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Upper Iowa University Academics

Upper Iowa University requires a minimum of 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program.

Upper Iowa University does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Additionally, Upper Iowa University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 25% of students who started college at Upper Iowa University graduate within six years.

Upper Iowa University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Do I Have To Take at Upper Iowa University?

Upper Iowa University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Upper Iowa University.

Majors at Upper Iowa University

When choosing a major, Upper Iowa University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Upper Iowa University below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.

Does Upper Iowa University Offer Learning Disability Services?

Upper Iowa University offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Upper Iowa University Have An Online Program?

Upper Iowa University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Upper Iowa University Give AP Credit?

Upper Iowa University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Upper Iowa University Have An Honors Program?

Upper Iowa University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does Upper Iowa University Require Internships?

Upper Iowa University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Upper Iowa University does not have any ROTC programs.

Dual Degree Programs at Upper Iowa University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Upper Iowa University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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Upper Iowa University Majors & Subject Areas

Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Plant Sciences, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Communication, General
Sports Communication
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Community College Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Industrial Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
General Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Sports Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Chemistry, General
Forensic Chemistry
Psychology, General
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Homeland Security
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Sciences, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Art/Art Studies, General
Long Term Care Administration/Management
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Athletic Training/Trainer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Business Administration and Management, General
Organizational Leadership
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Organizational Behavior Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Marketing, Other
History, General

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