Course Formats

  • Hybrid” or “blended” courses combine classroom time (in Harrisonburg, Virginia; Lancaster, Pennsylvania or other sites) and online components.
  • Synchronous” courses are synchronized; students log in at the same time for live interaction around classroom content. Follow up and preparation assignments happen independently.
  • Asynchronous” courses are completed by students in an online community with weekly interaction between students and professors that occurs without live interaction around classroom content.

Online and Distance Learning

EMU offers a wide variety of courses that are available from a distance… take a course everywhere or anywhere!

Course Offerings

Undergraduate general education courses
General education courses are available to anyone — currently enrolled, incoming student, or high school early enrollment — seeking to complete undergraduate general education requirements. Course offerings are varied and creative.

Sample titles:
Theatre & JusticeCourse Preview Video
Food and PopulationCourse Preview Video
Ecology of Science FictionCourse Preview Video
Appreciating Music MakingCourse Preview Video
World ReligionsCourse Preview Video

Online RN to B.S. in Nursing
Our RN to bachelor of science in nursing program is designed to connect your values with your call to the nursing profession. Here you will find a nursing education like no other.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary
Available for those currently enrolled as a seminary student or simply to explore your call. Audit options are also available.

Available to those who want to earn credit toward an MBA or certificate, or simply explore the program. These classes are part of EMU’s MBA program which meets as a cohort weekly on campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Collaborative MBA
For those enrolled in or interested in this program that features online and on site MBA studies focused on sustainability and serving the common good. The program is a collaborative effort with three other universities.

Master of science in nursing
Exclusively online and an excellent option for those who want to build their nursing leadership skills while continuing their current employment.