Iowa Wesleyan University

Introduction

IWU is one of the oldest four-year, coeducational, church-related liberal arts universities west of the Mississippi River.

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Iowa Wesleyan University has a picturesque campus nestled in the Midwest part of the United States and has over 600 students. There would be a significant scholarship (more than 50%) for students from this website and we would work together to bring students to study at Iowa Wesleyan University.

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Iowa Wesleyan has the perfect location in the United States because it is very close to Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, as well as Des Moines. There is public transportation for the students to get around the country for a very reasonable cost through Amtrak. Our University offers different activities and programs for International Students such as trips to different cities and exploring the United States, all while learning about American culture. Iowa Wesleyan also has an international office that offers services to students such as local shopping trips, learning how to get a social security card, driver’s license and immigration assistance (i.e. work permission, etc).

One of the selling points about Iowa Wesleyan is that there are small class sizes and every student is required to do an internship regarding their degree before they are able to graduate. The career services office helps place the students in positions in the area focused on their major of student. This is the perfect opportunity for students to get practical training before graduating and finding a job, whether in the United States or back in their home country. Every employee on campus helps the student find their internship opportunity and truly empowers students to succeed and become leaders, which is what Iowa Wesleyan is all about.

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Bachelor

Bachelor in Biology

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Mount Pleasant

A biology degree provides a foundation in the study of living organisms — a field that offers a variety of options for graduates. Careers in biology often require research, communication, teamwork, time management and computer skills. [+]

A biology degree provides a foundation in the study of living organisms — a field that offers a variety of options for graduates. Careers in biology often require research, communication, teamwork, time management and computer skills. A biology major at Iowa Wesleyan combines scientific and research abilities with critical thinking and communication skills. In addition to taking a comprehensive program of biology courses, biology majors have the opportunity to explore related fields such as chemistry, physics and mathematics. Graduates will have core scientific skills that can be used in a variety of ways, ranging from careers in education, industry or research to graduate study. Biology majors will learn to Describe the fundamental concepts of the biological sciences at an in-depth level. Appreciate scientific literature. Demonstrate a broad knowledge related to laboratory and field techniques. Demonstrate familiarity with sophisticated, state-of-the-art instrumentation. Perform scientific investigations and interpret scientific data. Demonstrate scientific writing skills. Relate problem-solving to scientific learning. Apply critical thinking skills to biological questions. Demonstrate preparation for entry and success in science-related post graduate training programs, graduate and professional schools, industry or teaching. Biology Requirements Requirements of the Biology Major and Biology Teaching Major Common Courses Bio 201 General Botany 4 hrs. BIO 211 General Zoology 4 hrs. Bio 302 Plant Morphology 4 hrs. Bio 312 Animal Development and Diversity 4 hrs. Bio 355 Genetics 4 hrs. BIO 499 A Biology Seminar I 1 hr. BIO 499 B Biology Seminar II 1 hr. Field Experience: Minimum 6 hrs. Bio 498 Biology Internship 4-6 hrs. and/or Bio 440, 441, 442, or BIO 398 (at most 2 sem. hrs. in BIO 398) 2 hrs. Required electives: choose four hours from each learning emphasis Emphasis 1: Bio 260 Ecology and Conservation 4 hrs. Bio 300 Ecosystems a total of 4 hrs. EVHL 330 Environmental Health 4 hrs. Emphasis 2: Bio 324 Taxonomy of Flora and Fauna 4 hrs. Bio 350 Microbiology 4 hrs. Emphasis 3: Bio 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hrs. Bio 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 hrs. Required Support Courses: Chem 175 Principles of Chemistry I 4 hrs. Chem 176 Principles of Chemistry II 4 hrs. Math 171 Elementary Statistics 4 hrs. Recommended Support Courses for All Pre-Professionals 4-8 semester hours of chemistry to include organic chemistry and biochemistry. 4-8 semester hours of physics and the physical sciences. Additionally, students are encouraged to consider to double major with chemistry when possible. [-]

