Degree Planning | BAS & BLS
The University of Iowa

Congratulations! You’re admitted to the BAS or BLS degree program, you’ve taken the Getting Started steps and completed the BAS/BLS Online Orientation. What’s next?

Understanding your degree requirements and how to utilize the UI’s online tools is imperative for a successful undergraduate experience. It is essential that you take the time to review your program’s degree requirements, access and evaluate your degree audit and become familiar with the UI’s course numbering system and course delivery methods.


Degree requirements include:

  • total hours that count toward the degree,
  • UI residency hours,
  • general education requirements,
  • upper-level requirements,
  • requirements specific to your degree program, and
  • GPA requirements.

You have the option to earn additional Programs of Study within your BAS or BLS degree. Although you can add these Programs of Study at any point, deciding early allows the most efficient course selection, minimizing your total hours to graduation.

If you are planning to pursue professional school after graduation from the University of Iowa you may want to add a pre-professional designation to your Program of Study.PDF iconPre-professional Designations 

    If you need clarification or assistance after reviewing these sections, please contact your academic advisor with specific areas of concern or questions. Your advisor is here to assist you on your journey!