General – Distributive Degree

Bachelor's Degree Program

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. BVU’s general program allows students to design, propose, and seek approval for their own unique program of study. Take the courses that point you toward your goals and get the help you need to make sure your major matches the rationale for a degree. 

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Why should I choose a distributive major?

Impress

Designing your own major shows future employers that you know what you want and are willing to think outside of the box. 

Own

You can take ownership of your education by exploring all your possible options before you commit to one. 

Thrive

You can explore all of your interests without having to add a minor or double major. 

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Learn Completely Online

Earn your general distributive degree at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. With one click, you can view assignments and grades, set up appointments with specialized tutors around the clock, access the student lounge, engage in group discussions, or contact professors. Get the BVU experience on your schedule, wherever you are.

    Learn at a BVU Site

    You can earn your general distributive degree without leaving your community. BVU partners with Iowa community colleges throughout the state so you can take classes in person with expert faculty in a supportive environment.

      Transfer to BVU

      100 percent of associate degrees from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!

      Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

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      General – Distributive Courses

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      Financial Aid & Scholarships

      We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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      Faculty

      Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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      Transfer Your Credits

      Do you have previously earned credits or an associate’s degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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      Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

       

      With the Plus One program, you can earn your master’s in organizational leadership within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s in applied studies. 

       

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