Bachelor of Applied Studies
University of Iowa

Program Details

In the online Bachelor of Applied Studies degree program from the University of Iowa, you'll have the opportunity to select a variety of courses in thematic areas called Distribution Areas, as opposed to earning a traditional major:

  • Humanities Distribution Area
  • Communication & Arts Distribution Area
  • Natural Sciences & Math Distribution Area
  • Social Sciences Distribution Area
  • Professional Fields Distribution Area

The BAS also offers four optional Emphasis Areas if you'd like to focus your studies:

  • Creative Writing
  • Human Relations
  • Justice Studies
  • Political Science


  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission