Online Education

Your Degree Your Schedule

Online Education Your Way

Need flexibility to complete your degree?  An array of online degree and certificate programs supported by cutting-edge learning technologies are offered at IU South Bend.

The credits, transcript, and diploma earned through IU South Bend's online programs are identical to those received from any campus of Indiana University.

Online Classes at IU South Bend

As a student at IU South Bend you always have the option to take classes online. Hundreds of classes in disciplines ranging from business and health science to informatics are offered online every semester.

You can also choose hybrid classes—classes that have both an online and campus-based component.


IU South Bend strives to bring the highest-quality educational experience to our online students. Our instructors are trained in online teaching excellence, and strive to work with students to achieve their educational goals. Our courses and programs follow the guidelines and standards set forth by Quality Matters (TM) in course design, and our academic student support services are available to help students when they need it.  


Indiana University is committed to maintaining an inclusive and accessible learning experience for all its students. To promote accessibility in online environments, IU has adopted the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA. For more information or to receive accessibility help, please follow the "Accessibility Help" link located in the footer of this page or consult IU's full ADA policy.

Data Protection for Individuals Residing Outside of the United States

Personal data collected from individuals residing outside of the United States will be processed in the United States, which has not received a finding of "adequacy" under Article 45 of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In an effort to safeguard your personal data from misuse and external threats, Indiana University has established a Data Management Counsel and the Protect IU Initiative. You can learn more about how your data is collected, stored, and used by reviewing IU Online's Privacy Notice. For remaining concerns, please refer to Indiana University's Privacy Complaint Policy, and contact the appropriate official.

Quality of Online Programs

Indiana University closely follows the Interregional Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education Programs developed by the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC). IU strives to exemplify the Nine Hallmarks of Quality promulgated by these guidelines. Additionally, IU adheres to the Quality Matters framework for distance education and provides Quality Matters training and resources to its distance education instructors.