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With a degree in English, you will study the language, stories, and poetry that shape our lives. English students sharpen their communication skills and explore literature, critical theory, cultural studies, and creative writing. Prepare for careers in a world shaped increasingly by the powers of text, imagination, and tale.

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BVU’s agricultural business program provides training from industry experts in agricultural business administration and rural entrepreneurship. Apply today!

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Designed for students who have an interest in an education-oriented career beyond becoming a licensed teacher.

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An elementary education major prepares future teachers to teach grades kindergarten through six.

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

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The heart of our program is the deep connections and valuable training that students experience during a summer course at BVU and a weekly live video class.

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    BVU’s master’s in school counseling equips you to make a difference in elementary, middle, and high schools. Professional school counselors promote growth, enhance learning, and contribute to student success.

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      Students majoring in physical education and coaching learn in a variety of contexts including micro teaching within classrooms in area school districts,...

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      Become the numbers expert you’re made to be when you learn to develop, interpret, and communicate data in any organizational setting.

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      Education Bachelor’s Degree Program The English language arts for secondary education program will prepare pre-service teachers to enter the teaching field...

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      BVU’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in agricultural studies provides further educational opportunity for students who have earned an AAS or AS.

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      Students who major in digital media are prepared to become professional multimedia storytellers.

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      In light of the nation’s changing and ever-evolving health needs, BVU’s exercise science health education degree with teaching licensure minor prepares students to be outstanding health educators in the K-8 or 5-12 classroom.

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      The graphic design major prepares students to practice graphic design professionally in print, interactive, and motion design.

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      The Spanish major enables students to become better communicators and more globally aware citizens.

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      BVU’s kinesiology and exercise science bachelor’s degree provides students with a comprehensive and proactive academic and clinical education so that they can seek careers in a wide variety of health-related professions.

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      Theatre and media performance students become proficient problem-solvers by learning all aspects of theatre, including acting and directing, design and technical theatre, and theatre management—all while exploring specific vocational goals.

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      At BVU, the experience and practice of the visual arts is an interdisciplinary pursuit.

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      Secondary education students find their passion in a certifiable teaching subject with their desire to become a licensed educator in grades 5-12.

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      With strong foundational classes, BVU’s business major offers concentrations in management, marketing, sports business, ...

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      Animation students begin their academic career by building a foundation in traditional art and then focusing on advanced courses in the art of animated storytelling.

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      The pre-professional art therapy major prepares students to apply to graduate programs in art therapy.

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      Physics majors at BVU get a lot of one-on-one time and group interactions with expert professors.

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      The music major is divided into two categories: instrumental and vocal performance and instrumental and vocal education.

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      The master’s in organizational leadership provides the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively lead people in an ever-changing work environment and can be completed in as few as 1.5 years.

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      As a pre-engineering student at BVU, you’ll have access to a dual degree engineering program partnered with Washington University in St. Louis.

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      With the explosion of electronic devices and Internet access, music and video is used by just about everyone.

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      BVU’s agricultural science program prepares students for successful careers in agriculture through concentrations in agronomy and animal science.

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      Learn how to tune yourself to the important relationship building that happens through our interactions with others.

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      Arts management students are presented with opportunities that sharpen their artistic skill and deepen their understanding of art, theatre, or music.

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      Whether in business, politics, sports, or the arts, effective communication campaigns are the foundation of success.

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      The biomedical sciences bachelor’s degree program is fundamentally focused on the health sciences as a whole but leaves ample room for development of outside interests that enhance an application for professional schools.

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      A computer science degree prepares you for a career in software development, computer security, robotics, information technology, and more.

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      Corporate math teaches you the quantitative, analytical, and critical thinking skills needed to excel in today’s data-driven corporate environment.

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      The environmental science degree combines the disciplines of biological science, conservation science, and physical science into an integrated approach of studying the environment and the world around us.

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      Learn from biology and exercise science faculty who will help prepare you for careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or athletic training.

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      Become the numbers expert you’re made to be when you learn to develop, interpret, and communicate data in any organizational setting.

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      BVU’s writing studies minor encourages students to view writing in terms of practice, process, and product in order to strengthen their abilities to respond to a variety of rhetorical situations.

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

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      Develop exceptional professional competency by studying biology at BVU.

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      This online master’s in special education program is intended to advance the skills of practicing professionals.

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      BVU offers two tracks in chemistry — professional and liberal arts — so that you can customize your career path or continue on to graduate school.

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      At BVU the experience and practice of the visual arts is an interdisciplinary pursuit.

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      The online Master of Education – Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction program provides four tracks designed for working teachers seeking to advance their career in the classroom.

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      Learning Made Personal

      At BVU, you’ll have a personalized learning experience, whether you’re a freshman, transfer student, graduate student, or completing your bachelor’s degree. Undecided on a major? Start out in our one-of-a-kind Exploratory Program and find your passion with the guidance of our dedicated staff.

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      BVU makes degree completion seamless, no matter how long it’s been since you’ve been in college. Take classes online or at one of our sites across Iowa with a combination of face-to-face and online formats.

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      A Life-Changing Investment

      Our Financial Assistance staff is committed to making college affordable. The majority of BVU students receive financial aid, with many receiving grants or merit-based scholarships as well. Learn More About Financial Assistance or see Tuition and Costs.

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      Advance Your Career

      Graduate Degrees that Go Beyond

      Our online and hybrid programs help you achieve your professional goals with minimal interruption to your life. You will learn from faculty who care and gain the expertise you need to be an expert in your field.

      Impacting Iowa's rural revival

      Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

      The Donald F. and Charlene K. Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship is a place where new businesses will grow as jobs are created. Through the Center, new businesses will launch, jobs will be created, individuals will be empowered to define their future, and the ethical business leaders of tomorrow will be educated.

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      See Campus for Yourself

      Beaver Visit Grant

      High school seniors and college transfer students: receive a $1,000 per year award when you make an official BVU visit to our Storm Lake campus before March 31, 2020.

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