University Of Northern Iowa

Introduction

The University of Northern Iowa offers a high-quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, UNI has developed outstanding programs in business, humanities, arts, sciences and social and behavioral sciences. Advanced degrees are available in many programs. UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards. U.S. News & World Report has ranked UNI in the top three Midwest public universities for the past 14 years. UNI's size -- just under 12,000 students -- allows us to offer the faculty, facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a compact, park-like campus.

University Of Northern Iowa

History and Traditions

UNI has a long and rich history of service dating back to the mid-1800’s. In 1866, an orphanage for children affected by the Civil War was established in Cedar Falls. In a few years’ time, it became apparent that the building’s usefulness would shortly be coming to an end as orphans grew up and moved out into the world. Iowans saw an opportunity and seized it; the Iowa State Normal School – an institution created for and devoted to the training of teachers – was founded in 1876. Since its inception, the institution has also gone by the names of the Iowa State Normal School, Iowa State Teachers College, State College of Iowa, and most currently, University of Northern Iowa.

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True to its roots, UNI continues to emphasize hands-on service learning and retains the proud distinction of leading Iowa’s number-one teacher education program. Today’s UNI also offers more than 90 majors to choose from, giving students the opportunity to explore a variety of interests and prepare for success after college. Outside of the classroom, UNI’s vibrant campus is home to 300+ student clubs and organizations, 17 Division I collegiate sports teams, a multitude of fine arts options, and more.

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National Rankings and Honors

In the college search process, bigger is not always better, and cheaper is not always the best value. The award-winning and nationally-recognized programs listed below are just a few of the reasons our most successful graduates consistently cite UNI as a major factor in preparing them for their achievements in life and in the workplace.UNI is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. The education services company selected the school as one of the institutions it profiles in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature 2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region.

The UNI College of Business Administration has an outstanding reputation and thanks to its small, selective MBA program. UNI Business has been recognized consistently as being one of the "Best Business Schools" by Princeton Review. US News Best Colleges - Regional Midwest UniversityUS News Best Colleges - Regional Midwest UniversityUS News Best Colleges - Best Colleges for BusinessThe UNI MBA has been listed among U.S. News & World Report's top part-time MBA programs. U.S. News & World Report's rankings are among the most widely sought-after university recognition sources in the world. The ranking is limited to AACSB International-accredited part-time programs. Criteria include assessment by business school deans, admission selectivity and students' prior work experience.

The University of Northern Iowa is ranked second in the "Best Regional Universities (Midwest)" category for public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 "America's Best Colleges" guidebook. UNI also was 18th on a combined list of all public and private Midwest regional universities. The Educate to Career University of Northern Iowa is ranked among the nation's top 650 undergraduate colleges and universities in the Forbes' 2013 annual ranking of top colleges.

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Social and Environmental Responsibility

UNI received The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll again in 2013. Launched in 2006, the Honor Roll annually recognizes institutions of higher education for their commitment to and achievement in community service. UNI has consistently made the honor roll. UNI earned a "Gold" rating from the (STARS) in 2011. The highest rating for any school in Iowa, UNI received this designation for its commitment in making operational decisions that are socially responsible, make economic sense and are environmentally friendly.

The Princeton Review has recognized UNI as one of the country's most environmentally-responsible colleges in the "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges-2012." The Carnegie Foundation granted the University of Northern Iowa a special designation in Community Engagement: Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships. This new designation reflects the foundation's recognition of UNI's strong commitment to community service on a local, regional, national and global level. UNI serves and shares its expertise with the larger community in a variety of ways, as well as involving students in this important process. Research shows that the more students participate in meaningful experiences inside and outside of the classroom, the more they gain from their education.

