Buena Vista University introduces Bachelor of Applied Studies Degree

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Buena Vista University (BVU) has introduced a new degree program, Bachelor of Applied Studies, starting this fall.

This program is designed to meet the needs of graduates of community colleges and other accredited institutions who have completed approved associate degrees in science (AS), applied science (AAS) and applied arts (AAA) and want to earn a baccalaureate degree. The program is also open to students who have earned comparable degrees from foreign institutions with which BVU has sister-school agreements.

The degree program is available through the Storm Lake campus and BVU's Professional & Online Studies program which has 14 locations throughout Iowa.

"This new degree-completion program is the result of an in-depth study of the needs of community college graduates who are looking to advance in their careers by earning a bachelor's degree," says BVU President Fred Moore. "We partner with many of Iowa's community colleges in providing our Professional & Online Studies program. This degree will offer the convenience and flexibility to balance the demands of family and career responsibilities of many of our Professional & Online students. This degree will also be available on our Storm Lake Campus."

Students who have the designated associate degrees will have already completed the majority of their major program of study at a community college or other accredited institution. They will come to BVU to finish their general education requirements and complete 36 credit hours at the 300/400 level, which are upper division courses available to BVU juniors and seniors.

For more information about this program, contact BVU Professional & Online Studies at 866.449.7059 or any of its 14 locations (listed at http://www.bvu.edu/learn).

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