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Features

Online, Hybrid & In-person Options
  • Personalized advising services that support educational interests and career goals
  • Structured as a convenient, flexible alternative to the traditional path to a bachelor’s degree
  • Designed for students interested in a highly customizable program of study and a wide range of course topics
  • Allows you to balance work and life while earning a highly respected degree from a public university
  • Provides graduates with the skills and knowledge in high demand by employers, such as critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and information literacy

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As an Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Program Advisor to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation and much more.

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Hope Trainor

Program Advisor

Individual Studies Coordinator, Online & Distance Education
hope.trainor@uni.edu
319-273-2504

 

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Our graduates are prepared to:
  • take on leadership roles within their workplaces and communities
  • utilize critical thinking and advanced communication skills
  • begin or advance careers in business, social service agencies, hospitality, government and more
  • continue their education to earn graduate and/or professional degrees

 

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Delivery Options

Guided Independent Study (GIS) - GIS delivers an effective, flexible alternative to traditional, semester-based courses. Enroll at any time, work at your own pace and take up to nine months to complete a web-based course.

Online semester-based courses - We offer many semester-based courses at a distance. 

On-campus courses - If you are within commuting distance of UNI, you may wish to consider on-campus or hybrid courses to complete your degree. 

Transfer courses - As long as you complete a minimum of 30 semester hours from UNI during your junior and/or senior years, you may be able to enroll in courses at a community college or another four-year institution.

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Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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Next Steps


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When applying, you'll need to submit:

  • Official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions

Applications for the BLS program are accepted at any time throughout the year.

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Our team of support staff is available to help you throughout your UNI journey.

Contact us at 319-273-7206 or online@uni.edu for assistance.

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