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Bachelor in Interactive Digital Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

A new innovative program, Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) is about creatively addressing the future. Students in IDS gain an arsenal of digital skills, a firm understanding of digital culture and theory, and a means for responding to our digital world. [+]

A new innovative program, Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) is about creatively addressing the future. Students in IDS gain an arsenal of digital skills, a firm understanding of digital culture and theory, and a means for responding to our digital world. Most significantly, the program is a central meeting place for enabling collaboration among the many digitally oriented classes and professors at UNI. The Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) major is interdisciplinary in nature and is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Communication Studies. The Interactive Digital Studies major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. The Interactive Digital Studies major does not limit the double-counting of credit hours from the Liberal Arts Core. However, no double counting of credit hours is allowed between the different emphases of the Interactive Digital Studies major. Students who are taking Interactive Digital Studies as a second major must take course emphasis areas that do not significantly overlap with the coursework of the first degree program. According to university requirements, students in a second major program must earn "not less than 32 hours of credit beyond the hours required for the degree the student chooses to declare as the first degree." Similarly, for students taking Interactive Digital Studies as a minor, we recommend that the course emphasis area for the minor does not significantly overlap with the coursework of the major... [-]

Bachelor in Physics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

The Department of Physics offers major programs in two baccalaureate areas: the bachelor of science and the bachelor of arts. All physics students must complete 47 hours of Liberal Arts Core courses in addition to their major requirements. [+]

The Department of Physics offers major programs in two baccalaureate areas: the bachelor of science and the bachelor of arts. All physics students must complete 47 hours of Liberal Arts Core courses in addition to their major requirements. The physics major (67 to 70 hours) leading to the bachelor of science degree is recommended for students who wish to prepare for graduate study in physics; engineering; and other sciences, such as geophysics, astronomy, biophysics and medical physics. The applied physics major (65 to 68 hours) leading to the bachelor of science degree is especially suitable for students seeking industrial or other applied employment after the B.S. degree. It can also serve as a background for graduate study in some applied science or engineering areas. The applied physics/engineering dual-degree major (65 to 68 hours) leads to a B.S. applied physics degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a B.S. engineering degree from the University of Iowa or Iowa State University. This program requires approximately three years of attendance at UNI, followed by approximately two years of attendance at UI or ISU. The B.A. physics major (53 to 54 hours) is for students (including double majors) desiring a broad background in science or who are taking a substantial amount of work in other areas. With appropriate choice of electives, the B.A. physics major meets the needs of pre-medical and pre-law students and students planning careers in science-related administration, business or technical writing. The B.A. physics major-teaching program (42 hours) is for... [-]

Bachelor Movement & Exercise Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

The Movement and Exercise Science major prepares students for careers in such diverse areas as the fitness industry, college or university strength programs for athletes, hospital or business wellness programs, sport psychology, and for more advanced professional degrees such as physical therapy, chiropractics and medicine. [+]

What is Movement and Exercise Science? The Movement and Exercise Science major prepares students for careers in such diverse areas as the fitness industry, college or university strength programs for athletes, hospital or business wellness programs, sport psychology, and for more advanced professional degrees such as physical therapy, chiropractics and medicine. What will I do with a major in Movement and Exercise Science? Graduates with a major in Movement and Exercise Science acquire the following types of jobs: personal trainer, exercise instructor/leader in commercial fitness facilities and wellness programs, strength and conditioning coach, youth sports coach, motivational trainer, sport psychology consultant. Because of their background in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, some graduates are employed in medical device sales and pharmacological sales. Where can I work? Commercial fitness and performance facilities, work-site wellness programs, hospital-based wellness programs, college and university wellness and athletic programs, school-based athletic programs. Why should I study Movement and Exercise Science at UNI? The vast majority of classes taken for the Movement and Exercise Major are taught by full-time faculty, not graduate assistants This results in high quality instruction and easy access to faculty. Class sizes are generally 25 students or less and instructors are available for appointments on a regular schedule. Most classes incorporate laboratory experiences and experiential learning which enhances the learning of content. Our laboratories have the latest in technology and equipment. Students have the opportunity to work with faculty on research projects. Students interested in Strength and Conditioning have the opportunity to work... [-]

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BS and BA Computer Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

The department offers two traditional degrees in computing that serve as the foundation for most CS students. Each of these majors aims at a particular group of students. [+]

