General Education at Iowa: The CLAS Core gives you the opportunity to explore new areas of study and discover new interests. It has been designed by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to ensure that when you enter your major—and then take your UI degree into the world—you have the skills and knowledge to succeed.
Through CLAS Core, you will learn to think in new ways about our 21st-century global society, while appreciating the history that has shaped us. You will learn to gather and interpret information of all kinds, from the scientific to the literary and artistic. You will learn how to communicate your ideas through writing, speaking, and the arts, and how to work with all types of people to generate ideas and solve problems.
General Education CLAS Core requirements are slightly different depending on when students first enter UI. Be sure to communicate with your advisor about your General Education requirements! For example, students who enter UI Summer 2022 or after will need to complete the Sustainability requirement.