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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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Agency Administration

The agency administration minor is designed to support the administrative responsibilities of individuals working in a smaller human services agency.

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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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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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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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Applied 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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Art Therapy

Prepare for graduate study in art therapy with coursework in art, psychology, and social work. Pursue a career in various settings including hospitals, mental health centers, special education, 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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Athletic Training, 3+2 Program

Earn your undergraduate and graduate degrees in just 5 years with this athletic training dual degree with Drake University.

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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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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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Client Centered

BVU’s client centered minor is designed for individuals who work directly with clients in human services-related agencies.

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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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Criminology and Criminal Justice

Study criminal events, the correctional system, and the people involved with the system. Pursue a career in law enforcement, probation & parole, social services, juvenile justice, or correctional facilities.

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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 and Training

BVU's education & training minor supports individuals involved in training in human services agencies and related organizations.

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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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Exploratory Program

Discover your true interests and passions before choosing a major or career path in this unique program.

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Gender and Women Studies

Develop an understanding of women and other marginalized groups by considering perspectives of the past, present, and future.

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General – Distributive Major

Customize your bachelor’s degree and take the courses you want in a program you design yourself with faculty mentorship.

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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 with Teaching Licensure (K-8 & 5-12)

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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Health Services Leadership

Be prepared to lead in the fast-changing world of health care as you study the factors that affect the work of health care professionals.

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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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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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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 - Clinical 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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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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Political Science

Put your ambitions to work while gaining an understanding of public problems and potential solutions. Benefit from world-class internships, travel, and engaging discussions.

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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-Law

Gain substantive knowledge of the law and develop the skills most important to success in law school including logical and analytical reasoning, research, critical thinking, and communication.

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Psychology

Study the cognition and behavior of humans and animals from an empirical, research-based perspective. Prepare for a career in mental illness, criminal behavior, and more.

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Rehabilitation Health Sciences

Prepare for a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or athletic training. Learn the basics and gain hands-on skills which can be applied in a variety of healthcare settings.

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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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Social Innovation

This minor is designed to heighten students’ abilities and commitments to collaboratively work across community contexts and structures to achieve a civic aim.

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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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Social Work

Learn to help people by looking at the challenges of their lives and bring about change by identifying their strengths. Prepare for a career in child welfare, healthcare, and more.

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Sociology

BVU’s sociology courses analyze human social behavior from the humanistic and objective viewpoints. The study of sociology encourages students to see the individual’s role in the larger cultural setting.

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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

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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Special Education – Instructional Strategist I Endorsement with Teaching Licensure (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 – Instructional Strategist I Endorsement with Teaching Licensure (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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Special Education Endorsement – Instructional Strategist II: Intellectual Disabilities (K-12)

Grow your professional knowledge and skills in supporting learners with intellectual disabilities in various academic settings. This program will prepare you to address academic and functional skills for students with more profound intellectual disabilities with a focus on increasing independence and appropriate academic proficiency.

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Special Education Endorsement – Instructional Strategist II: Behavior Disorders/Learning Disabilities (K-12)

Develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to serve students with more significant behavior disorders and learning disabilities in K-12 school setting. Prepare to work with students in supported inclusion, pull-out, and self-contained settings.

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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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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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