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Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University office located on the Emmetsburg campus

 

BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY-- LAKES & PRAIRIES GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES SITE
Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer, Spirit Lake
 

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 & Prairies Sites

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

Degrees offered:

  • Bachelor of Applied Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts

Majors:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Business Education*
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Distributive Major:
       General
       Health Services Leadership
       Human Services
       Health Care Administration**
       Technology Management**
  • Elementary Education
  • English*
  • Finance and Banking
  • History*
  • 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.

* 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

   Mailing address:
   P.O. Box 452
   Emmetsburg, IA  50536 
 

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

   Mailing address:
   P.O. Box 135 
   Estherville, IA 51334 
 

Spencer
Gateway North 1900 N. Grand Ave, Suite 8
Spencer, IA 51301 
712-749-1970

   Mailing address:
   P.O. Box 245 
   Spencer, IA 51301 
 

Spirit Lake 
2008 Hill Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-749-1975

   Mailing address:
   P.O. Box 24
   Spirit Lake, IA 51360 
 

  
LAKES & PRAIRIES SITE at Iowa Lakes is one of 11 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), or 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. 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.

STUDENT ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST/ADVISOR

Emily Hamerlinck
Emmetsburg
712-749-1961
hamerlincke@bvu.edu

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

Lottie Classon
Spirit Lake
712-749-1976
classonl@bvu.edu

EDUCATION COORDINATOR/ADVISOR

Monica Welander
Estherville 
712-749-1966
welanderm@bvu.edu

Angie Vaughan
Academic & Program Development Manager
712-749-1967
vaughana@bvu.edu

Peggy Bates
Enrollment Manager
712-749-1972
batesp@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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