BAS Core Requirements | BAS & BLS
University of Iowa

All Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) students must complete a set of Core general education requirements in order to graduate. If you haven’t satisfied the Core requirements with your previous transfer credit, you will need to satisfy them in order to graduate from the BAS degree program.*

Only specific, approved courses may be used to satisfy the Core Requirements, and most can only be satisfied with lower-level courses.

  • Rhetoric course work equivalent to Composition II and Speech: 3-4 s.h. Consult your Degree Audit to verify which Rhetoric course you need to satisfy this requirement.
    Students who have transfer credit in composition, speech, and argumentation may instead be held to either;
  • Values, Society, and Diversity:  3 s.h.  (IMPORTANT NOTE FOR NEW ADMITS SUMMER 2017 OR AFTER:  If using the Gen Ed search in MyUI, you will need to select "Values and Culture")

*Students who have an Associate of Arts degree from an Iowa or Illinois two-year institution participating in articulation agreements with the University of Iowa have satisfied the BAS Core general education Requirements, except Business/Management. The applicability of transfer courses is determined by the UI Office of Admissions. You may view previously evaluated courses using the MyUI Transfer Course Equivalency Guide.