Academic Programs

Undergraduate degrees (Bachelor/First Degree)

Undergraduate degrees are typically earned upon completion of 120 to 130 credit hours. Complete list of undergraduate majors.

Graduate degrees (Master)

70 graduate degrees typically require earning a minimum of 30 credit hours. Complete list of graduate majors.

Doctorate degrees

Doctorate degrees in education and technology require a minimum of 60 to 64 credit hours beyond a master’s degree.

Minors and Certificates

Minors and Certificates complement the undergraduate degree program and typically require earning 15 to 30 credit hours. Minors and Certificates are available in 141 areas, ranging from computer applications to international business.

Academic Calendar

The academic year is divided into three terms. Fall semester is 16 weeks long, beginning in late August and ending in mid-December. Spring semester begins in early January and runs 16 weeks until early May. Summer terms offer four-, six-, and eight-week courses. These sessions begin in early May, June and July.


Great teaching makes a difference at UNI. The professors at UNI include Fulbright scholars, best-selling authors, international business consultants and former Fortune 500 executives. Students describe our professors as dedicated innovative, personable and down-to-earth. Faculty members also make time for one-on-one interaction with students through out-of-class academic advising, research projects, extra-curricular activities and clinical or field projects.


Learning Outside Of Class

There are plenty of opportunities to extend your learning beyond the classroom. Some examples include the chance to gain career-related experiences through participation in an internship, working with faculty on undergraduate or graduate research projects, or traveling abroad to study for a semester at one of UNI’s exchange universities.


Computers are everywhere at UNI. Throughout the campus there are large, well-equipped computer labs in classroom buildings, residence halls and in the library. Networked Internet access is also available in residence hall rooms for each student who brings a computer Most buildings have wireless access.