Continue your academic journey with the flexibility, convenience, affordability, and
exceptional quality of an online degree from the University of Iowa.


Bachelor of Applied Studies

Designed for community college graduates seeking to complete a four year degree online who have 60-semester hours of transferrable college credit. 

View BAS degree requirements

Bachelor of Liberal Studies

For transfer students with an associate degree or  have 24-semester hours of transferrable college credit. 

view BLS degree requirements
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Diana Nemshick, BLS

Dianita always felt like an integral part of the Hawkeye family. The University of Iowa’s commitment to fostering a sense of belonging among all students made her proud to be a Hawkeye.

Dianita's Story
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Rachel Farrow, BLS

“All of my professors and classmates did a great job of making me feel a part of the greater UI community.  I even made friends in some of my classes.” 

Rachel's Story
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Greg Hauswirth, BAS

“The satisfaction of completing the degree was really the only motivating factor when I started the process.  Since then I have found that my career has indeed benefitted.” 

Greg's Story
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Jennifer Montgomery, BLS

“Completing my degree is most certainly helping me in my career,” says Montgomery. “My degree ties directly in with the work I do here at IDPH and the work that our office does on behalf of the citizens of Iowa.”

Jennifer's Story


Seat Reservations! 

Although seat reservations are not a brand new phenomenon, they are now a more frequent occurence. Check out the list of courses that currently have seats reserved for students enrolled in online degree programs here: 
Seat Reservations, Fall 2024

Welcome Summer and Fall 2024 Admits

Online Orientation for Summer and Fall 2024 is open! For more information go to:
BAS and BLS Online Orientation

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Organizational Studies Track earns some well-deserved attention 

Best Colleges has ranked the BLS, Organizational Studies Track at #7  and states, “Among numerous higher education institutions, The University of Iowa has emerged as a standout due to its commitment to academic standards and unwavering dedication to student success.”

Academic Deadlines

IOWA Distance and Online Education Among America's Top Online Learning Providers! 

Newsweek has spoken! Distance and Online Education at the University of Iowa is amoung America's top institutions when it comes to providing online degree programing. 

Please see an excerpt from the America's Best Online Learning Schools here:
Evaluating America's Top Online Learning Providers led Newsweek to select 50 esteemed organizations that offer online courses, both certificate and non-certificate, catering to the personal and professional development needs of learners across the United States. 

For the full article: America's Best Online Learning Schools

Thank you to the students, faculty, and staff that make us so great! 

Academic Deadlines

Use the button here to access a calendar showing up-to-date deadlines for registration, course drops; including tuition and fee reduction deadlines, degree application, u-bill due dates, university holidays, and more.