With over 65 bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and endorsements, you will find your path at Buena Vista University. Think of your future degree as a set of tools — and BVU as your place to start building. From science, to business, to education, to arts — you can find and customize your ideal academic experience here. Learn in person, online, or both.
Gain the skills and knowledge to teach agriculture science and business for traditional classrooms, as well as Extension and virtual environments. Spread your passion for agriculture on to the next generation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not sure exactly what you want to study? It’s time to explore! BVU’s unique exploratory program gives you the chance to discover your true interests and passions before choosing a major or career path.
Designed for students who are undecided on a major or whose academic interests do not coincide with a single department or discipline, this interdisciplinary major offers an exciting student-designed alternative.
The health services leadership major combines a knowledge base in management, psychology, social work, and sociology so that students gain a broad understanding of the factors that affect everyday operations of care givers.
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.
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.
As a pre-law major at BVU, you’ll gain a competitive edge through engaging courses taught by expert faculty, co-curricular activities, internships, leadership opportunities, and unique professional development experiences.
Special Education serves children and young adults with a variety of exceptionalities including learning disabilities, mild to moderate disabilities, behavioral disabilities, and cognitive disabilities.
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.
Our approach to education is rooted in the Midwest — with eyes on the future and hands in the world. BVU academics will prepare you to be a force for betterment in Iowa and beyond through learning that transforms and mentorship that instills confidence. Get ready to build something amazing.