Agricultural Studies degree - two semesters in Ames


Did you know that you can complete your BS in Agricultural Studies from Iowa State University and only spend two semesters in Ames?  ISU has partnered with both Northwest Iowa Community College and Western Iowa Tech Community College in offering this unique degree option. Take two years of Agriculture classes at one of the two community colleges, two semesters of online through Iowa State, and two semesters in Ames and get the same degree at about half the cost!  Find out more -

UNI offering Bachelor of Arts in Technology Management

University of Northern Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for the Technology Management Bachelor of Arts degree program, for a new cohort beginning this fall. This program is designed for graduates of career and technical programs from Iowa’s community colleges and focuses on industry while incorporating an applied approach to critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills.“The Technology Management program is a great program for students at a distance that would like to add on to their AAS degree and get into higher management or technical positions,” said Ali Kashef, program coordinator.Courses are offered entirely online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. The program also uses a cohort model in which students move together through the coursework, with the degree to be awarded in the spring of 2020. To learn more about this program and how to apply, visit

UNI Educator Workshop in Siouxland


A one-hour UNI credit workshop, Helping Students Protect the Environment and Live Well, is being held as a two-part workshop. Part one is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17. Part two will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. Both will be held at the Center for Outdoor Learning in Hinton, which is 12 miles from Sioux City.  See more information at: 

New Distance Degree Programs, Certificates, and Professional Development Offerings Available from Your Regents Universities!

New Master of Social Work from UNI

University of Northern Iowa

Rollout of the New Master of Social Work Distance Education Program

The UNI Department of Social Work is excited to announce that the MSW distance education program will admit it's first cohort of students in January, 2016. This distance education program is for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in social work. Applications will be accepted up until October 1, 2015. For those who are interested, please visit this Continuing Education website.

Art Education master’s degree program

University of Northern Iowa

New cohort program to begin Fall 2015 Intended for educational professionals, this program provides a comprehensive and contemporary orientation to the study and practice of art education. Designed for PK-12 art educators, this program is delivered on a cohort basis and completed in five consecutive semesters, six hours of credit each semester.  All courses are offered entirely at a distance using a combination of Adobe Connect, and online via eLearning.  Courses meeting in the fall and spring semesters are taught in eight-week modules on Wednesday evenings. For more information visit

Southwest Iowa Educational Partnership Ribbon Cutting

Officials cutting ribbon at SWIEP reception
Officials cutting ribbon at SWIEP reception

The new Southwest Iowa Educational Partnership celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and education fair at Iowa Western Community College's Student Center on November 5.  The purpose of the partnership is to expand the distance education opportunities available to students in southwest Iowa.  The partnership brings together Iowa Western Community College, Southwestern Community College, Iowa State University, The University of Iowa, The University of Northern Iowa, and the Southwest Iowa Regents Resource Center (SWIRRC).  The goal of making more four-year college degrees available to residents is in accordance with the Iowa Board of Regent's Strategic Plan.

Bachelor of Applied Studies

University of Iowa

Take control of what, when, and where you learn, which is just one of the great aspects of an online Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) from The University of Iowa.

Designed for community college graduates, when you enroll in our BAS program you’ll complete your degree at a distance and at your own pace. No campus visits are required. 

Our BAS program does not call for completion of the traditional academic major. Instead, you can develop an individual program through General Studies or choose from our list of track options, including certificates and areas of emphasis. You also will work with an advisor to develop your own plan of study within the parameters of the degree requirements.

All University of Iowa course work is semester-based so while you may submit your application at any time, you begin course work at the start of the fall (August), spring (January), or summer (May) sessions.

The BAS is an excellent choice if you have an associate's degree and would like to earn your bachelor's degree at a distance.

  Is the BAS right for you? Keep reading to find out!