Programs and Studies

A group of people in silhouetteEnterprise Leadership

The Enterprise Leadership major provides an option for students who want to focus on entrepreneurial business leadership. The major presents a unique blend of skills, theory, and content, encouraging students to apply their knowledge and skills to entrepreneurial and growing organizations. The program offers a combination of business and liberal arts approaches and allows students to hone their skills in innovation, entrepreneurship, communication, critical thinking, and leadership. The major in Enterprise Leadership is offered jointly by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center in the Tippie College of Business. The degree is awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Learn more.
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Children working togetherGlobal Health Studies

The Global Health Studies Program offers students the opportunity to pursue a BA, BS, certificate or a minor.  The Global Health Studies certificate program is a stimulating interdisciplinary program, requiring 18 semester hours of study and an international experience during which students address an important global health issue in a systematic way. The program helps prepare students for advanced work or careers in global health, and is available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The minor in Global Health Studies is available to undergraduate students completing a degree program at the University of Iowa and requires the completion of at least 15 s.h. of coursework approved for the Global Health Studies certificate/minor. Each student's plan of study for the minor is developed according to the student's interests and in consultation with a program advisor. Learn more.


Group of Interdepartmental Studies studentsInterdepartmental Studies

The Interdepartmental Studies Program provides an alternative to traditional undergraduate majors. It gives students the opportunity to design an individualized plan of study or to choose a preapproved plan in applied human services, business studies, or health science. Each track includes course work from a variety of departments. Learn more.



A group of International Studies working abroad.International Studies

The International Studies major allows students to integrate theoretical knowledge about broad global processes with in-depth examination of a particular geographical region or a major theme of global significance.  The multidisciplinary curriculum pulls from the social sciences, humanities, arts and the study of world languages to prepare students for jobs in international career sectors such as education, translation/interpreting, non-profits/non-governmental organizations, business and government. Learn more.
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A student standing in front of a monument in South AmericaLatin American Studies

The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) at the University of Iowa is a unique interdisciplinary, international program of study for undergraduate students. Established in 1978, the program fosters cross-disciplinary teaching and research on Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Latin American studies faculty and students use a variety of disciplinary perspectives which include anthropology, art, history, political science, Spanish and Portuguese, and communication studies. The program also sponsors lectures, film series, exhibitions, conferences and round table discussions, works to expand research and teaching in Latin American studies, and brings Latin American studies scholars to campus in order to foster institutional linkages. Learn more.


Protesters in South AmericaLatina/o Studies

The Latina/o Studies minor offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the history, culture, politics, and experiences of Latina/os in the United States. Latina/os are now the largest minority group in the U.S., and by the year 2050 it is expected that approximately one third of the U.S. population will be Latina/o. Latina/o Studies courses introduce peoples that have a long-term presence in the U.S. and in the Midwest, and who are increasingly neighbors, classmates, and coworkers. The Latina/o Studies minor helps to prepare undergraduates for careers in medicine, public health, social work, business, education, and the arts, and to respond to the changing demographics of the U.S. Learn more.


A group of students working together at the Magid CenterMagid Center for Undergraduate Writing

The Frank N. Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing offers students at the University of Iowa the unique opportunity to enhance their academic, creative, and professional communication skills by focusing on the written word. Home to the Undergraduate Certificate in Writing, the Iowa Writers Living-Learning Community, the Iowa Youth Writing Project, and the undergraduate literary magazines Ink Lit Mag and earthwords, the Magid Center’s goal is to provide support and guidance to young writers looking to expand their knowledge and experience as creators, editors, readers, teachers, and active citizens regardless of their academic background or area of study. Learn more.
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