Studies
  • Cinema Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • East Asian Language and Culture (EALC)
  • Environmental Science
  • Folk Studies
  • Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
  • History
  • Math
  • Music
  • Organizational Dynamics (DYNM)
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies

Additionally, online courses in six languages are regularly offered at Penn including:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Italian
  • German
  • ASL for Medical Professionals (LING)

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.