GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF Online, the University of Florida’s online bachelor’s degree program, announces a new partnership with Amazon for its Florida, Georgia, and Alabama workforce. Effective for fall applicants to UF Online, qualifying Amazon team members are now eligible via the Amazon Career Choice to have their UF tuition and fees directly covered by their employer as they earn one of 25 UF bachelor’s degrees via UF Online.
Recently ranked the No. 1 online bachelor’s degree program in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report, UF Online strives to increase Floridians’ access to the University of Florida through new partnerships. This year, UF launched the UF Online Gator Pathways program, which is designed to welcome students across life stages and geography to earn their UF bachelor’s via UF Online. This partnership with Amazon is another aspect of Gator Pathways, whereby UF Online partners with employers to remove barriers for their workforce to earn their UF degree while meeting the same admissions standards as all UF applicants.
We’re thrilled to welcome Amazon into Gator Pathways, our program that combines the power of the University of Florida with the flexibility and affordability our modern college students deserve. Plus, with UF Online’s low tuition and fees, Amazon workers can maximize the value of their Career Choice Program benefits. Amazon is leading the way in defraying the full costs of college, and we can’t wait to see the results they can achieve.Dr. Evangeline Tsibris Cummings
Assistant Provost and Director of UF Online
We’re looking forward to the University of Florida coming on board as an education partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of best-in-class offerings available to our employees. We’re committed to empowering our employees by providing them access to the education and training they need to grow their careers, whether that’s with us or elsewhere.Tammy Thiemann
Global Program Lead of Amazon’s Career Choice program
Amazon employees working in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama can now have UF Online’s world-class education delivered right to their doorsteps. With over 25 bachelor’s degrees to choose from, employees can advance their education and career opportunities in the field of their choosing. Our flexible online courses are specifically designed by knowledgeable faculty and instructional designers to optimize the online learning environment for students through active engagement with professors and peers. The UF Online Plaza grants exclusive access to our community hub and mobile app where students can join interest groups and connect with their classmates, faculty, advisors, and staff. UF Online students also benefit from a personal academic advisor who provides individual support to help them build and manage their course schedules, making it easier for current employees to balance work and class.
First launched in 2012, Amazon’s Career Choice program is currently available to employees in 14 countries. Over 50,000 Amazon employees have benefited from the Career Choice program to advance their education and careers, with minority groups making up more than half of all participating employees. Globally, the most popular fields of study among Career Choice participants include healthcare, transportation, and information technology.
Interested workers can apply to UF Online’s fall semester by May 2nd. Amazon invites workers to learn more about Career Choice at www.amazoncareerchoice.com.