About Our College

University College, created in 2005, serves an important role at the University of Iowa, and is an academic home for numerous courses or programs that span across multiple units.

The College offers two bachelor's degrees, the BAS and BLS. These programs allow students who have already received an associate's degree, or who have prior college credit, to earn a four-year degree. We also offer undergraduate certificate programs in: clinical and translational science, leadership studies, nonprofit management, and sustainability. In addition, several K-12 programs are also administered through academics units that are associated with University College. 

University College is committed to the success of all University of Iowa students. This commitment is demonstrated in the programs and services that we offer through Orientation ServicesOn Iowa!Honors at IowaAcademic Support and Retention, Distance and Online Education, Army and Air Force ROTC, IVETs, A. Craig Baird Debate Forum, and the Southeast Iowa Regional STEM Hub.

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