Bachelor in Criminal Justice

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Mount Pleasant

The Criminal Justice major includes an overview of the criminal justice system including its three basic components: the police, courts and corrections. Criminological theory and research examine criminal behavior and crime causation. [+]

The Criminal Justice major includes an overview of the criminal justice system including its three basic components: the police, courts and corrections. Criminological theory and research examine criminal behavior and crime causation. The combination of criminal justice coursework and hands-on learning through internships prepares students for careers in law enforcement, the law or corrections or to pursue graduate and professional education. Students completing a major in criminal justice will: demonstrate knowledge of the criminal justice system including the core components of the police, the courts and corrections; explicate crime and criminal behavior by examining criminological theories of crime causation; demonstrate critical thinking skills by analyzing and discussing criminal justice issues; demonstrate knowledge of research skills by writing scholarly papers on criminal justice topics; connect substantive areas of academic coursework to real-life application in a criminal justice field through internships. Criminal Justice Requirements Required Courses for the Major in Criminal Justice CJ 231 - Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 hrs. CJ 260 - Criminal Law and Individual Rights - 3 hrs. CJ 307 - Criminology - 3 hrs. CJ 316 - Introduction to Corrections - 3 hrs. CJ 355 - Law Enforcement - 3 hrs. CJ 416 - Crime and Punishment - 3 hrs. SOC 420 - Sociological Theory - 3 hrs. SSCI 347 - Research Methods - 3 hrs. Electives in Criminal Justice* - 6 hrs. [-]

Bachelor in Visual Communication and Design

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Mount Pleasant

This major includes digital imaging, web, multimedia authoring, animation and illustration. Communications and business courses are integrated into the curriculum and further reflect the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the Visual Communications and Design major. [+]

This major includes digital imaging, web, multimedia authoring, animation and illustration. Communications and business courses are integrated into the curriculum and further reflect the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the Visual Communications and Design major. The Design Center is the technology hub for many of these courses and is also structured to provide students varied opportunities to work with campus and off-campus clients for credit. The Iowa Wesleyan College art program: promotes understanding, appreciation and interest in the visual arts through a supportive community that encourages experiential learning, personal investigation and insight into the creative process; provides basic general instruction in visual arts activities including: design, visual communications, drawing, painting, printmaking and ceramics; and exposes students to current application and theory in visual arts while providing a forum for analysis and synthesis of individual artistic expression. Visual Communication and Design Requirements Visual Communications and Design Major ART 109 Survey of Visual Communication - 3 hrs. ART 201 Foundations of Design - 3 hrs. ART 204 Graphic Layout and Design 3 hrs. ART 207 Photography I - 3 hrs. ART 209 Multimedia Development - 3 hrs. ART 215 Painting I - 3 hrs. ART 219 Drawing I - 3 hrs. ART 269 Interactive Media 3 hrs. ART 304 Graphic Layout and Design II - 3 hrs. ART 379 Advanced Visual Communication and Design - 3 hrs. Three additional hours in studio art selected from the following: ART 381 History of Art I - 3 hrs. ART 382 History of Art II - 3 hrs. ART 383 History of Art III - 3 hrs. ART 499A Senior Seminar - 1 hr ART 499B Senior Seminar - 1 hr. Three additional hours in studio art selected from the following: ART 398 practicum and ART 498 internship - 6-14 hrs. ART 398 practicum and ART 498 internship - 6-14 hrs. Professional preparation: Support Courses BA 320 Marketing - 3 hrs. BA 322 Advertising - 3 hrs. COMM 147 Public Speaking - 3 hrs. COMM 248 Legal and Ethical Issues in Media - 3 hrs. PHIL 215 Ethics for Life and Career - 3 hrs. COMM 260 Video Production - 2 hrs. [-]

BSc

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Mount Pleasant + 1 more

The nursing major teaches students to view health care as an adaptive system promoting health, learning experiences and the development of the professional nursing role, as well providing the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of health care settings. [+]

