Bachelor of Applied Studies

University of Iowa

Take control of what, when, and where you learn, which is just one of the great aspects of an online Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) from The University of Iowa. Designed for community college graduates, when you enroll in our BAS program you’ll complete your degree at a distance and at your own pace. No campus visits are required.  Our BAS program does not call for completion of the traditional academic major. Instead, you can develop an individual program through General Studies or choose from our list of track options, including certificates and areas of emphasis.

Youth Development Online Program

Iowa State University

The Master of Family and Consumer Sciences—Youth Development degree program is a 36-credit, web-based program that has its roots in Positive Youth Development. Rather than focusing solely on corrective measures, a Positive Youth Development approach equips individuals in the second decade of life with the skill set necessary for a successful transition into adulthood. A Youth Development Specialist Graduate Certificate and Youth Program Management and Evaluation Graduate Certificate are also available.

SWIRRC and the Southwest Iowa Education Parnership (SWIEP) welcome Dr. Hero!


Michael Hero

Dr. Michael Hero has joined the team in southwest Iowa. In conjunction with his role with SWIRRC, Dr. Hero holds positions in the Department of Mathematics at The University of Iowa and at Iowa Western Community College. Dr. Hero will teach “The History of Mathematics” for The University of Iowa and “Differential Equations” for Iowa Western Community College during the Fall 2013 semester.