U of I/Buena Vista at NIACC

The University of Iowa and Buena Vista University have college representatives on the NIACC campus to assist students in the transfer process.

The University of Iowa

Earn a Uof I Degree at NIACC

Don Kamps, Partnership Coordinator for NIACC and the University of Iowa, is located on the NIACC Campus to help make the transfer process easier for students. Don assists students who want to transfer to Iowa after completing an associate degree at NIACC or assists students with obtaining a bachelor’s degree through one of the following U of I online degree programs. If transferring to the University of Iowa, please make sure to check the Articulation Agreement/Transfer Information page for course/program information.

Contact: Don Kamps (641-422-4298)

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN):
visit our website at and make your request for a transcript evaluation; or contact Cheri Doggett, RN-BSN Program Coordinator (

Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) AAS,AA,AS Graduates

Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) AA Graduates

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) AA Graduates

Three certificates are available as a part of the BLS or BAS degrees.

  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Health

Four Areas of Emphasis are available:

  • Creative Writing
  • Human Relations
  • Justice Studies
  • Political Science

Master of Arts – Strategic Communication (MASC)

Buena Vista University:

Buena Vista University has worked in partnership with NIACC since 1984. NIACC students have a seamless transfer to Buena Vista University. BVU accepts up to 68 credit hours from the community college.

Students that transfer in their AA degree have satisfied all general education requirements with Buena Vista University. The BVU office is located in the Activity Center on the NIACC campus. Buena Vista University has 6 term starts dates throughout the year along with 8 week terms. Students are able to attend either face-to-face or hybrid evening courses along with online courses depending on their major of study.

Bachelor’s Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Bachelor of Applied Studies
  • BASc Applied Management
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education with Teaching Licensure (5-12)
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Educational Studies
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English with Teaching Licensure (5-12)
  • Exceptional Student Service and Instruction (Special Education)
  • Finance and Banking
  • General (Distributive)
  • Health Services Leadership
  • History
  • History with Teaching Licensure (5-12)
  • Human Services
  • Management
    • Entrepreneurship Track
    • Human Resources Track
    • Sports Management Track
  • Organizational Leadership
    • Business Emphasis
    • Human Services Emphasis
  • Post Baccalaureate Certification Program
  • Psychology
  • Social Science for Secondary Education
  • Social Science with Teaching Licensure (5-12)

*Selected education endorsements are available.

Master’s degrees in:

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (Online only)
  • Master of Education- Exceptional Student Services and Instruction (Special Education)
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Science in Education- Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Science in Education- Professional School Counseling

*Selected graduate education endorsements available.

Contact: Buena Vista University, Mason City Center (712-749-1950),