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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.

Interested in a graduate program at a distance?
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Degree Completion Pathways:

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Bachelor of Liberal Studies

The BLS degree is more than a major. This unique and individualized degree program offers the ability to concentrate your coursework in three distribution areas, while developing the skills you need to excel in the workforce— all from the comfort of your home.

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Criminal Justice BAS

Set yourself apart with a degree that provides a solid background for career advancement. Utilizing an applied approach, graduates will be prepared for advancement in the fields of criminal justice, including corrections, courts, policing, and private security.

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Elementary Education BA (2+2 with DMACC)

Pursue your passion for teaching with this flexible bachelor’s program, tailored for the busy working professional. Earn your teaching degree without having to leave your community. This program does require some face-to-face instruction.

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Managing Business & Organizations BAS

Enhance the professional skills that employers seek with this seamless pathway to a BAS degree.  You will learn the business knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in business management or non-profit organization.


  • 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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