Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) | BAS & BLS

BLS Degree Requirements

In order to graduate from the University of Iowa with your Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) you must have at least 120 semester hours from all sources, with a maximum of 60 semester hours credit from two-year institutions or as part of an associate degree program.

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Your 120 semester hours must include:

OPTIONAL: completion of Certificates

Students with an Associate of Arts degree from an Iowa community college or other two-year institution participating in articulation agreements with the University of Iowa have satisfied all BLS Common Core general education requirements except Leadership and Career Development.


BLS-1 Prior to Fall 2014

Click here to view degree requirements for BLS-1 for students admitted prior to Fall 2014