The nursing major teaches students to view health care as an adaptive system promoting health, learning experiences and the development of the professional nursing role, as well providing the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of health care settings. Students in this program will gain experience in a variety of clinical settings, beginning as early as the sophomore year. Upon completion of the nursing major, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination which, when successfully completed, will result in licensure as a Registered Nurse. Iowa Wesleyan also offers a program for R.N.s wishing to complete the B.S.N. This program is available online. For more information, contact the Office of Adult and Graduate Studies. Iowa Wesleyan University’s Nursing Program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing. With Iowa Board of Nursing approval, Iowa Wesleyan University nursing graduates are able to sit for licensure exam and practice professional nursing. The Division of Nursing at Iowa Wesleyan University has been granted accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Required Courses for the Nursing Major NUR 200 Introduction to Health Care Terminology 1 hr. NUR 205 Fundamentals of Nursing I 3 hrs. NUR 206 Fundamentals of Nursing II 4 hrs. NUR 208 Physical Assessment 2 hrs. NUR 213 Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology 4 hrs. NUR 214 Basic Concepts of Pharmacology 4 hrs. NUR 301 Bridge to Professional Nursing for RN-BSN students 5 hrs. or NUR 305 Care of Adults I 5 hrs. NUR 306 Nursing Care of Mental Health Clients 5 hrs. NUR 307 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families 5 hrs. NUR 308 Nursing Care of Children 5 hrs. NUR 405 Nursing Care in the Community 4 hrs. NUR 406 Nursing Care of the Older Adult 3 hrs. NUR 407 Nursing Care of Adults II 6 hrs. NUR 408 Nursing Care of Adults III 6 hrs. NUR 410 Nursing Leadership 2 hrs. NUR 411 Nursing Internship 1 hr. NUR 412 NCLEX-RN® Preparation 1 hr. NUR 413 Nursing Research 3 hrs. Electives NUR 180 Integration: Human Diseases and Disorders 3 hrs. NUR 201 Foundations of Nursing 3 hrs. Total 64 hrs. Required Support Courses ENG 105 College Composition and Writing 4 hrs. ENG 201 Writing and Research about Literature 3 hrs. BIO 241 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hrs. BIO 242 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 hrs. BIO 350 Microbiology 4 hrs. CHEM 105 General Chemistry 4 hrs. MATH 171 Elementary Statistics 4 hrs. PSYC 131 General Psychology 3 hrs. PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology 3 hrs. SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 hrs. OR SOC 105 Introduction to Anthropology 3 hrs. Students must make a grade of C or better in every course designated as a required support course. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing requires a minimum of 124 semester hours. An interview with the Chair of the Division of Nursing is required prior to admission to the Nursing program. A composite score of 20 or higher on the ACT test is highly recommended. Prerequisites for beginning in the Nursing Program are: achievement of sophomore status, a 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher and satisfactory completion of ENG 105, BIO 241 and 242, and CHEM 105. All students entering NUR 206 are required to have current certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.). Nursing students must earn a minimum grade of 80% in all nursing courses. If a student fails to earn 80% or greater in a nursing course, he/she will not be allowed to take the next semester’s required nursing courses. The student may take courses outside of nursing needed for the major, selected elective nursing courses, or elective courses. All nursing courses are expected to be taken in an uninterrupted sequence until completed. If interruptions occur, the student must seek readmission to the nursing major. In order to be considered for readmission to the nursing major following any interruption of progression in the program, the student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above and submit in writing to the Division of Nursing the request to re-enter the nursing program. Each application for readmission will be reviewed on an individual basis by the faculty of the Division. In the following semester, if accepted for readmission, the student would return to the nursing program and repeat all the nursing courses in the year in which he/she was unsuccessful. The student must earn 80% or greater in all courses repeated. Specific guidelines for the readmission procedure are described in the Nursing Student Handbook. A student may only repeat a course at the discretion of the Nursing faculty based on the student’s application for readmission to the major. The student who is academically and/or clinically unsuccessful in a nursing course may repeat the course once; however, a student may apply only once to the Division for readmission. Additional details about policies and procedures related to the Division of Nursing may be found in the Nursing Student Handbook under Nursing on the IWC web site. The faculty of the Division of Nursing reserves the right of retaining