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?


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


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


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

Online & Hybrid


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.

    Hybrid Learning

    Hybrid courses combine the benefit of live ​video instruction with the convenience of online learning. Students meet once weekly via Zoom to engage with instructors and classmates on assignments and coursework. In addition to a weekly class, hybrid students complete their coursework online and receive personalized advisement from local BVU site staff.

      Transfer to BVU

      BVU has transfer agreements with Iowa’s community colleges, helping you get the most out of your hard-earned credits.

      Contact an academic 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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      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 BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your education, special education, or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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