The department offers two traditional degrees in computing that serve as the foundation for most CS students. Each of these majors aims at a particular group of students. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science provides the broader and deeper coverage of the two. It gives students the sturdiest foundation for a long career in computing and also for graduate study in CS. The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science is a shorter program of study, making it more suitable for a liberal arts-style education. Students still study deeply in one area of CS but have more time for a minor or second major. Students interested in the combination of computer science and business are encouraged to pursue the B.A. major in Computer Science and minor in business, such as General Business Concepts or Business Communication. These programs share, along with the major in Networking and System Administration, a common core of courses that introduce students to computer programming, data structures, discrete mathematics, and computer organization. As a result, students can switch among these majors during their first year of study without losing ground in departmental courses. The B.A. and B.S. in Computer Science and the Computer Information Systems programs offer a flexible curriculum that allow students to specialize in one or more of four areas within computer science: information science, software engineering, systems and traditional computer science. These programs can be completed in three years and have a common first year. The Networking and System Administration (NaSA) program prepares... [-]

BS Biochemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

Students majoring in chemistry are not required to obtain a minor. However, many students in the chemistry program obtain minors, or in some cases double majors, in the related areas of biology, earth science, physics and mathematics. [+]

Students graduating with majors in chemistry or biochemistry have tremendous career potential whether you are interested in medicine, law, research, teaching, or working in industry (including sales). Some of the career directions our students have taken are listed in the panel on the right. Students majoring in chemistry are not required to obtain a minor. However, many students in the chemistry program obtain minors, or in some cases double majors, in the related areas of biology, earth science, physics and mathematics. We are pleased that nearly 100% of our BS Chemistry or Biochemistry majors who apply to medical schools have been accepted. Many of our BA majors also double major in another area such as Biology, Psychology, Music, or a Foreign Language. All our majors have the opportunity to get involved in research with our faculty. Many of our students are co-authors on published papers and several are co-inventors in patent applications. Research is conducted during the academic year and also in summer, with summer research students being paid a stipend. Each year we send 10-15 students to the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society to present their research results. The Department also has a number of scholarships available for students. There are two scholarships available for incoming freshmen and a variety of additional scholarships and awards available for current students. Our students are also competitive for awards at the Department, College, University, and National level. Finally, students may apply to be laboratory assistants, a paid position helping prepare... [-]

BS Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

Students majoring in EET have great opportunities for a bright career since the major content of the curriculum they study will not become obsolete. Practical industrial experiences offered by the EET program expose students to the world of work. [+]

The Electrical Engineering Technology program (EET) offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) that prepares students for application oriented engineering technology careers in circuits, conventional and renewable electrical power, analog/digital electronics, microcomputers, control systems, instrumentation, telecommunications and wired/wireless networking. The EET curriculum is a broad-based, technically-oriented education that emphasizes the application of today's technology to solve problems, design and develop products, and improve processes, procedures, equipment, and facilities. The BS degree program in EET offers a wide choice of courses in a variety of technical areas including: Circuits Conventional and Renewable Electrical Energy Industrial Controls and PLCs Electrical Machinery and Power Systems Embedded Microcomputers Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Wireless/RF Telecommunications Audio/Analog Electronics Computer/Digital Electronics Computer Hardware and Networking Coursework is applications-oriented, and hands-on experience is gained through laboratory experiences that are carefully integrated into the courses. In addition, EET students benefit from the strong emphasis placed on internship, Co-op opportunities, senior design projects in local and regional industries, and the development of written and oral communication skills. UNI EET graduates are firmly rooted in modern technology and are able to offer their employers immediate contribution as team players who have problem solving, troubleshooting, production, implementation, and technical project management experience. DEFINITIONS OF ENGINEERING/ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY/INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY According to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): ENGINEERING is the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to utilize economically the... [-]

BS Geographic Information Science

Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

Geography today is probably not what you think. Geography is a high-tech discipline which examines the science of place and space on the earth. [+]

Geography today is probably not what you think. Geography is a high-tech discipline which examines the science of place and space on the earth. Geographers look at human and physical elements on the earth and wonder why they are located where they are, how they differ from place to place, and how humans interact with and shape the natural world. There are two main branches of geography: physical geography and human geography. Physical geographers study the natural systems of the earth and how they impact, and are impacted by, humans. Human geographers examine the spatial expressions of people. A third and very important area in geography is Geographic Information Science (GISc). GISc comprises a series of tools and techniques, such as geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), and cartography. These tools and techniques are used by physical and human geographers to study and understand the complex spatial patterns of the earth. Geography is the study of place, or space, in the sense that history is the study of time. A primary tool of the geographer is the map, whether at the local scale of a shopping center market or at the global scale of climatic change. The constantly changing physical and human landscapes on the Earth’s surface challenge the geographer to provide continuing interpretations of all parts of the world from a spatial point of view. Geography is both a natural science and a social science as it examines people and their environment and serves as... [-]

