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.
If you entered UI before Summer 2011 visit this page for the related GE requirements. If you entered UI after Summer 2011 but before Summer 2017, visit this page. The General Education requirements are slightly different depending on when you first entered UI.
There are three main areas from which you will choose your CLAS Core courses, each with a certain number of required semester hours: A) Communication and Literacy; B) Natural, Quantitative, and Social Sciences; and C) Culture, Society, and the Arts. The links below will tell you more.