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UIU-DeRidder: Education Built for Life

From your hometown near DeRidder, earn your college degree from the renowned Upper Iowa University. UIU’s DeRidder 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.

Academic Programs at UIU-DeRidder

The UIU-DeRidder 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-DeRidder programs below to explore that area of study.

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Master’s Degrees

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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.

2020-2021 Academic Year

Session 1 (08/31/2020 – 10/22/2020)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday
BA 256 Quantitative Analysis/Business I CS 102, recommended MATH 105 or permission of instructor 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
CJ 224 Introduction to Criminal Justice 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
ENG 275 Television 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
HIST 100 World History to 1500 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
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. 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday
MKT 208 Marketing Principles 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
MUS 100 Introduction to Music 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday
REL 120 Intro to World Religions 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
SOC 240 Diversity in the United States 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday
SPN 101 Beginning Spanish I 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday

Session 2 (10/26/2020 – 12/17/2020)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II ACCT 201 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
BA 210 Management Principles 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday
CJ 237 Criminal Law and Procedure CJ 224 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
COMM 105 Public Speaking 8:00 am - 1:30 pm S
CS 102 Intro Cmptr Appl & Tech 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
ENG 101 English Composition I ACT (verbal portion) of at least 18 or the completion of ENG 100 or successful performance on challenge examination 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
ES 117 Natural Disasters 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
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 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday
MUS 200 American Jazz Styles 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday
PS 230 State and Local Government 9:00 am - 9:30 pm Wednesday
REL 125 Introduction to the Old Testament 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
SPN 102 Beginning Spanish II SPN 101, Or consent of instructor 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday

Session 3 (01/11/2021 – 03/04/2021)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 225 Business Ethics 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday
CJ 333 Criminology SOC 110 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
CJ 398 Justice Administration CJ 224 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday
CS 102 Intro Cmptr Appl & Tech 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday
ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday
ENG 102 English Composition II ENG 101 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
ES 117 Natural Disasters 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
HIST 101 World History 1500- 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
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. 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
MUS 202 American Popular Music 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday
PHIL 150 Introduction to Philosophy 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
SOC 240 Diversity in the United States 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday

Session 4 (03/15/2021 – 05/06/2021)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday
BA 222 Management Information Systems BA 210 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
CJ 224 Introduction to Criminal Justice 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
CJ 365 Introduction to Policing CJ 224 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday
COMM 105 Public Speaking 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
ECON 161 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 160 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday
ENG 101 English Composition I ACT (verbal portion) of at least 18 or the completion of ENG 100 or successful performance on challenge examination 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
ES 161 Intro to Environmental Science 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
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 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
MUS 100 Introduction to Music 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday
PSY 260 Gender Roles SOC 110 or PSY 190 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
REL 126 Introduction to the New Testament 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday

Session 5 (05/17/2021 – 07/08/2021)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II ACCT 201 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday
CJ 237 Criminal Law and Procedure CJ 224 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday
CS 102 Intro Cmptr Appl & Tech 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
ENG 102 English Composition II ENG 101 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
ES 114 Conservation of Natural Resources 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
HIST 214 World at War 1914-1945 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
MKT 208 Marketing Principles 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday
MUS 200 American Jazz Styles 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday
SOC 240 Diversity in the United States 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday

Session 6 (07/12/2021 – 08/19/2021)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 210 Management Principles 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday
CJ 321 Juvenile Delinquency SOC 110 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday
ENG 290 The Movies 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
HIST 240 Your Community/Part of US History 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
MUS 100 Introduction to Music 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday
MUS 202 American Popular Music 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
PS 100 U. S. Government 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
PSY 270 Human Sexuality 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
SOC 240 Diversity in the United States 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday
SPN 125 Intro Hispanic Culture & Society 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday

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 DeRidder area to make the transfer process even smoother. UIU holds articulation agreements with schools across the country, including Central Louisiana Technical Community College.

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

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Admissions and Aid

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

Special Programs and Grants

Law Enforcement

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

Military Financial Aid

We accept all military and veterans aid and offers military tuition grants.

Corporate Programs

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

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Experience UIU from DeRidder

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

Michele Borch, '19

Business Administration

I appreciated the opportunity to be able to take classes in person and online. It was very convenient to have the in person classes so close to home.

Contact UIU-DeRidder

401 W. 1st Street
DeRidder, LA 70634

Phone: 337-202-7823

Email: [email protected]

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Monday & Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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