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BA Actuarial Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

The Mathematics Department at the University of Northern Iowa has a long and rich history in mathematics education, a nationally acclaimed program in actuarial science [+]

The Mathematics Department at the University of Northern Iowa has a long and rich history in mathematics education, a nationally acclaimed program in actuarial science, undergraduate degree programs in mathematics (pure mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics and actuarial science) and has been recognized for a commitment to teaching. Graduates of these programs are well prepared to enter the professional workplace or continue studies in mathematics. Housed in Wright Hall, the department has several technologically equipped teaching rooms and access to three computer labs. Student resources include a study-tutor room and the Mathematics Education Lab housing a collection of manipulatives, resources and literature to be used in mathematics classrooms. CAREERS: There are significant career opportunities for mathematicians. Graduates of our program are now teaching, working as actuaries in the insurance industry, and managing and serving as business executives. Among the other careers of our mathematics graduates are: Industrial engineer Judge Cryptologist Computer technician Biometeorologist Insurance administrator Banker Financial officer Store manager Sales manager Store owner Accountant Statistician Independent consultant Chemical researcher Educational counselor Congressional liaison for the U.S. Air -Force Savings and loan examiner Librarian Examples of positions held by graduates Project engineer Tool designer Production supervisor Manufacturing engineer Production planning and control Technical sales Foundry engineering manager Quality control/assurance UNIQUE FEATURES: Math ClassOpportunities for undergraduate research and one-on-one work with faculty Three computer laboratories for student use, including IBM-compatible computers, Macintosh computers and Linux workstations networked together as an internet domain Kappa Mu Epsilon honor society for students with a... [-]

BA Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

If you want to customize your courses to emphasize your special interests, this general biology major is ideal for you. If you want a broad education in biology, or your interest is in specific areas such as plants, this major is designed for you. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts major provides a broad training in biology and allows specializations through choice of electives. It offers basic preparation for entry-level positions, graduate work, or an advanced degree in all health-related areas. The combination of required and elective courses needs to equal a minimum of 58 credit hours. In the Department of Biology at UNI, you will be surrounded by students who are curious and intent upon learning more about the broad discipline of biology. All of our students are given a broad exposure to the field of biology in a series of four-core biology classes to be taken during their freshman and sophomore years. From there, the curriculum allows for students in their junior and senior years to "specialize" and choose biology courses that best fit their interests and needs. All of our faculty are involved in research and students are encouraged to become a part of this endeavor. In the research setting students can have hands-on learning throughout a variety of different research studies. Lecture class size in the upper division courses is typically small and students in all lab courses will find they have access to individualized attention. So, if you wish to be surrounded by award winning teaching faculty and students, caring faculty and staff, to have access to working in the research setting, and to be a part of something exciting and dynamic, the Department of Biology at the University of Northern Iowa is the right place for you. Are you looking... [-]

BA Communication Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

The Communication Program is a very visible part of the department, college, and university. Many students will be familiar with it through the oral communication course, a general education requirement for all university students. [+]

About communication Talk to someone before class. Watch television or a movie. Read a newspaper. Listen to your ipod, or browse this web site. We are communicating when we do any of these things. Communication, or using messages to share meanings, occurs in virtually everything we do. In our changing society, the means and methods of communication are constantly evolving, but the basic principles of communication remain the same.communication class The Communication Program will help you learn more about the principles of communication, and help you discover ways to apply them that will make you a more effective and civil communicator in the classroom, at home, in the courtroom, in the board room, in the workplace and in every role you play in society. Effective communication skills top the lists of prerequisites for personal success both in business and in life. Surveys of businesses and industries rank speaking, listening and critical thinking as three of the top five skills employers seek in potential workers. About the program The Communication Program is a very visible part of the department, college, and university. Many students will be familiar with it through the oral communication course, a general education requirement for all university students. And many others will work with us as they pursue undergraduate majors and minors in the program taking courses in interpersonal communication, communication education, organizational communication, rhetoric, visual communication and performance studies, to name but a few of the areas we offer courses in. And many others will work... [-]

