The University of Bridgeport is a private, independent, nonsectarian institution of higher education with a tradition of excellence and a long history in online education. The University launched its first online program over two decades ago in 1997 -the Master of Science in Human Nutrition. Since that time, the University has continued to add programs to its online offerings and worked to strengthen the support and overall quality of each online course. UB Online’s mission is to promote “excellence in online learning at the University of Bridgeport by supporting online students and faculty, and assisting in overall program development.” Instructional design is combined with student advising in order to create a personalized and supportive learning environment. Programs ranging from undergraduate to graduate degrees are offered, including programs in the fields of Nursing, Psychology, Professional Studies, Business, Health, Education, and more.