Our mission

Continuing and Distance Education

The mission of the Office of Continuing and Distance Education is to expand access to high-quality educational opportunities available from the University of Northern Iowa through the use of a variety of methods and technologies and the provision of exemplary support services.

We accomplish our mission by providing leadership in the planning, promotion, support and administration of credit courses and programs that fall outside of “traditional” on-campus coursework. Our offerings are delivered online, via interactive video, at off-campus locations, or through a blended approach.

Individual Studies

The office of Individual Studies provides programs which may appeal to students interested in personalized educational experiences that differ from the norm, including the General Studies major, Individual Studies major and National Student Exchange.