BA Criminology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

Criminology is the study of criminal behavior, and how society defines and responds to crime. Criminologists attempt to identify the causes of crime as they occur in society and in individuals. [+]

Criminology is the study of criminal behaviour, and how society defines and responds to crime. Criminologists attempt to identify the causes of crime as they occur in society and in individuals. They also study the political and social aspects of defining crime: what is a crime and who is a criminal. Criminologists also examine societal responses to crime, by studying such topics as how the criminal justice system functions, the effectiveness of public policies and programs aimed at controlling crime, the portrayal of crime in the popular culture, and related subjects. Alternatively, you might want to try the course Principles of Sociology. This Liberal Arts Core course is also the first course required for the criminology major. In addition to required courses on the criminal justice system, juvenile delinquency, corrections and punishment, and statistics and research methods, students choose from a range of specialized elective courses on such topics as youth gangs, correctional treatment, drug abuse, violence and social inequality. Students also have the opportunity to participate in experiential learning and internships for major credit. Common minors and second majors pursued Sociology Psychology Political Science Spanish Social Work CAREERS: The research, critical thinking and communication skills obtained through the study of criminology help prepare students for a variety of opportunities. Many of our graduates may be found pursuing careers in corrections, juvenile justice, law enforcement and private security. Another option is a career in research and planning with a state or federal agency; these careers may require further (graduate) education.... [-]

BA Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

A career in the field of economics demands a unique way of looking at the world. If you're constantly thinking about the outcomes of situations and how one action can influence another, you're already thinking like an Economist [+]

What Can You Do with an Economics Degree? Almost Anything! A career in the field of economics demands a unique way of looking at the world. If you're constantly thinking about the outcomes of situations and how one action can influence another, you're already thinking like an Economist. An Economics degree will give you the understanding of the national economy and teach you how to think critically about how materials, money, and resources are bought, traded, and sold. The ability to understand and analyze the modern economy is a valuable skill - one which will allow you can make a big impact on many different industries. What will I learn? An Economics degree from the UNI College of Business Administration will teach you how to effectively analyze and predict market activity, economic growth, and price fluctuations. With classes like Directed Research in Economics and Law & Economics, our faculty will prepare you for a successful career in the field of economics or post-graduate studies. UNIBusiness offers four emphasis areas in economics based on your interests and future career goals. Business Economics Designed for those planning a career in a business field, you'll receive an in-depth economics education with a solid business core. Quantitative Techniques The Quantitative Techniques emphasis is highly mathematical and perfect if you're planning to pursue an advanced degree in Economics. Applied Economic Analysis The Applied Economic Analysis emphasis is a multidisciplinary program that combines economics, mathematics, accounting, information systems, and finance. The emphasis offers math majors the... [-]

BA Environmental Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

The B. A. degree in Environmental Science is to prepare students for a career in measuring, evaluating and addressing issues related to a variety of environmental problems. [+]

The B. A. degree in Environmental Science is to prepare students for a career in measuring, evaluating and addressing issues related to a variety of environmental problems. Students can choose to concentrate their work in specific environmental areas, including air quality, water quality and geoscience, or choose a path that incorporates all three. Environmental Science Courses Air Quality - 4 hours, offered even spring semesters Air Dispersion Modeling - 2 hours, offered even fall semesters Measurement and Analysis of Air Quality - 2 hours, offered odd spring semesters Environmental Geology - 3 hours, offered odd fall semesters Environmental Hydrology - 3 hours, offered even spring semesters Field and Laboratory Methods in Hydrology - 2 hours, offered odd fall semesters. Hydrogeology - 3 hours, offered odd spring semesters UNIQUE FEATURES: Faculty with doctorates in their areas of specialization who are committed to quality teaching Opportunities for undergraduate research and working one-on-one with faculty Housed in Latham Hall, featuring well-equipped laboratories and classrooms Excellent computer facilities, including a student computer lab A 25-seat planetarium; 16-inch and 12-inch computer-controlled telescopes X-ray diffraction and fluorescence equipment Petrographic microscopes; thin-section equipment Unidata McIDAS weather display system; roof-top weather station Sigma Gamma Epsilon Earth Science honorary for students with earth science GPA of 3.0 or higher Home of the federally funded Science Center for Teaching, Outreach and Research on Meteorology (the STORM Project) Field trips Faculty members are actively involved in field work, and the department regularly offers spring field trips and summer field courses. Past... [-]

