About Brescia University Online

Brescia University was born from the Mount Saint Joseph Junior College for Women, established in 1925. Co-ed extension courses led to the formation of a second campus in Owensboro, Kentucky. The two campuses consolidated to form Brescia University in 1950. Brescia University continues to expand and is proud to offer an alternative learning environment for distance learners through BUonline.

Brescia University believes all students who want to learn should be empowered to do so in a format that fits their individual needs. That’s why BUonline was developed to bring the classroom to you. Brescia University’s online programs offer the convenience, flexibility and affordability you need to move forward in your career with minimum disruption to your other life commitments.

Brescia University has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence. Our professors are accomplished in their fields and have the insight and experience necessary to help students transition from the classroom to the real world. With BUonline, students receive the same quality education online that they would have in a traditional classroom.


The majority of our online classes are offered in an accelerated eight-week format, enabling you to earn your degree quickly and efficiently. Your time is important to us; we know it’s important to you.


BUonline is an ideal option for busy professionals, students with familial obligations and non-traditional students from every walk of life. Online learning lets you take courses without interrupting your current obligations.

Quality Education

For 60 years, Brescia University has employed practiced professors who provide excellent academic instruction in a variety of fields and disciplines. BU graduates are respected, valuable members of their communities.


BUonline undergraduate tuition and online fee has been frozen until spring 2022. Our dedicated
financial aid staff is available to help you navigate the ins and outs of applying for and receiving aid.

Mission Statement

Brescia University is a Catholic liberal arts institution founded in the Ursuline tradition of personal and social transformation through education.

Directed to academic and moral excellence in a student-centered environment, Brescia offers undergraduate and graduate programs that serve students who seek success through rewarding careers and service to others.