University of Dubuque

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Academics

At the University of Dubuque, we provide you with an education foundation that will prepare you for your future. One thing is certain: change is constant, and being well prepared to thrive in times of change is the key to taking charge of your future. Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll develop the critical thinking abilities that will serve you well and inspire you to continue learning, questioning, and exploring long after graduation. The result is consistently the same – you’ll be ready for a changing world.

Learn About Our Programs

The University’s professional preparation with a liberal arts focus offers you an education – whatever major field of study you chose – that emphasizes the ability to think critically, communicate effectively and persuasively, and to be ready to adapt to new situations and environments.  Take the time to study the fields of study that are available to you in the department pages that follow.

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

No matter what your major, you’ll engage in hands-on learning.  The faculty within academic departments are seasoned professionals with real-life work experiences to share with you in the classroom.  Our Career Resources Center staff are dedicated to helping you explore options, hone in on career choices, and search for professional positions.  You’ll learn how to work independently, as well as in teams.  You’ll engage in field projects or take a professional internship to bolster your real-world exposure.  With a low student to faculty ratio of 15:1, your professors will provide personal attention, guidance, and mentoring all along the way.

Graduate Degrees

The University’s academic strengths match several prominent needs for graduate study both in the region and globally. Over the last five decades, the University has developed high-quality master’s degree programs that feature an applied orientation designed to prepare you as a leader in your field,  identified for career advancement. The University of Dubuque currently offers two degree programs:  

Master of Arts in Communication (MAC)

The Master of Arts in Communication prepares you to generate communication solutions to global business challenges. It is anchored in a 21st century understanding of the practical theory of organizational communication applied to management concerns for public, interpersonal, global, and mediated communication.

Master of Business Administration (MBA).

The Master of Business Administration prepares you to extend your undergraduate educational background by offering a set of practical, applied, integrated learning experiences that develops attitudes, ethical behavior, and a portfolio of tools required to effectively function at a management level in today’s global business environment.

 Accelerated Adult Degree – LIFE – Learning Institute for Fulfillment and Engagement

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 master’s degree programs and services - available during the hours you need them -- help you balance your studies, your career, and your family life. Our flexible format allows you to begin classes when you choose.

Our changing world needs people who can see horizons open up before them, who seize opportunities, and who believe that the privilege of education comes with the responsibility to make a difference.  We believe LIFE can do this for you.

US Army ROTC

Army ROTC produces officers -- 75% of all Army officers. Founded in 1916, Army ROTC has produced more than one-half million lieutenants for the U. S. Army. It remains the broadest avenue for men and women seeking to serve as officers. An Army officer is a prestigious professional who serves as a leader of one of the most respected institution in America. 

Dr. Gerald Zuercher, professor of biology

We really emphasize going out and doing.

--Dr. Gerald Zuercher, professor of biology