only those students who in the judgment of the faculty satisfy the requirements of scholarship and health and meet the standards expected of prospective members of the nursing profession. Students must be able to perform Core Performance Standards with or without reasonable accommodations. A list of the Core Performance Standards is available in the Nursing Student Handbook. All theory components require a minimum grade of 80 percent. Clinical courses are graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory and have three components: 1) clinical performance, 2) written assignments and 3) professional accountability. To earn a satisfactory grade for written assignments, students must earn a minimum grade of 80 percent. If a student earns a grade 79.9 percent or lower in theory OR earns an unsatisfactory in clinical, both components must be repeated. If a student earns equal to or greater than 80 percent in theory BUT earns an unsatisfactory in clinical, the student will be given a grade of C for the course and the student would repeat the nursing courses in the year in which he/she was not successful. Sophomores must maintain a 2.75 GPA or greater. Junior and senior nursing students must maintain a GPA of 2.75 or greater. Students will have a math/dosage calculation test every semester that must be passed at 100%. Tutoring is available through the OASIS and the nursing faculty. A standardized exam is required in specified nursing courses through Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). Please see the Nursing Student Handbook and course syllabi for requirements. All students participating in clinical experiences are required to have health insurance. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from all clinical experiences and field trips. Nursing students are required to purchase uniforms Fall semester of the sophomore year. Students must also purchase bandage scissors, and a sweep-second hand watch. TB skin test, CXR or Health Care Provider documentation – prior to starting classes, and annually Documentation of Health insurance — prior to starting classes, and annually Flu vaccination or waiver from health care provider — prior to starting classes, and annually Physical examination — prior to starting classes, and annually *Hepatitis B Immunizations or signed waiver — prior to starting classes MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Immunizations or signed waiver — prior to starting classes Diphtheria and Tetanus Immunizations or signed waiver — prior to starting classes American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR - prior to starting classes and every two years Mandatory Reporting Training (Adult & Child) - prior to starting and every 5 years Infection Control and HIPAA Training - Nursing Program provided Students must have a criminal background check, a Dependent Adult Abuse and Child Abuse Registry check, a HHS Office of Inspector General Search, and an Excluded Parties List System search prior to admission to the program. In addition, an interview with the Chair of the Division of Nursing is required prior to admission to the Nursing program. A urinalysis for drug screen will be required during the program. Students entering the program as a sophomore must submit proof of Certified Nurses Aid (CNA) certification or take the NUR 201 course and successfully complete CNA testing before the start of the Spring semester. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Registered Nurses (RN) must submit proof of licensure prior to admission and maintain licensure throughout the program. Individuals are currently licensed when licensed in another state and recognized for licensure in Iowa pursuant to the nurse licensure compact contained in Iowa Code chapter 152E.1. The Division of Nursing will verify the status of each applicant’s RN licensure. Pursuant to Iowa Administrative Code 6552.8(5) Nursing courses with a clinical component. The nursing program shall notify students and prospective students in writing that nursing courses with a clinical component may not be taken by a person: a. Who has been denied licensure by the board. b. Whose license is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in any United States jurisdiction. c. Whose license/registration is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in another country due to disciplinary action. The above requirements are done at the student’s expense. *Hepatitis B: IWC Nursing Program has followed the guidelines of the Iowa Division of Labor in developing its policy concerning protection of persons who have occupational risk of exposure to the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). If a student chooses to not be immunized, they will be required to sign a waiver indicating that they are aware of the risk of exposure to HBV and have elected to not be immunized. Iowa Wesleyan College participates in the Iowa Articulation Plan for registered nurses. Credentials of registered nurses will be individually evaluated. Registered nurses are advised by faculty of the Nursing Program and a representative of Extended Learning. Please contact the Office of Adult and Graduate Studies for admission information. [-]

