StraighterLine Launches 2 New Online College Physics Courses, Expands Curriculum to 38 Courses

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New General Physics courses receive full recommendation from ACE Credit and rounds out StraighterLine's science department with all of the most common introductory college science requirements now available online.

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"With the addition of Physics, StraighterLine rounds out the most common introductory science requirements,” says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine. “It’s an affordable and low-risk way for prospective STEM students to get started on college”.

StraighterLine ( announced today the launch of two new college Physics courses, bringing the total number of online college courses offered by the online education provider to thirty-eight. These courses, like the thirty-six before them, have received full recommendation from the American Council on Education’s Credit Recommendation service. Equally important, all StraighterLine courses exceed industry standards for identity verification.

The new courses are General Physics I and General Physics I with a lab component. These two additional courses bring the total number of general college science courses to 14 and are part of the largest department at StraighterLine. Students can now choose from a variety of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmacology, Psychology and Medical Terminology courses to complete their college’s science requirements and or degree prerequisites like pre-med.

These courses provide additional options to students who are looking to complete their core curriculum courses on their own schedule. Both are being offered under StraighterLine’s standard pricing plans and can be started the same day a student enrolls.

With greater course variety, students have the opportunity to save even more on their college education. StraighterLine’s extremely flexible and affordable online college courses allow students to save up to 90% on their first year of college and help ease the burden of balancing a busy lifestyle while earning a college degree. Course credits transfer to StraighterLine’s partner colleges and universities or through the ACE Credit service.

According to a recent survey of students comparing StraighterLine courses to online courses from a typical college or university, StraighterLine’s courses have been found to offer equal academic rigor but with more affordability, convenience and student satisfaction. Students earn real college credit and see StraighterLine courses help them complete a degree.

Currently, StraighterLine offers thirty-eight entry-level college courses online including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I and II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with lab, English Comp I and II, Accounting I and II, Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, each with a lab option, Medical Terminology, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Nutrition, Introduction to Sociology, Western Civilization I, Personal Finance, United States History I, Pharmacology I and II, Student Success, General Physics I, General Physics I with lab and two developmental courses.

StraighterLine partner colleges and universities include the following institutions:

    Albany State University
    American College of Dubai
    American InterContinental University
    Ashford University
    Assumption College
    Capella University
    Charter Oak State College
    Colorado State University-Global Campus
    DeVry University
    Excelsior College
    Florida Gateway College
    Granite State College
    Jefferson Community and Technical College
    Kaplan University
    LaSalle University
    Nazarene Bible College
    New England College of Business
    Potomac College
    Thomas Edison State College
    Thompson Rivers University
    University of the Incarnate Word
    University of Phoenix
    Western Governors University
    WGU Indiana
    WGU Texas
    WGU Washington

    “With the addition of Physics, StraighterLine rounds out the most common introductory science requirements,” says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine. “It’s an affordable and low-risk way for prospective STEM students to get started on college”.

About StraighterLine

StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.”

In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine.

StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 250 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit.

Currently, StraighterLine offers 38 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business.

For information, visit or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).


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