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UIU-DeRidder sessions start every 8 weeks.
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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.
- Business Administration
- Communication Studies :
- Criminal Justice
- Emergency and Disaster Management
- Financial Management
- Graphic Design
- Health Services Administration
- Human Resources Management
- Human Services
- Liberal Arts :
- Public Administration
- Social Science
- Supply Chain Management
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Education (M.Ed.)
- Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
- Master of Public Administration (MPA)
- Master of Science in Counseling (MSC)
*Master’s degrees are available online at this location.
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
|Course # & Title||Prerequisites||Time||Day of the Week|
|BA 210 Management Principles||5:30 pm - 10:00 pm||Monday|
|BIO 165 Human Biology & Nutrition||5:30 pm - 10:00 pm||Thursday|
|CJ 333 Criminology||SOC 110||5:00 pm - 9:30 pm||Tuesday|
|COMM 221 Intercultural Communication||5:30 pm - 10:00 pm||Monday|
|ENG 290 The Movies||5:30 pm - 10:00 pm||Wednesday|
Full Year Schedules
|Course # & Title||Sessions|
|BA 210 Management Principles||Yes|
|BIO 165 Human Biology & Nutrition||Yes|
|CJ 224 Introduction to Criminal Justice||Yes|
|CJ 333 Criminology||Yes|
|COMM 200 Interpersonal Communication||Yes|
|COMM 221 Intercultural Communication||Yes|
|ENG 290 The Movies||Yes|
|PHIL 150 Introduction to Philosophy||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 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.
Students transferring from a UIU partner school may qualify for a transfer scholarship!
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
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.
UIU-DeRidder partners with area employers to offer employees grants toward tuition.
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.
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
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.