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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 & On Site
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.See How Your Credits Transfer
General – Distributive Courses
For students whose academic interests do not coincide with a single department or discipline, the interdisciplinary major offers an exciting student-designed alternative. This major allows you to design, propose, and seek approval for your 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. Please inquire for additional information and for the process for participating in this distributive program with your local advisor, and make your education into what you want it to be.
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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.Request More Info
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.