Undergraduate Advising

Connect with Your Advisor

First-year students directly admitted to the College of Public Health major and public health interest students who apply and are admitted to the College of Public Health are advised at the College of Public Health by undergraduate program staff. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) public health interest students are advised at the University’s Academic Advising Center. All students are required to schedule an appointment with their advisor before registering for classes each semester.

Meet the Undergraduate Program Staff Schedule an Advising Appointment

Plans of Study

Follow the links below to find guidelines for your plan of study and make sure you’re staying on track to graduate. Select the plan of study that aligns with the year you entered the University of Iowa.

Major2023-2024 Academic Year2024-2025 academic year
B.A. Public HealthB.A. 2023-24 major sheet (pdf)B.A. 2024-25 major sheet (pdf)
B.S. Public HealthB.S. 2023-24 major sheet (pdf)B.S. 2024-25 major sheet (pdf)

Early Registration

Early registration is the two-week period near the end of each semester when currently enrolled Iowa students have exclusive access to classes for the next semester. Students are assigned a date and time during the two-week period when they can register for the next semester. Earliest dates and times are assigned to fourth- and fifth-year students, followed by third-year students, second-year students, and first-year students.

During early registration, all upper-level courses (except those in economics) are restricted for enrollment to those students who have declared a major in the department. This ensures access to major courses for students in that major.

Degree Audit

You can pull up a new degree audit anytime on your MyUI account. The BA and BS degree audits shows your progress in meeting all of your degree requirements, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Declared majors or minors (separate degree audit for each program of study)
  • University residence requirements
  • GPA requirements
  • Hours earned and needed for graduation

How do I find it?
Log into MyUI. Under the Student Information section, choose Degree Audit. Request an audit for your chosen program of study, and make sure to refresh this page to obtain the most recent version. Please review your degree audit frequently and bring an updated copy to all advisor appointments. 

Academic Resources

Students should make full use of the services available to them in the College of Public Health and across campus to ensure a successful undergraduate experience.

Experiential Learning and Career Development

The College of Public Health offers robust support to help students fulfill the experiential learning degree requirement, as well as helping them pursue additional extracurricular experiences that enhance their degree prospects.

Graduate with Honors

Student who excel academically can choose to graduate with honors in the major or university honors by completing additional experiential learning.

Personal Resources and Support

The University of Iowa offers non-academic support for students in need of additional services. