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UIU-Fort Polk: Education Built for Life

From your hometown near Fort Polk, earn your college degree from the renowned Upper Iowa University.

Military and veteran students will all find an education Built for Life—your life. UIU’s Fort Polk regional education center offers you the chance to fit a top-notch education into your busy life and to coordinate with your military mission.

UIU works closely with you to tailor an education program aimed at achieving your individual career goals. Our partnership with Fort Polk means we have the expertise to help you secure the unique education benefits available to those in the service.

In addition to veterans and service men and women, UIU-Fort Polk also welcomes civilians, including Department of Defense (DoD) employees, federal contractors and military dependents (spouses and children) to our classes.

Upcoming Start Dates

Session 5: May 15, 2023
Session 6: July 10, 2023
Session 1: August 28, 2023

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Academic Programs at UIU-Fort Polk

The UIU-Fort Polk center offers day, evening and weekend classes in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. You can also blend your degree plan with online and self-paced courses that can travel with you as you serve your country here or overseas.

Select one of the UIU-Fort Polk 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. 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.

2022-2023 Academic Year

Session 4 (03/13/2023 – 05/04/2023)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
CJ 388 Comparative Study/Criminal Justice 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
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 Monday
MUS 202 American Popular Music 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday
PSY 321 Death and Dying ENG 101 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday

Session 5 (05/15/2023 – 07/06/2023)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 317 International Management BA 210, and general education cultures requirement 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 374 Business Communication ENG 102 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
CJ 398 Justice Administration CJ 224 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday
PSY 321 Death and Dying ENG 101 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
PSY 49803 Senior Project Social Science ENG 102, And 30 or fewer credits remaining to be completed through UIU 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday

Session 6 (07/10/2023 – 08/17/2023)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 361 Human Resources Management BA 210 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
COMM 105 Public Speaking 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm S
PSY 310 Social Psychology SOC 110 or PSY 190 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday

Easily Transfer Credits with JST

UIU accepts the Joint Service Transcript (JST) to help you earn college credit from your prior military training and education or professional experience.

If you’ve taken college courses before, UIU makes it easy to apply those credits to your degree even if it’s been several years since your last class. We accept up to 90 credits from four-year schools or 78 credits from two-year schools.

The university also partners with several community colleges around the country to make the transfer process even smoother, including:

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-Fort Polk, we’ll help you navigate the admissions and financial aid process. UIU-Fort Polk accepts all military and veterans aid and offers military tuition grants.

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Special Programs and Grants

Field Artillery Partnership

UIU offers a program in partnership with Field Artillery designed for all 13MOS series soldiers.

Corporate Programs

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

Law Enforcement

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

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Experience UIU from Fort Polk

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

Student Brittany Cambron

Brittany Cambron

Business Administration
Fort Polk, Louisiana

Being in the military, I chose UIU because of the availability to do online classes as well as strength in classes offered. When compared to other colleges available to me, UIU had the best and strongest course syllabus for my degree.

Contact UIU-Fort Polk

7460 Colorado Ave.
Bldg. 660, Rm. 104
Fort Polk, LA 71459

Phone: 337-537-4465

Email: [email protected]


Office Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.



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