BA Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

To be successful in the business world, proficiency in the skill of managing finances is key. [+]

To be successful in the business world, proficiency in the skill of managing finances is key. With a Finance degree from UNIBusiness, you'll be highly capable in organizing and managing assets for a variety of companies and individuals in the field of finance. Depending on your career and education goals, our program consists of four emphases that will help pinpoint the direction of your Finance degree. Financial Management Investments Financial Institutions Personal Wealth Management In addition, the Finance Department in the College of Business Administration at the University of Northern Iowa offers special workshops designed to prepare you for major courses within the department. This is an advantage if you're still undecided on how you plan to use your interest in business. What will I learn? Involvement in UNIBusiness' Finance degree program will provide you with the tools to excel in finance immediately following graduation. With classes like Principles of Investments and Advanced Financial Management, you'll quickly learn how to analyze, manage, and invest money for financial firms, groups of individuals, or individual investors. All finance classes are taught by faculty who have years of experience preparing students like you for life in the financial world. What kind of job will I get? The career paths in Finance are as varied as the industries and organizations who hire Finance degree graduates. Some careers include: Financial Analyst Financial Management Loan Analyst Mortgage Analyst Portfolio Analyst Stock Broker Financial Planner Loan Officer Personal Banker Securities Analyst UNIQUE FEATURES: Nationally recognized teaching faculty:... [-]

BA in Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

Accounting majors at UNI can elect to double major or minor in economics, finance, marketing, management, and management information systems within the College of Business Administration or in an academic discipline from another college. [+]

Accounting is the language of business, and, as such, accounting plays an important role in every business enterprise. Accountants analyze business events and transactions and use the information to determine the financial condition and operating results of businesses. Students interested in the financial aspects of the business world should consider a career in accounting. The UNI Department of Accounting challenges students to become leaders in the accounting profession. That expectation of excellence is most visible in the students' consistent ranking among the nation's top universities in passing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. Common double majors and minors pursued Accounting majors at UNI can elect to double major or minor in economics, finance, marketing, management, and management information systems within the College of Business Administration or in an academic discipline from another college. The opportunity to pursue a double major or minor enhances the diversity of the educational experience that students receive in their undergraduate years. CAREERS: Accounting seniors are recruited by all components of the accounting profession. All four of the largest international public accounting firms, other national, regional and local public accounting firms, industry, and not-for-profit organizations all recruit UNI accounting graduates. Approximately 60 percent of the graduates remain in Iowa with the balance locating primarily in the surrounding states. UNIQUE FEATURES: CPA 150-hour Requirement Accounting students who plan to practice as a Certified Public Accountant must complete 150 hours of college credit. A variety of options are available to comply with this requirement. One option is to... [-]

BA Music

Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

The Music major under the Bachelor of Arts degree is a liberal arts program for the student interested in combining the discipline of music training with the breadth offered by a liberal arts curriculum. [+]

The Music major under the Bachelor of Arts degree is a liberal arts program for the student interested in combining the discipline of music training with the breadth offered by a liberal arts curriculum. The Composition-Theory and Performance majors are professional degrees designed to prepare the student for a career as a composer or an artist-performer, or entrance to graduate schools where further excellence in composition or in a performance area might be pursued. The Music Education major prepares the student for a teaching career and provides licensure in music for grades K-6 and 7-12. General Requirements for Undergraduate Majors Music majors on all degree programs must choose an area of applied music (540:xxx) for specialization and must meet the proficiency standards of the School of Music. The total required applied hours indicated for each major must be completed on one of the specialization instruments or voice on which the student auditioned. Dividing the required applied hours among various instruments, or voice and instrument(s), will not satisfy the applied music portion of any of the degree programs. Auditions Admission to the School of Music requires successful completion of an audition in the main performance area. Music Theory On the first day of classes at UNI, freshman music majors/minors will take a diagnostic test in Music Theory fundamentals. The results of this test will help determine which section of Music Theory would be appropriate for your skill level. The link below will allow you to download a PDF of a sample... [-]

