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Liberal Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #161 (BCR) Iowa City, IA, United States
The University of Iowa’s Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) allows you to earn a University of Iowa bachelor’s degree from a distance. The BLS emphasizes workplace and leadership skills, and is designed for adults balancing professional growth and busy lives.
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Overview

If you have accumulated 24 or more credit hours from an accredited institution but haven’t earned your bachelor’s degree, an online Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree may be just be the right fit to help you meet your personal and career goals. 

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (B.L.S.), offered by The University of Iowa, is designed for students who have earned college credit at a regionally accredited institution and would like to complete a bachelor's degree by distance education. The degree may be completed completely online or through a combination of on-site and online course work. Students may earn credit toward the degree with a selection of several types of courses, including semester-based online courses, extension courses at sites throughout Iowa, and regular session on-campus courses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Popular Music: Rock and Roll to 1980
  • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Sexuality in the United States
  • Introduction to Assistive Technology
  • Citizenship in a Multicultural Society
  • Human Sexuality, Diversity, and Society

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    530

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Submit an application
  • Pay the $80 application fee
  • Upload your academic records
  • If your first language is not English: Have the testing agency send us your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score, if applicable, based on our English Proficiency Requirements.
Have your ACT or SAT score sent to us by the testing agency if:
  • You completed secondary school in the United States
  • You are applying for direct admission to the Tippie College of Business, the College of Engineering, or the University of Iowa Honors Program
  • You plan to apply for scholarships (some awards require an ACT or SAT score)
  • Our institution code for ACT is 1356; our institution code for SAT is 6681

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31793 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31793 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9830 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Iowa City

  • 1187 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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