BVU Estherville

At Iowa Lakes Community College

Convenient, affordable courses. Seamless credit transfers. Online, face-to-face, and blended learning formats.

Buena Vista University Spencer was established in 1976 in partnership with Iowa Lakes Community College. The partnership with Iowa Lakes Community College expanded to include programs in Estherville in 1994, Spirit Lake in 1996 and Emmetsburg in 1997.

Accounting Major
Agency Administration Minor
All Social Science Interdisciplinary Package with Teaching Licensure (5-12) Teacher Certification
Bachelor of Applied Studies Bachelor of Applied Studies
BASc Applied Management Major Bachelor of Applied Science
Business Minor
Business Major
Business Education with Teaching Licensure (5-12) Major
Business: Entrepreneurship Major
Business: Human Resource Management Major
Business: Marketing Major
Business: Sport Business Major
Client Centered Minor
Criminology and Criminal Justice Major
Criminology and Criminal Justice Minor
Education & Training Minor
Educational Studies Major
Elementary Education Major
English Minor
English Major
English Language Arts for Secondary Education Major
English with Teaching Licensure (5-12) Major
Exceptional Student Service and Instruction (Special Education) Major
General Major
Health Services Leadership Major
History Minor
History Major
History with Teaching Licensure (5-12) Major
Human Services Major
Middle School Endorsement (5-8) Teacher Endorsement
Organizational Leadership Major
Post Baccalaureate Certification Program Teacher Certification
Pre-Kindergarten / Kindergarten Endorsement Teacher Endorsement
Psychology Minor
Psychology Major
Reading Endorsement (5-12) Teacher Endorsement
Reading Endorsement (K-8) Teacher Endorsement
Secondary Education Licensure Teacher Certification
Social Science for Secondary Education Major
Social Science with Teaching Licensure (5-12) Major
Sociology Minor
Sociology with Teaching Licensure 5-12 Minor
Special Education Instructional Strategist I Endorsement (5-12) Teacher Endorsement
Special Education Instructional Strategist I Endorsement (K-8) Teacher Endorsement
Special Education Instructional Strategist II Endorsement Significant Support Needs - Cognitive (K-12) Teacher Endorsement
Special Instructional Strategist II Endorsement Significant Support Needs - Behavior (K-12) Teacher Endorsement
Technology Management Major
Transfer to BVU Estherville

Many colleges have full articulation agreements with Buena Vista University. Students who have completed an approved associate's degree at these colleges can seamlessly move on to complete a bachelor's degree through Buena Vista University.

BVU has full articulation agreements with these colleges:

  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Ellsworth Community College
  • Iowa Central Community College
  • Indian Hills Community College
  • Iowa Lakes Community College
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Marshalltown Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Minnesota West Community & Technical College
  • North Iowa Area Community College
  • Southwestern Community College
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College

Conveniently located near: Emmetsburg, Iowa; Estherville, Iowa; Spencer, Iowa; Spirit Lake, Iowa; Okoboji, Iowa; Sheldon, Iowa; Algona, Iowa; Jackson, Minnesota; Worthington, Minnesota

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Buena Vista University–Estherville
300 S. 18th Street
Estherville, Iowa 51334


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