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UIU-Alexandria: Education Built for Life

From your hometown near Alexandria, earn your college degree from the renowned Upper Iowa University. UIU’s Alexandria regional education center offers you the chance for a top-notch education close to home.

First-time students, adults returning to school, and transfer students will all find an Education Built for Life—your life. UIU works closely with you to tailor an education program aimed at achieving your unique career goals.

Upcoming Start Dates

Session 6: July 8, 2024
Session 1: August 26, 2024
Session 2: October 21, 2024

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Academic Programs at UIU-Alexandria

The UIU-Alexandria center offers evening classes in a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs. Plus, blending your degree plan with online and self-paced courses widens the possibilities even further.

Select one of the UIU-Alexandria programs below to explore that area of study.

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*Master’s degrees are available online at this location.

Academic Support

Get the support you need for successful studies through tutoring or accommodations for a disability.

Shorter Sessions with Focused Schedule

UIU’s unique Two-at-a-Time course schedule helps you focus on your studies. As a full-time student, you only need to take two classes during each 8- or 6-week session, which helps you concentrate and excel. UIU gives you access to courses year-round, so you can complete your degree on your schedule.

View available Courses

2023-2024 Academic Year

Session 5 (05/13/2024 – 07/04/2024)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
COMM 200 Interpersonal Communication 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
ES 114 Conservation of Natural Resources 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
HSV 454 Issues/Ethics: Helping Professions PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
IS 102 Intro Computer Applications and Technology 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
SOC 220 Social Problems 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday

Session 6 (07/08/2024 – 08/15/2024)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 210 Management Principles 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
BA 374 Business Communication ENG 102 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
CJ 333 Criminology SOC 110 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
CJ 396 Community Corrections CJ 224 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
COMM 221 Intercultural Communication 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
ENG 290 The Movies 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
PA 445 Administrative Law 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
PS 230 State and Local Government 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
PSY 360 Abnormal Psychology PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday

2024-2025 Academic Year

Session 1 (08/26/2024 – 10/17/2024)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 460 Strategic Management Senior standing and within 9 credit hours of program completion. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
CJ 224 Introduction to Criminal Justice 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
CJ 362 Criminal Investigations CJ 224 or CHEM 102 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
COMM 105 Public Speaking 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
MATH 220 Elementary Statistics Pass (MATH 105 or above) or ((pass MATH 095 or ACT math score ≥ 19) and pass MATH 100) or ACT math score ≥ 24 or an alternative placement as approved by the math department or instructor approval 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
MKT 208 Marketing Principles 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PA 364 Public Administration 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
PSY 190 General Psychology 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
PSY 409 Psychology of Disaster PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday

Session 2 (10/21/2024 – 12/12/2024)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 302 Business Law and Ethics 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
BA 325 New Venture Creation MKT 208, BA 210 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
CJ 365 Introduction to Policing CJ 224 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
CJ 499 Special Project Senior Status 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
ECON 161 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 160 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
ES 117 Natural Disasters 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
HSV 454 Issues/Ethics: Helping Professions PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
IS 102 Intro Computer Applications and Technology 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
PA 371 Urban Management 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
PS 100 U. S. Government 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
PSY 445 Learning and Memory PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
SOC 240 Diversity in the United States 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday

Session 3 (01/06/2025 – 02/27/2025)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 210 Management Principles 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
BA 356 Quantitative Analysis/Bus II BA 256 or MATH 220 or instructor approval. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
CJ 367 Ethics in Criminal Justice CJ 224 or CHEM 102 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
CJ 423 Introduction to Terrorism CJ 224 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
ENG 101 English Composition I ACT (verbal portion) of at least 18 or the completion of ENG 100 or successful performance on challenge examination 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
MUS 100 Introduction to Music 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
PA 305 Grant Writing ENG 102 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PSY 321 Death and Dying ENG 101 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
PSY 338 Motivation PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday

Session 4 (03/10/2025 – 05/01/2025)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II ACCT 201 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 361 Human Resources Management BA 210 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
CJ 315 Juvenile Justice CJ 224 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
CJ 380 Introduction to Corrections CJ 224 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
ENG 102 English Composition II ENG 101 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
ENG 290 The Movies 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
MATH 105 College Mathematics/Applications Pass MATH 095 or ACT math score = 19 or an alternative placement mechanism as approved by the math department or instructor approval. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
PA 430 Cases in Public Administration PA 364 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PA 49801 Senior Project Public Admin ENG 102, And 30 or fewer credits remaining to be completed through Upper Iowa University 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
PSY 190 General Psychology 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PSY 302 Substance Abuse SOC 110 or PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
PSY 310 Social Psychology SOC 110 or PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday

Session 5 (05/12/2025 – 07/03/2025)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 423 Production/Operations Management BA 210, and BA 256 or MATH 220 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
CJ 224 Introduction to Criminal Justice 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
CJ 388 Comparative Study/Criminal Justice 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
COMM 105 Public Speaking 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
ES 161 Intro to Environmental Science 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
IS 102 Intro Computer Applications and Technology 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
MATH 220 Elementary Statistics Pass (MATH 105 or above) or ((pass MATH 095 or ACT math score ≥ 19) and pass MATH 100) or ACT math score ≥ 24 or an alternative placement as approved by the math department or instructor approval 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
MKT 208 Marketing Principles 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PA 440 Public Budgeting Process 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PS 230 State and Local Government 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
PSY 373 Research Methods SOC 110 or PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PSY 498 Senior Project ENG 102, and 30 or fewer credits remaining to be completed through UIU. PSY 49801 for psychology majors, PSY 49803 for social science majors. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
SOC 334 Intro to Sociological Res Meth PSY 190, SOC 110 or CJ 224 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday

