Earn your degree in Surprise, Arizona
At Ottawa University in Surprise, Arizona, you can reach your potential and earn the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree it takes to get ahead. Our Surprise location is integrated into the Communiversity, a partnership of higher education institutions offering degrees and certificates hosted by Rio Salado College.
The flexibility you need
We understand the challenges and limitations adult learners face. Whether you pursue one of our on-campus or online degree programs in Surprise, Arizona, you’ll receive unparalleled support from staff and faculty members, including an academic advisor and a personal success coach.
Programs for all learners
Our list of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees includes programs in fields like Business, Communication, Education, Human Services, Psychology, and more. Plus, if you’re interested in an education degree, our Surprise location is the only Ottawa University location that offers an Early Childhood Education/EC Special Education dual-certification program.
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Ottawa University's online courses are taught via the Blackboard learning management system, which provides an easy to use virtual classroom space, low student to faculty ratios and dynamic discussion and connections with your professor and classmates. Plus, your professor is always accessible when you have a question. Courses typically feature a variety of assignments and discussions. Each course lasts eight weeks and is entirely online – no outside study groups required. You can view our sample syllabi to see the concepts and workload involved in each course.
We invite you to sample a class now as our guest and experience an Ottawa University online course first-hand.
Please feel free to try out all aspects of the virtual classroom. Get a feel for posting on the discussion board or sending the professor an email message. The course is not "live," so there’s no pressure! This is your time to get comfortable with online courses. However, our professor is on duty and will respond to your email message within 24 hours.