Within your Reach | Distance and Online Education
The University of Iowa
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It is never too late to achieve your educational goals and finish what you've started.  The University of Iowa's degree completion programs are designed for busy adults balancing professional growth and busy lives. We combine leading-edge technology and support with nationally recognized faculty to provide the best educational experience possible. 

Both the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) and the Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) allow the flexibility you need.  Degree programs are offered online and are available on a full- or part-time schedule, designed to help you advance your career with course work relevant to your professional goals.

Key features of each program 

Bachelor of Liberal Studies

  • Designed for students who have earned credit from Iowa or other institutions
  • Choose from business-focused tracks to shape your program

Bachelor of Applied Studies 

  • Designed for community college graduates
  • First program in Iowa to accept Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) course credit in full 

Both degree programs provide easy access to a program advisor ready to support you throughout the process.

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