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Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University office located on the Emmetsburg campus

 

BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY-- LAKES REGION
Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer, Spirit Lake
www.bvu.edu/gps
 

BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY is a four-year educational university. The main campus is located in Storm Lake, Iowa. Buena Vista is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Programs of study are approved by the Iowa Department of Instruction.

EVENING - ONLINE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE at the Lakes Region

For more information, please see a Buena Vista rep at one of the Iowa Lakes campuses.

Degrees offered:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts

Majors:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education*
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Distributive Major:
       General
       Health Services Leadership
       Technology Management**
  • Elementary Education
  • English*
  • Finance and Banking
  • History*
  • Human Services
  • Management - Entrepreneurship Track
  • Management - Human Resource Track
  • Management - Sports Track
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership - Business Emphasis
  • Organizational Leadership - Human Services Emphasis
  • Post Baccalaureate Certification Program
  • Psychology
  • Social Science*

Selected education endorsements are offered in:

  • Middle School Endorsement (5-8)            
  • Pre-Kindergarten / Kindergarten Endorsement                                 
  • Reading Endorsement (5-12)                      
  • Reading Endorsement (K-8)                                                        
  • Special Education Instructional Strategist I Endorsement (5-12)                                
  • Special Education Instructional Strategist I Endorsement (K-8)  
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement (K-12)            
  • Talented and Gifted

* Secondary (5-12) certification option available
**Cooperative program with Iowa Lakes Community College

Certain majors require partial or complete online course work.
 

LOCATIONS

All sites are on Iowa Lakes Community College campuses.

Emmetsburg 
3200 College Drive, Room 555
Emmetsburg, IA  50536
712-749-1960 

Estherville
Career Options Bldg, Rm. 104
300 S. 18th St.
Estherville, IA 51334
712-749-1965 

Spencer
Gateway North 1900 N. Grand Ave, Suite E12
Spencer, IA 51301 
712-749-1970 

Spirit Lake 
800 21st St. Room 126 
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-749-1975 

  
BVU LAKES REGION at Iowa Lakes is one of 16 off-campus programs operated by Buena Vista. Presently over 1500 students are enrolled in these programs. High quality academic programs, dedicated faculty and committed administrators will help you acquire the knowledge and develop the skills you need to reach your life and career goals.

2 + 2 allows for students to complete their four-year degree on the Iowa Lakes Campus by attending the first two years of their program with Iowa Lakes and the final two years with Buena Vista. Transfer students are also accepted into the programs.

THE TERM SYSTEM is designed to meet the needs of busy students with family and career obligations. Six 8-week terms are scheduled each year. Each class meets two evenings per week (on Monday and Thursday), hybrid or online. A full-time student enrolls in two courses per Term (6 semester hours).

FINANCIAL AID is available to Buena Vista University students who qualify. The Site is approved for persons on the GI Bill.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS. Students should possess an A.A. or approved A.S./A.A.S. degree, or 60 semester hours.

Lakes Region Staff

Kelli Larsen
Regional Director
712-749-1973
larsenk@bvu.edu

Peggy Bates
Assistant Director
712-749-1972
batesp@bvu.edu

Sherry Wassom
Advisor
712-749-1971
wassoms@bvu.edu

Emily Hamerlinck
Education Coordinator
712-749-1961
hamerlincke@bvu.edu

Jayne Berends
Financial Specialist
712-749-1967
berendsj@bvu.edu

Drake Swanson
Recruiter
712-749-1976
getstarted@bvu.edu

Questions or comments? Please email us at info@iowalakes.edu or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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