The department of Online & Special Programs administers distance education at the University of Houston. UH has been a leader in distance education since 1953 when the school-sponsored television station broadcast educational programming. Today the school offers a wide variety of programs in multiple fields through current technology. Online bachelor’s degree programs available include nursing, psychology and retailing and consumer sciences. Graduate degree programs offered online include civil engineering, construction management, curriculum and instruction in multiple specialties, electrical engineering – power and energy systems, foresight, higher education, hospitality management, management and leadership, mathematics, mechanical engineering, nutrition, nursing – administration, petroleum engineering, social work, special populations special education and gifted & talented and subsea engineering. In addition to online availability to traditional student support and resources, the department offers a robust “tips for online success” webpage with articles and links to enhance the remote learning experience.