2012-13 General Catalog
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 a program leading to the Bachelor of Applied Studies (B.A.S.), which is designed for graduates of community college technical programs who wish to complete a bachelor's degree by distance education. The B.A.S. provides alternatives to traditional majors. Students work with their advisors to plan their own emphasis areas, which may help them advance in their chosen careers, begin new careers, or prepare for graduate or professional study.
The college also offers undergraduate certificate programs in human rights, leadership studies, nonprofit management, and sustainability.
Some University College programs are designed to smooth entering students' transition to college life, such as College Success Initiatives and First-Year Programs, or to provide opportunities for populations underrepresented in the sciences and engineering, such as Iowa Biosciences Advantage.
Lifetime Leisure Skills courses in a broad range of sport and fitness activities are offered through University College, as are special courses for student orientation advisors, residence hall assistants, fraternity and sorority community leaders, and students who design web sites for University departments and offices.
The University's Reserve Officer Training Corps programs, Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) and Military Science (Army ROTC), reside in University College.
In addition, University College offers courses in several precollege programs: the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education, the Center for Diversity & Enrichment, the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, the Secondary Student Training Program, and University of Iowa Upward Bound.
Courses offered through University College programs are taught by University of Iowa faculty and staff members.
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Updated January 2013