Cutting Edge, Rigorous Curriculum

Learn, Lead, Do, Excel

Offered in online, accelerated, hybrid, and traditional formats on

all GVSU campuses

(GR/Allendale, Traverse City, Holland & Detroit)


Exciting Learning Opportunities that Support Lifelong Educational Attainment.

You deserve the best. 

In IRIS, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality educational experience and to supporting your lifelong success. Whether you are taking an accelerated, online class, a hybrid course offered through one of GVSU's regional hubs in Grand Rapids, Traverse City, or Detroit, or a 15-week face-to-face course in Allendale, we promise to support your learning, challenging you to not just meet but exceed your goals.

Students are our #1 priority.

Our faculty love to teach. We are also committed to being lifelong learners ourselves. As IRIS faculty, many of us come from backgrounds much like our students. We are first-generation-to-college. Many of us come from marginalized backgrounds. And we all come into our classrooms, both physical and virtual, excited to work with you and committed to supporting your learning.

Courses that train you to LEAD, expand your horizons, and meet real-world needs.

Education should be transformative. Grounded in the core values of a liberal education, our courses not only train you to think critically and carefully about the world around you but they also provide you with the skills necessary to take on many of the most wicked problems facing our communities, our nation, and our world today. Whether you are looking for a customizable Bachelor's Degree designed around your interests, an accelerated online pathway to complete your Bachelor's Degree, micro-credentials to bolster your resume, or a graduate degree in Social Innovation, we have a program that is right for you.




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