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The University of Iowa 2015-16 General Catalog

The General Catalog provides information about academic programs at the University of Iowa, one of three universities governed by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. The Catalog also provides links to supporting offices at the University, a list of administrative officers, an A-Z list of University of Iowa faculty members, a University calendar, and a link to the Code of Iowa for information regarding admission requirements and Iowa resident/nonresident standing.

The General Catalog is published for informational purposes and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and the University of Iowa. Every effort is made to provide information that is accurate at the time of publication. However, information on courses, curricula, fees, policies, regulations, and other matters is subject to change any time during the period for which the Catalog is in effect.

For PDF versions of archived back editions, visit Office of the Registrar/General Catalog and use the drop-down menu under "Catalog Snapshots."

The General Catalog is produced by the Office of the Registrar. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Questions concerning the Catalog may be directed to the Office of the Registrar at registrar-publications@uiowa.edu.


The University of Iowa has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since the association's organization in 1913. The University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is associated with Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Pennsylvania State, Purdue, and Rutgers Universities and the Universities of Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin in the Big Ten Conference. Along with the Big Ten universities, it also is associated with the University of Chicago in the Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC).


The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1316; 319-335-0705 (voice), 319-335-0697 (TDD), diversity@uiowa.edu.