BVU–Ottumwa

Indian Hills Community College Site

At this time, we strongly urge all online and hybrid students to follow the CDC's social distancing recommendations. Instead of visiting site locations, please call 712.749.1000 or email online@bvu.edu for any questions, concerns, or advisement needs. 

Complete your bachelor’s degree by enrolling in one of our programs at BVU Ottumwa. We offer convenient, affordable courses delivered in online and distance learning formats. 

This site is conveniently located near Fairfield, Iowa; Oskaloosa, Iowa; Kirksville, Missouri; Bloomfield, Iowa; Keosauqua, Iowa; Albia, Iowa; Chariton, Iowa; and Sigourney, Iowa.

Ottumwa Location

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Jen Stockdall

Assistant Director

Call: 712.749.1987
Email: stockdallj@bvu.edu

Buena Vista University–Ottumwa
525 Grandview Avenue, Room 149
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
ottumwa@bvu.edu
712.749.1980

  • 2019-2020 Term Dates

Programs Offered at BVU-Ottumwa

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

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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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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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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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BVU’s applied management major is designed to provide a quicker solution to desired job advancement...

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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 712.749.1980 to see how your credits will transfer.

See How Your Credits Transfer

In 2018, the median of bachelor’s degree holders earned

$1,344 more per month

than those with only associate degrees.

- U.S. Dept. of Labor

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