BA Political Science

Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

Political science is the study of government and governing systems [+]

The Department of Political Science at the University of Northern Iowa offers a number of unique undergraduate programs taught by nationally and internationally known scholars. Our mission is to promote systematic analyses of local, national and international political processes by disseminating knowledge, equipping students with critical thinking and analytical skills, and contributing scholarly research and publication to the discipline. Political science is the study of government and governing systems. Its origins reach back to Aristotle, who referred to politics as the “queen of the sciences.” Today political scientists are interested in many of the same normative questions that engaged ancient scholars, such as how should governments be structured and how should power be distributed. In addition, modern political scientists are concerned with accurately measuring and explaining a wide variety of political phenomenon, such as voting behavior and international conflict. At present, we have 14 faculty members who teach a wide variety of courses in American politics, public administration, comparative politics, international relations and political theory. Our classes are generally small, and students have easy access to faculty outside of the classroom. Since all professors teach freshmen and sophomores as well as upper division courses, students get to know their teachers early in their college careers. Our graduates are prepared for careers in civil and foreign service, public and private sector management and administration, political organizations and consulting, and education. And, every year many of our graduates choose to continue their education in doctoral programs and law schools. Political Communication, B.A.... [-]

BA Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior (normal and abnormal) and the psychological, social and biological processes related to that behavior. Majoring in psychology can prepare an individual for a number of different roles: teacher, researcher, service provider, administrator or consultant. [+]

Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior (normal and abnormal) and the psychological, social and biological processes related to that behavior. Majoring in psychology can prepare an individual for a number of different roles: teacher, researcher, service provider, administrator or consultant. Because of the diversity of psychology’s areas, there is room for students with many different personal qualities. Common minors pursued Typical minors are biology, sociology, family services, criminology, women’s studies, business, community health education and political science. CAREERS: Psychology graduates from the University of Northern Iowa have had job opportunities in a number of different areas. Typical work settings include community mental health centers, vocational rehabilitation offices and correctional programs. Another occupation for those with at least bachelor’s level training is teaching psychology in secondary schools. UNIQUE FEATURES: Award-winning faculty who are committed to teaching and personal attention to students Active Psychology Club and Psychology Honor Society Opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty in research and teaching Variety of community volunteer experiences for course credit Annual Social Sciences Research Conference Opportunities to present at professional meetings SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen in half to full in-state tuition amounts. Applicants must complete a test and interview on campus. To be considered for many University of Northern Iowa scholarships, you need only complete the application for admission. For additional scholarship opportunities complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1.... [-]

BA TESOL

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

A major in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) focuses on understanding the components of languages--sounds, words, and syntax or grammar [+]

A major in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) focuses on understanding the components of languages--sounds, words, and syntax or grammar--and the interrelationship between language and cultural attitudes, values, and practices, and then on applying this understanding to teaching English to those whose first or native language is not English (English language learners). TESOL alumThis major offers excellent preparation for vocations such as teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) both within the United States and in other countries, developing instructional materials--including resources for assessing language fluency--and working in government agencies and non-profit organizations in international settings. In addition, students who complete the Professional Sequence for Teacher Education and who enroll in TESOL courses may apply a given number of TESOL credits toward an ESL K-12 Endorsement on an Iowa Teacher license. TESOL B.A. major: Courses focus on learning skills such as second language assessment, literacy, and instruction methods for non-native speakers of English. Minors: English: Literacy Studies English: Film Studies English-Teaching Interdisciplinary Language Studies: French Spanish Spanish-Teaching TESOL TESOL-Teaching Writing: Creative Writing Writing: Professional Writing CAREERS: These vocations range from secondary and post-secondary teaching and careers in writing, technical writing, public information, editing and publishing to professional positions in such areas as the arts, law, business, banking, and insurance, computer technology and software, library services, and local, state and national government service. Examples of positions held by recent graduates Middle school teacher High school teacher School guidance counselor College/university teacher College student services director School librarian/media specialist... [-]

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