BBA

Bachelor in Business Administration

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Mount Pleasant

Our Business Administration degree will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to be flexible, adaptable, and to think strategically in today’s fast-changing business environment. [+]

Our Business Administration degree will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to be flexible, adaptable, and to think strategically in today’s fast-changing business environment. A major in Business Administration provides you with a strong foundation in business and the skills necessary for entering the workplace or graduate school, while also offering you the opportunity to complete a concentration in accounting, economics, management or marketing. Business Administration Internships Every Iowa Wesleyan College student completes an internship as part of his or her degree program. They are a great way to practice career-building skills and to build relationships with professionals who can help you launch your career. Doing an internship gives you the opportunity to learn how your strengths and interests match job trends in your field. You will gain the confidence essential to your early career success. Business Administration Requirements Requirements for Business Administration Major: 1. Complete the Business Division core curriculum requirements (55 semester hours), AND 2. Complete three to five courses in one of the following concentration areas (9 – 15 semester hours). Please see a Business Division faculty member for specific concentration course options: a) Accounting b) Economics c) General Business d) Management e) Marketing Note: Business Administration majors who pursue a concentration in General Business may not pursue any additional concentrations. Business Division Core Requirements (45 hrs.) Complete all of the following: BA 100 Survey of Business - 3 hrs. ECN 101 - Microeconomics - 3 hrs. ECN 102 - Macroeconomics - 3 hrs. ACTG 210 - Introduction to Financial Accounting - 3 hrs. ACTG 211 - Managerial Accounting - 3 hrs. ECN 240 - Applied Statistics for Economics and Business - 3 hrs. BA 310 - Principles of Management - 3 hrs. BA 320 - Principles of Marketing - 3 hrs. BA 330 - Business Law - 3 hrs. BA 340 - Corporate Finance - 3 hrs. BA 350 - Business Information Systems - 3 hrs. BA 370 - Operations Management - 3 hrs. BA 419 - Business Strategy - 3 hrs. BA 398/498 - Field Experience - Internship - 6 hrs. Required Support Courses (10 hours) Complete all of the following: COMM 147 - Introduction to Public Speaking - 3 hrs. MATH 171 - Introduction to Statistics - 4 hrs. PHIL 215 - Ethics for Life and Career - 3 hrs. Professional Development Requirements Students must successfully complete both the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist requirement AND the Employment Skills seminars in order to graduate from Iowa Wesleyan College with a degree Business Administration: Microsoft Certified Application Specialist requirement BA 101A Microsoft Outlook certification (0 hrs.) BA 101B Microsoft Word certification (0 hrs.) BA 101C Microsoft Excel certification (0 hrs.) BA 101D Microsoft PowerPoint certification (0 hrs.) BA 101E Microsoft Access certification (0 hrs.) The Microsoft Application Specialist certifications are developed and offered by Microsoft ® Corporation and are administered through Iowa Wesleyan College. It is recommended that students complete this program by the end of their sophomore year. At the latest, the program should be completed by the end of the fall semester of the senior year. There are no alternative mechanisms for students to complete their Business Administration degree without first becoming a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist. Employment Skills Seminars BA 102A Resume/Cover Letter Writing (0 hrs.) BA 102B Job Search Success (0 hrs.) BA 102C Interviewing Strategies (0 hrs.) BA 102D Dress for Success (0 hrs.) BA 102E Dining Etiquette (0 hrs.) BA 102F Life after College (0 hrs.) The Employment Skills seminars are administered through the office of Career Services. It is recommended that students complete this program by the end of their junior year. At the latest, the program should be completed by the end of the fall semester of the senior year. There are no alternative mechanisms for students to complete their Business Administration degree without first completing all six seminars. [-]

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