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Distance Learning / Online Learning at Southern

Welcome to Distance Learning at Southern Connecticut State University!

You can take individual courses in departments such as business administration, computer science, education, business management and management information systems, nursing, psychology, political science, school health, social work, sociology, and theatre.

You can also earn a Master of Library Science degree completely online.

Visit the links on this page for more information about how distance learning works at Southern.

New To Distance Education? 

If you have never taken an online course before, the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CDLC) has some helpful tips for you.

Find An Online Course 

Go to

Click on "Search the Current Course Schedule."

Select a term (e.g., Fall 2010) from the dropdown menu, and click "submit."

In the box marked "Subject Code," enter a percentage sign (%).

Next to "Session," choose "Online CSU" from the dropdown menu.

Click "Class Search."

You will be given a list of all online courses in the term you chose.

How to Register for a Class 

Visit the Registrar's Office site for a step-by-step explanation of how to register for a course.

Tuition and Fees 

For information on tuition and fees for online courses, visit the Student Accounts Office and scroll down to see the section labeled "CSU Online Students."

For information on the New England Regional Discount, visit the Student Accounts Office.

Hoot Loot Card 

The SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card is your primary university identification card, mandatory for all students, staff and faculty. Online students can send an email to to request a non-photo SCSU Online Student ID card. Include your ID number and permanent mailing address in your request. Your ID will be mailed following verification of your enrollment in an online study program.

For information about student discounts you can enjoy when you use your Hoot Loot card, visit the Card Office site.

Buley Library's services for distance students

Buley Library now has over 30,000 journal title available online, over 400 electronic reference books, and over 600 monograph ebooks