BLS-1 (Prior to Fall 2014) | BAS & BLS
University of Iowa

This page contains information for students who were first admitted to the original BLS degree program (BLS 1) through the Fall 2014. Effective Fall 2014 the BLS program was re-designed with new curriculum. Students in BLS 1 have the option to finish under this program, or change to the new BLS program.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the BLS 1 program, you must have:

  • 60 semester hours of transferable credit,
  • A cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above, and
  • High school course requirements
  • OR
  • Hold an Associate of Arts (AA):
  • Students with an AA from any Iowa community college, or Waldorf College, allows you to be admitted with a 2.0 GPA. All General Education Program requirements are considered satisfied except the world language requirement.
  • Students with an AA from Black Hawk College in Illinois may be admitted with a 2.25 GPA. All General Education Program requirements are considered satisfied except the world language requirement.
  • Students with an AA from other institutions are eligible for admission according to the criteria for new University of Iowa applicants listed above. Transfer credit is evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from The University of Iowa with your BLS, you must have a total of at least 120 semester hours from all sources with a maximum of 60 semester hours credit from two-year institutions.

Your 120 semester hours must include:

Students who have received an Associate of Arts degree from an Iowa two-year institution participating in articulation agreements with the University of Iowa are considered to have satisfied all requirements of the General Education Program, except world languages.