General Education Mission
Ensuring a quality education
Upper Iowa University is committed to assuring that all undergraduate students, regardless of their academic program or intended profession, receive a broad education rooted in the arts and sciences.
The General Education Program goals of demonstrating technological literacy, exercising critical thinking, communicating more effectively, and engaging as members of a diverse community are known as the General Education Peacock Pillars.
The other two Peacock Pillars – master a body of knowledge within a discipline and master ethical standards within a discipline – are assessed within discipline-specific programs.
At UIU, we help you jump-start or advance your career.
UIU takes up to 90 credits from four-year schools or 78 credits from two-year schools.
Student to Faculty Ratio
Small class sizes let you connect with your instructors.
UIU’s unique Two-at-a-Time course schedule helps you zero in on your studies during each 8-week session.
Keep up with your academic program’s registration deadlines, session dates, holiday breaks and exam schedules.
Review your course descriptions for the classes you need for your area of study, as well as any general education requirements.
Get the support you need for successful studies through tutoring or accommodations for a disability.
Visit the library at UIU’s Fayette Campus or access its digital resources online from anywhere in the world.
First-time, transfer, online, international and military students: No matter your path or previous experience, we’ll help you every step of the way.