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Accounting

Prepare to develop, interpret, and communicate financial data for business reporting and decision making. Focus on analysis and problem-solving applications and develop into a financial leader.

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Agricultural Business

Prepare for a successful career in agriculture through training in agricultural business administration and rural entrepreneurship.

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Agricultural Science

Choose a concentration in agronomy or animal science and learn to apply scientific principles to agriculture and related fields. Graduates can pursue careers in veterinary medicine, food science, water quality, and more.

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All Social Science Interdisciplinary Package with Teaching Licensure (5-12)

Become a high-quality middle school or high school teacher with a comprehensive knowledge of social science disciplines. Earn a degree and Iowa State certification for grades 5-12.

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Animation

Art meets technology in this degree that prepares you to tell stories through animation. Pursue a career in studio animation, the gaming industry, the music industry, or advertising.

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Art Education

This degree qualifies you to apply for state licensure to teach art to grades K-12. Gain hands-on training in art and teaching practices in the areas of ceramics, painting, sculpture, and more.

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Arts Management

Choose from three tracks: music, theatre, or visual art. Study at the intersection of art, business, and communication and prepare to lead in the field.

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Bachelor of Applied Studies

Designed for those with an associate degree, this generalized program allows you to customize your coursework according to career path and complete your bachelor’s degree online or on campus.

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Bachelor of Applied Science in Management

Be prepared to lead in a variety of settings in this interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree program that trains students to develop strong business, leadership, and communication skills.

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Biochemistry

Study biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics to prepare for a career in pharmacy, forensics, medicine, agribusiness, and more.

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Biology

Gain valuable research skills and build expertise in the science of life. Graduates apply their degree in medicine, research labs, fish and wildlife agencies, forensics, and more.

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Biomedical Sciences

Choose from 13 tracks in this pre-professional medical degree.

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Business

Gain a foundation in business with rigorous coursework and field experience. Choose from 5 tracks: Agricultural Business, Financial Decision Making, Management, Marketing, or Sport Business.

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Chemistry

Get a solid base in general, organic, and physical chemistry. Pursue a career in healthcare, academia, the ethanol industry, and more.

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Communication Studies

Learn to express ideas with excellence. Become an expert in the art of effective messaging in the contexts of business, arts, politics, and others. Pursue a career in sales, event planning, nonprofit management, and more.

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Computer Science

Learn mathematical concepts and programming languages to model and solve problems with logic and creativity in this high-demand degree. Choose from three specialized tracks: Math, Systems, or IT.

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Corporate Mathematics

Earn a cross-disciplinary degree at the intersection of business and applied math. Learn to succeed in data-driven corporate environments.

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Digital Media

Learn to become a professional storyteller using tools like audio, digital photo, text, and publishing. Choose from 6 tracks: communication, design, performance, music production, digital media programming, and business.

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Education Endorsements

Education students choose from 12 endorsements to specialize their degree and increase their success in the classroom.

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Educational Studies

Gain a theoretical background to better understand learners and approaches to teaching. Prepare for non-traditional educational roles such as youth work, counseling, educational publishing, and more.

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Elementary Education

Prepare for a career as a teacher for grades K-6. Customize your degree through endorsements related to an age group, type of learner, or subject area.

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English

Sharpen your communication skills, and explore literature, critical theory, cultural studies, and creative writing to prepare for careers in a world shaped by the powers of text and story.

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English Language Arts for Secondary Education

Prepare to become a teacher of English/language arts in high school or middle school settings. This program puts you on track to earn your certification as an English teacher in Iowa.

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English with Teaching Licensure (5-12)

Gain mastery of literature, language, and writing while you earn your Iowa teaching licensure. Graduate ready to teach grades 5-12 in English and the language arts.

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Environmental Science

Earn a degree in the combined disciplines of biological science, conservation science, and physical science. Get prepared with the skills to solve environmental problems and challenges.

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Exceptional Student Service and Instruction (Special Education)

Gain the skills and/or endorsement you need to become a teacher of students with special needs. BVU offers the only Special Education major in the state of Iowa.

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Graphic Design

Learn to practice graphic design professionally in print, interactive, and motion design. Focus on critical thinking and discovery to solve design challenges.

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Health Education/Exercise Science

Become an expert in instructing proper diets and exercises to prevent chronic diseases and health issues. Prepare to be an outstanding health educator in the K-8 or 5-12 classroom.