Session 6 (07/07/2025 – 08/14/2025)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 210 Management Principles 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
BA 374 Business Communication ENG 102 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
CJ 333 Criminology SOC 110 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
CJ 396 Community Corrections CJ 224 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
MUS 202 American Popular Music 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PA 445 Administrative Law 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PSY 212 Devel Psychology:Birth to Adol PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
PSY 360 Abnormal Psychology PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday

Full Year Schedules


2024-2025 Academic Year

Course # & Title Sessions
1 2 3 4 5 6 Other
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I Yes
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II Yes
BA 210 Management Principles Yes Yes
BA 302 Business Law and Ethics Yes
BA 325 New Venture Creation Yes
BA 356 Quantitative Analysis/Bus II Yes
BA 361 Human Resources Management Yes
BA 374 Business Communication Yes
BA 423 Production/Operations Management Yes
BA 460 Strategic Management Yes
CJ 224 Introduction to Criminal Justice Yes Yes
CJ 315 Juvenile Justice Yes
CJ 333 Criminology Yes
CJ 362 Criminal Investigations Yes
CJ 365 Introduction to Policing Yes
CJ 367 Ethics in Criminal Justice Yes
CJ 380 Introduction to Corrections Yes
CJ 388 Comparative Study/Criminal Justice Yes
CJ 396 Community Corrections Yes
CJ 423 Introduction to Terrorism Yes
CJ 499 Special Project Yes
COMM 105 Public Speaking Yes Yes
ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics Yes
ECON 161 Principles of Macroeconomics Yes
ENG 101 English Composition I Yes
ENG 102 English Composition II Yes
ENG 290 The Movies Yes
ES 117 Natural Disasters Yes
ES 161 Intro to Environmental Science Yes
HSV 454 Issues/Ethics: Helping Professions Yes
IS 102 Intro Computer Applications and Technology Yes Yes
MATH 105 College Mathematics/Applications Yes
MATH 220 Elementary Statistics Yes Yes
MKT 208 Marketing Principles Yes Yes
MUS 100 Introduction to Music Yes
MUS 202 American Popular Music Yes
PA 305 Grant Writing Yes
PA 364 Public Administration Yes
PA 371 Urban Management Yes
PA 430 Cases in Public Administration Yes
PA 440 Public Budgeting Process Yes
PA 445 Administrative Law Yes
PA 49801 Senior Project Public Admin Yes
PS 100 U. S. Government Yes
PS 230 State and Local Government Yes
PSY 190 General Psychology Yes Yes
PSY 212 Devel Psychology:Birth to Adol Yes
PSY 302 Substance Abuse Yes
PSY 310 Social Psychology Yes
PSY 321 Death and Dying Yes
PSY 338 Motivation Yes
PSY 360 Abnormal Psychology Yes
PSY 373 Research Methods Yes
PSY 409 Psychology of Disaster Yes
PSY 445 Learning and Memory Yes
PSY 498 Senior Project Yes
SOC 240 Diversity in the United States Yes
SOC 334 Intro to Sociological Res Meth Yes

Easily Transfer Credits

Whether it’s been a single semester or several years since your last college course, UIU makes it easy to apply those credits to your degree. We accept up to 90 credits from four-year schools or 78 credits from two-year schools. Plus, your professional experience and test scores may earn you college credit.

The university also partners with several community colleges in the Alexandria area to make the transfer process even smoother. UIU holds articulation agreements with schools across the country, including:

Don’t see your school? Check out all of our articulation agreements.

Students transferring from a UIU partner school may qualify for a transfer scholarship!

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Admissions and Aid

When you’re ready to apply to UIU-Alexandria, we’ll help you navigate the admissions and financial aid process.

Special Programs and Grants

Law Enforcement

UIU-Alexandria offers a special program for law enforcement officers in the Fraternal Order of Police and Louisiana State Troopers Association.

Military Financial Aid

UIU-Alexandria accepts all military and veterans aid and offers military tuition grants.

Corporate Programs

UIU-Alexandria partners with area employers to offer employees grants toward tuition.

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Military Family Grant

Upper Iowa’s Military Family Grant offers $250 per credit hour tuition rates for undergraduate courses and $325 per credit hour tuition rates for graduate courses! For spouses and dependents of active duty, reserve and National Guard service members.

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Experience UIU from Alexandria

As a student at UIU-Alexandria, you can take advantage of the benefits of being part of a global school community.

Natalie O'Shee

Criminal Justice
Alexandria Center

I chose UIU because of the way UIU works using terms and sessions. This schedule works better for me as a student and I’m able to work, raise my child, and make it to class two nights a week.

Contact UIU-Alexandria

1410 Neel Kearby Blvd., Suite 115
Alexandria, LA 71303

Phone: 318-484-2304

Email: [email protected]

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Monday-Thursday 8:30-5:30 pm and 8-3 pm on Fridays.

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