Courses for Undergraduate and Graduate Credit:
A selection of undergraduate for-credit courses are available throughout the school year. For a listing of online for-credit courses available to Rice students, please visit our courses page.
By applying to be a Visiting Owl, non-Rice students can take Rice courses for credit in the Summer Semester. Visiting high school students are permitted to apply for and register for online courses for credit during Rice’s Summer Semester upon approval of their application and course request(s). Visit the Visiting Owls site for more information, and browse available courses in the summer course catalog.
Non-Credit Courses for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning:
For a complete list of online courses available, please visit our courses page. Many of our courses are part of a multi-course specialization, culminating in a capstone project or experience. If you are a current Rice student interested in taking a non-credit course, visit our Coursera for Rice page to learn how you can access these course for free.
If you are new to online learning, check out the video below for some tips to consider before taking your first online course.
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- How do I register for a Rice online for-credit course?
Each student must apply and be accepted as a Rice student or visiting student. Additional information and enrollment instructions are available on each course page.
- How do I register for a Rice online professional development or lifelong learning course?
Additional information and enrollment instructions are available on each course page.
- What is a “Self-paced” course?
“Self-paced” or “on-demand” courses allow you to finish the course according to your own schedule and timeline.
- What is an "Archived" course?
An archived course means that the content is still accessible, and a certificate may be available, but the course is not monitored by a course team.