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History

Focus on the human story and its impact on future generations. Learn how to research, critically evaluate and analyze, and create a new and compelling story.

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History with Teaching Licensure (5-12)

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to teach the complex aspects of world history to young adults grades 5-12. Benefit from extensive real-world classroom teaching experience and prepare for licensure.

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Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Gain a comprehensive and proactive academic and clinical education and prepare for a career in a wide variety of health-related professions.

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Master of Arts – Organizational Leadership

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively lead people in an ever-changing work environment. Can be completed in as few as 1 1/2 years.

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Master of Education – Special Education

Combine science, theory, and hands-on field and classroom experience while building a professional network of your own in this online program.

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Master of Education – Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction

Choose from 4 specialized master’s tracks designed for working educators, including Teaching Technology Integration — an emphasis focused on creating digital learning environments for the STEM generation.

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Master of Science in Education – Mental Health Counseling

This two-year program enhances the skills of professionals with the goal of becoming effective mental health counselors.

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Master of Science in Education – Professional School Counseling

Become equipped to make a difference in elementary, middle, and high schools in this tight-knit cohort program.

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Mathematics

Prepare for a career that requires problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, comfort working with data, sound logical and quantitative reasoning skills, the ability to think abstractly, and more.

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Endorsement

Middle School Endorsement (5-8)

Prepare to teach middle school students in two of 4 specialized concentrations with this endorsement. Combine with either elementary or secondary level teaching certification.

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Music

Choose from either a performance or education track in vocal and instrumental music. Prepare for a career as a professional musician or learn to educate the next generation of performers.

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Music Production and Technology

Learn to create audio and video and work with live musicians in various settings. Choose from two tracks: Film Scoring/Audio for Video Games or Business.

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Organizational Leadership

Put your professional experience to work in this leadership-focused major that will provide you with the tools to succeed in administrative roles within businesses and human service organizations.

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Physical Education and Coaching

Learn the methodology of teaching P.E. and coaching student athletes. Practice teaching in a number of different settings even before student teaching.

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Physics

Master the basic principles that govern the workings of the universe. Develop an understanding of nature and problem-solving abilities to serve you well in any technical field.

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Endorsement

Post Baccalaureate Certification Program

Earn your secondary teacher certification in this Iowa-state approved program designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in an approved specialty area such as English, Mathematics, and more.

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Pre-Engineering

Complete three years at BVU and two years at Washington State University in St. Louis, Missouri, (WUST) in this unique cohort program.

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Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Endorsement

Make an impact on the youngest students of the next generation with an endorsement that qualifies you to teach preschool or kindergarten. Must be combined with an elementary education degree and endorsement.

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Reading Endorsement (K-8)

Prepare the next generation of readers with this endorsement available to those pursuing an elementary education degree.

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Scientific Illustration

Learn to blend an understanding of science and artistic skill and produce illustrations for the scientific and healthcare communities.

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Secondary Education

Choose your passion from one of 21 certifiable teaching subjects and prepare to excel as a licensed educator in grades 5-12.

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Secondary Education Licensure

Follow your calling with an endorsement that compliments your previously-earned bachelor’s degree in any of Iowa state’s approved content areas. Make a meaningful career change and become certified to teach.

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Significant Support Needs – Behavior

Enhance your skills of serving students with severe and profound behavior or learning disabilities.

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Significant Support Needs – Cognitive

Enhance your skills of serving students with severe and profound cognitive learning and physical disabilities.

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Social Studies Education Licensure (K-8)

Gain a solid foundation in education while earning your certification to teach K-8 students in the study of human history and the world we inhabit together.

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Social Studies with Teaching Licensure (5-12)

Gain a solid foundation in education while earning your certification to teach older students in the study of human history and the world we inhabit together.

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Spanish

Learn the language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and study foundational literary works in Spanish while learning to write and read effectively through sustained critical thought.

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Special Education

Learn to serve children and young adults with a variety of exceptionalities including learning disabilities, mild to moderate disabilities, behavioral disabilities, and cognitive disabilities.

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Special Education – Comprehensive (K-12)

Learn to combine science, theory, and hands-on field and classroom experience while building a professional network in this high-demand field.

