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Life doesn’t pause for education — the challenges of balancing work, family, and other responsibilities can be overwhelming. The University of Northern Iowa is here to help.

We offer a number of degree-completion programs designed specifically for adult learners that take into account the financial and time pressures you face. Coursework can be completed online at affordable rates, allowing you to earn a degree from a highly-respected university on your time.

Four programs are currently available, all without the need to attend classes on the UNI campus in Cedar Falls. Learn more about each of the programs below!

Now is the time to complete your degree.

Bachelor of Applied Science programs require an earned Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Degree Completion Pathways:

Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS)

This degree provides place-bound students with a convenient, flexible alternative to the traditional path to a bachelor's degree. The program is fully accredited and allows you to finish your degree from where you live. This broad-based liberal arts degree focuses on developing the skills students need to excel in the workforce.

Managing Business and Organizations Bachelor of Applied Science

NEW! Designed for Associate of Applied Science graduates, this degree completion program focuses on the development of knowledge and professional competencies needed to serve effectively in managerial and supervisory roles.

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Providing a seamless pathway to a bachelor's degree, this program is designed for Associate of Applied Science graduates and provides a solid background for career advancement in the fields of criminal justice, including corrections, courts, policing and private security.

Elementary Education Bachelor of Arts

UNI and DMACC have partnered for 20+ years to offer this program. Offering place-bound students a pathway to a bachelor's degree without having to leave their community, the Elementary Education Bachelor of Arts program prepares those with an Associate of Arts degree for a career in teaching.

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NEW! Prepares students for a variety of organizational roles by providing exposure to core business concepts, including accounting, management, sales, and marketing.




  • Flexibility - degree programs are thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of busy professionals
  • Student Success - learn from dedicated faculty with real-world experience -- setting you up for success
  • Rewarding Experience - highly-personalized support services to guide you through university processes, allowing more time to focus on your education
  • Value - same competitive tuition rate, regardless of location
  • Accessibility - robust educational opportunities available from a public institution without the need to commute to campus

Frequently Asked Questions

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Phone: 319-273-7206 | 800-648-3864