Briar Cliff University (BCU)

Sioux City, IA

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Briar Cliff University

Briar Cliff University

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Art/Art Studies
Christian Studies
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Composition
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
General Music
General Studies
History
Interior Design
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Product and Industrial Design
Religion/Religious Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Theology/Theological Studies

Business

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Accounting
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business/Commerce
Business/Corporate Communications
Construction Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Fashion/Apparel Design
Finance
Hospitality Management and Administration
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Other Accounting and Related Services
Other Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Other Management Information Systems and Services
Other Marketing
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Restaurant & Food Services
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Advertising
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communications Technology/Technician
Design & Visual Communications
Film/Video & Cinematography
Graphic Design
Intermedia/Multimedia
Journalism
Mass Communication/ Media Studies
Other Computer Software and Media Applications
Photography
Recording Arts Technology
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design

Cosmetology & Beauty

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Barbering/Barber
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist
Esthetician & Skin Care
Hair Styling & Hair Design
Make-Up Artist/Specialist
Manicurist/Nail Specialist

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Baking and Pastry Arts
Culinary Arts

Education

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education

Engineering

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Other Electrical Technician

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Health and Physical Education
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Other Health and Physical Education/Fitness
Sports Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Lab. Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse Training (LVN)
Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Massage
Medical Insurance/Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nursing Administration
Nursing Assistant / Aide and Patient Care Assistant / Aide
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Other Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems (Holistic Medicine)
Other Nursing
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technologist
Ultrasound Technician

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Gerontology
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Court Reporting
Legal Administrative Assistant
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies

Life Science

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Other Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Chemistry

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Corrections
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Firefighter, Fireman and Firefighting Science
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security (DHS, National Security Policy, Disaster Planning and Intelligence)
Human Services
Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Paramilitary, and Related Protective Services

Skilled Trades

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Aircraft Maintenance
Autobody Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Building Property Management and Maintenance
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Welding Technology/Welder

Social Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Economics
Forensic Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Other Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Psychology
Social Sciences
Sociology
Sport Psychology

Social Work

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Systems Technology
Other Engineering Technologies/Technicians

Technology

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer Repair and Installation Technology, Technician
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Network and System Administration / Administrator
Other Computer Programming
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Telecommunications Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Transportation Careers

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
Truck and Bus Driver, Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor (Trucking)

Veterinary Medicine

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

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BCU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Briar Cliff University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Academics Rating

When I was on my visit we got to meet with one of the Nursing professors and he was very nice. He let me ask a ton of questions and tried his best to answer them. I love the fact the their student teacher ratio is low so you actually get to know your professors.


BCU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.90
Retention Rate 57%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.50
Carnegie Class Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, and August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Distance Learning

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Other: Chicago Experience (Chicago Metropolitan Center).

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: engineering.

Class Sizes at Briar Cliff University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 70%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 2%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 28%
  • 100+ Students: 0%
Fewer than 20 Students 70%
50 - 100 Students 2%
20 - 49 Students 28%
100+ Students 0%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 98
  • Latino: 1
  • Asian: 1
Caucasian 98
Latino 1
Asian 1

Faculty at Briar Cliff University

Total Faculty 94
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 13
Full-Time Professors 165
Male Faculty 48
Part-Time Professors 63
Women Faculty 46

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