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Special Education – Mild to Moderate Needs 5-12

Gain the knowledge and tools to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities in resource, inclusion, pull-out, and push-in models to students having exceptionalities in the area of mild to moderate disabilities.

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Special Education – Mild to Moderate Needs K-8

Gain the knowledge and tools to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities in resource, inclusion, pull-out, and push-in models to students having exceptionalities in the area of mild to moderate disabilities.

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STEM K-8

Become equipped to educate the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math pros in grades K-8 with this valuable classroom teaching endorsement.

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STEM 5-8

Become equipped to educate the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math pros in grades 5-8 with this valuable classroom teaching endorsement.

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Strategic Public Relations

Choose from four tracks and prepare to enter this dynamic world of serving as co-creators of the public story. Take classes in communication, digital media, and business.

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Studio Art

Building your experience and practice of the visual arts is an interdisciplinary pursuit. Study art history, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, and design in hands-on courses.

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Talented and Gifted Teacher

Enhance your skills as a practicing professional in the area of talented and gifted teaching.

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Teaching English as Second Language

Enhance your skills as a practicing educator in working with linguistically diverse students.

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Theatre and Media Performance

Become a proficient problem-solver in the arts by learning all aspects of theatre, including acting and directing, design and technical theatre, and theatre management.

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Writing Studies

Build your writing practice, process, and product and strengthen your abilities to respond to a variety of rhetorical situations. Prepare for graduate programs and the workplace.

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Agricultural Studies – Bachelor of Applied Science

Develop solid agricultural science and agricultural business backgrounds while taking only the necessary general education courses.

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Educational Studies

Gain a theoretical background to better understand learners and approaches to teaching. Prepare for non-traditional educational roles such as youth work, counseling, educational publishing, and more.

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Post Baccalaureate Certification Program

Earn your secondary teacher certification in this Iowa-state approved program designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in an approved specialty area such as English, Mathematics and more.

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Endorsement

All Social Science Interdisciplinary Package with Teaching Licensure 5-12

Become a high-quality middle school or high school teacher with a comprehensive knowledge of social science disciplines. Earn a degree and Iowa State certification for grades 5-12.

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Middle School Endorsement (5-8)

Prepare to teach middle school students in two of 4 specialized concentrations with this endorsement. Combine with either elementary or secondary level teaching certification.

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Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Endorsement

Make an impact on the youngest students of the next generation with an endorsement that qualifies you to teach preschool or kindergarten. Must be combined with an elementary education degree and endorsement.

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Endorsement

Reading Endorsement (K-8)

Prepare the next generation of readers with this endorsement available to those pursuing an elementary education degree.

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Endorsement

Reading Endorsement (5-12)

Prepare the next generation of readers with this endorsement available to those pursuing an elementary education degree.

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Endorsement

Secondary Education Licensure

Follow your calling with an endorsement that compliments your previously-earned bachelor’s degree in any of Iowa state’s approved content areas. Make a meaningful career change and become certified to teach.

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Endorsement

Significant Support Needs – Behavior

Enhance your skills of serving students with severe and profound behavior or learning disabilities.

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Endorsement

Significant Support Needs – Cognitive

Enhance your skills of serving students with severe and profound cognitive learning and physical disabilities.

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Endorsement

Social Studies Education Licensure (K-8)

Gain a solid foundation in education while earning your certification to teach students K-8 in the study human history and the world we inhabit together.

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Endorsement

Special Education (5-12)

Gain the knowledge and tools to teach students grades 5-12 with mild to moderate disabilities in resource, inclusion, pull-out, and push-in models to students having exceptionalities in the area of mild to moderate disabilities.

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Special Education (K-8)

Gain the knowledge and tools to teach students grades K-8 with mild to moderate disabilities in resource, inclusion, pull-out, and push-in models to students having exceptionalities in the area of mild to moderate disabilities

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Teaching English as Second Language

Enhance your skills as a practicing educator in working with linguistically diverse students.

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Agricultural Studies – Bachelor of Applied Science

Develop solid agricultural science and agricultural business backgrounds while taking only the necessary general education courses.

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Human Services

Gain an integrated understanding of ways to care for others in a variety of settings with this interdisciplinary degree that includes coursework in psychology and sociology.

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Business Education with Teaching Licensure (5-12)

Help young people master business skills with a degree that prepares you to teach aspects of accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing.

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