University College is home to a wide range of programs for University of Iowa students and precollege students. It includes major college-level programs such as the University of Iowa Honors Program, Study Abroad, Career Center Programs, and study at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory.
University College offers the Bachelor of Applied Studies (B.A.S.) degree and the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (B.L.S.) degree. Both programs enable students to complete a bachelor's degree by distance education. The B.A.S., which is designed for graduates of community colleges and technical programs, provides alternatives to traditional academic majors, permitting students to plan their own emphasis areas in consultation with their advisors. The B.L.S. is a general undergraduate degree without a traditional academic major; students work with their advisors to plan study programs that meet their individual objectives.
The college also offers undergraduate certificate programs in clinical and translational science, leadership studies, nonprofit management, and sustainability. In addition, it is home to summer undergraduate research programs in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), microbiology, and medical scientist training.