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Become an online hawkeye!

Explore admissions requirements, application process, scholarships, and how be successful online!

All Online. Anywhere You Are. No Required Campus Visits.

Thank you for choosing the University of Iowa to complete your online degree program!

The Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) and Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) degree programs are designed to allow you to complete the entire process online.  You can apply, complete orientation, meet with your advisor, register, access your courses, and take most exams completely online.

We hope you choose to come to the Iowa City campus to walk across the stage at commencement, but it’s not required.  You’re always welcome to come explore campus and Iowa City, take courses, meet with your advisor, attend a cultural, art, or sports event, or to take advantage of additional resources.

What does it mean to complete your online BAS or BLS degree at the UI?

  • Your University of Iowa degree can be done 100% online.
  • You earn a fully accredited University of Iowa bachelors degree.
  • You learn from nationally recognized faculty and instructors who are leaders in their field.
  • You have a dedicated team of advisors, registration staff, and technology experts with decades of experience helping students complete their degree in an online environment.
  • Your course schedule follows a traditional 16-week fall and spring semester, along with summer session 4-, 6-, 8- and 12-week subsession options. 
  • It means you are a Hawkeye!


Whether you new to the University of Iowa or a returning UI student, your adventure starts here! Discover which application is right for you and how to get your BAS or BLS online degree program started.


Would you like to know more about the BAS and BLS online degree programs? How about the BLS Tracks, or optional Emphasis Areas that can be added to your BAS? Did you know that we also have online certificates and minors? To request information, press the button below. 


A fully online undergraduate degree is within your reach!  University College online degree programs provide flexibility, convenience, and affordability. Both the BAS and BLS are interdiciplinary with an ability to tailor learning to fit your needs.


The BAS and BLS Information Sessions are the best way to get a full view of the University College online degree programs. A 30-minute session will provide all you need to know to take your next steps. Register for a session or drop-in.