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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.

Upcoming Start Dates

Session 1: August 26, 2024
Session 2: October 21, 2024
Session 3: January 6, 2025

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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.

Associate Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

Master’s Degrees


*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

2024-2025 Academic Year

Session 1 (08/26/2024 – 10/17/2024)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
CJ 224 Introduction to Criminal Justice 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday

Session 2 (10/21/2024 – 12/12/2024)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ECON 161 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 160 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
PS 100 U. S. Government 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday

Session 3 (01/06/2025 – 02/27/2025)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
CJ 367 Ethics in Criminal Justice CJ 224 or CHEM 102 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
MUS 100 Introduction to Music 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday

Session 4 (03/10/2025 – 05/01/2025)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
CJ 315 Juvenile Justice CJ 224 5:30 pm - 10:00 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. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
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
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
PS 230 State and Local Government 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday

Session 6 (07/07/2025 – 08/14/2025)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
CJ 333 Criminology SOC 110 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
PHIL 202 Contemporary Ethics 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday

Full Year Schedules

Schedule not available at this time.


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!

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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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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 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: 337-537-4465

Email: [email protected]

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