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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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Leesa Fair, BAS

Leesa had a goal to complete her degree by 50, She and her son, Benjamin, graduated together! "I loved learning online. I could work around my schedule and find the times that worked best for me to do the class work."

Leesa'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


Attention Fall 2023 Graduates! 

To ensure your name is included in the commencement program, AND to avoid a late fee submit your degree application by September 29, 2023. More information about graduation provided at: University College Online Degree Programs, Graduation

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

Help Us Celebrate First-Generation Iowa Students! 

On behalf of 1stGen@Iowa, we are pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2023 1stGen@Iowa Awards. These awards recognize first-generation student achievements as well as outstanding advocacy and support efforts of faculty and staff. Recipients of this year’s awards will be honored in November during the annual National First-Generation College Celebration week festivities.




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.