Distance Education is a way of helping a student to pursue a course of study that is different from the traditional classroom situation. He/she can learn without having to meet a teacher on a regular basis.

With Distance Education, the teacher and the learner are apart for most of the time. Learning takes place and mainly through the use of specially prepared texts or self-instructional material, and via the Internet (On Line).

The University of Guyana, through the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education now offers an opportunity to increase and improve knowledge and skills by using the distance mode of learning.

Currently the Institute has oversight for the following Online Degrees located under the Office of the Vice Chancellor.

BSocSc Criminology and Psychology

BSc Environmental Management and Technology

BSc Computing and Information Technology

BSc Mathematics

Admission criteria for any of the Degrees above are five subjects at the CSEC with Grades I to III inclusive of English and Mathematics (Before 1998 – Grades I - II, from 1998 – Grades I – III).