Why LIFE?

LIFE: Learning Institute for Fulfillment and Engagement

 The University of Dubuque has designed the programs of the Learning Institute for Fulfillment and Engagement specifically for adult learners who are at least age 23 years of age and who have three or more years of work experience. LIFE's accelerated, evening bachelor's and MBA degree programs and services - available during the hours you need them - help you balance your studies, your career, and your family life. Our 5-week course format allows you to begin classes when you choose.

Why a LIFE accelerated adult degree matters:

  • personalized, on-site, academic advising is provided for the duration of your enrollment;
  • a bachelor's degree can be earned in as few as three years;
  • our focus is student-centered instruction in small classes with other adult learners;
  • nine 5-week sessions are offered year round - you can start anytime;
  • online options are offered in conjunction with face-to-face coursework;
  • transfer in credits from your previous undergraduate college coursework, requiring 30 of your last 36 credits be earned from UD;
  • federal financial aid available to those who qualify;
  • military credits welcome;
  • employer reimbursement and military benefits accepted;
  • free childcare, tutoring, and recreational opportunities are available;
  • tutoring available through the Academic Success Center;

Convenient Scheduling:

  • courses are offered on weekday evenings, Monday through Thursday;
  • classes meet face-to-face once per week for three (3) hours;
  • you take one five-week course per session, with nine (9) sessions offered year round. Earn up to 27 credits per year with face-to-face classes;
  • online undergraduate courses available in conjunction with face-to-face classes. Earn up to 15 credits per year with online classes;

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