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Upper Iowa University recognizes that individuals working in the corrections field often work long hours or shift schedules to meet the demanding needs of their work environment.

This may leave you wondering if higher education is even possible while working in the corrections field, but your educational dreams can be achieved with the flexible programs and schedules offered by Upper Iowa University.

Program Options

8-Week Online

 The UIU Difference

We are a recognized pioneer in online, meaning that students can receive the same high-quality education they would get from a UIU classroom in the comfort of their own home, office, or anywhere with an internet connection. Our caring and supportive faculty and staff work closely with you to foster student success.

  • 8-week classes and an accelerated, 6-week summer session offer you year-round access to the courses you need.
  • Multiple undergraduate majors and graduate programs available, Check out our Program Finder. Program Finder – Upper Iowa University (uiu.edu)
  • Students can take 2 courses (Two At a Time Option – Upper Iowa University (uiu.edu) at a time.
  • Transfer up to 45 college credit towards an associate degree and 90 college credits toward a bachelor degree from other colleges. Ask about qualifying for experiential credits.Learn More about transferring to UIU. Transfer Student Process & Admissions | Upper Iowa University (uiu.edu)
  • UIU partners with many employers, which often helps our students save money on their education. Check out more about CAP Agreements. https://uiu.edu/admissions/corporate-advantage-partnerships-cap
  • Dedicated advisor to help with your academic plan and advise you on financial aid.

For more information and see course schedules please visit Online Learning – Upper Iowa University (uiu.edu)

6-Month Self-Paced via Web Program

Upper Iowa University has been offering self-paced programs for almost 50 years.

Our 6-month self-paced via Web format offers a unique opportunity to individuals who need more flexibility and time to complete their course work. Our 6-month self-paced degree program format is a great fit for those who wish to continue with their college education while working a demanding schedule.

We have a very liberal transfer policy for those who have taken college credits from an accredited college or have ACE (American College on Education) recommended college credit from their military Joint Service Transcript (JST). Upper Iowa University also accepts police academy training credits and offers a credit through our experiential learning portfolio option.

Advantages of the Self-Paced via Web program:

  • Allows you to learn in new ways
  • Makes learning available to those who cannot attend a traditional class
  • Flexibility to work at your own pace on coursework

Web-based Program:

  • Computer and internet access are required
  • Assignments and exams are completed through our web-based classroom
  • One to one environment allowing you to work at your own pace

Available programs:

  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts (general studies)
  • Associate of Arts in General Business
  • Associate of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice* (coming 2022)
  • Bachelors of Science in Business Administration- General Business
  • Bachelors of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelors of Science in Public Administration* (Coming in 2022)
  • Bachelors of Science in Social Science

6-Month Self-Paced via Mail

Upper Iowa University’s 6-month self-paced via Mail format offers a unique opportunity to individuals need more flexibility in course work and do not have internet or computer access. Our program allows students anywhere world-wide to achieve a degree regardless of their work schedules.

We have a very liberal transfer policy for those who have taken college credits from an accredited college or have ACE (American College on Education) recommended college credit from their military Joint Service Transcript (JST). Upper Iowa University also accepts police academy training credits and offers a credit through our experiential learning portfolio option.

Advantages of the Self-Paced via Mail program:

  • Allows you to learn in new ways
  • Makes learning available to those who cannot attend a traditional class
  • Flexibility to work at your own pace on coursework

Paper-based Differences:

  • Does not require a computer
  • Assignments submitted to instructor by mail or email
  • Exams are conducted through use of a proctor

Available programs:

  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts (general studies)
  • Associate of Arts in General Business
  • Associate of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice* (coming 2022)
  • Bachelors of Science in Business Administration- General Business
  • Bachelors of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelors of Science in Public Administration* (Coming in 2022)
  • Bachelors of Science in Social Science

Steps to Get Started

Four easy steps towards your future:

  1. Apply to Upper Iowa University in minutes.
  2. Submit all official transcripts from previous school(s) and an official JST if you are prior military to be accepted to UIU and receive your official degree plan/advising worksheet.
  3. Explore your financial aid options to help pay for your classes
  1. Discuss course options with your Academic Advisor and register for courses.

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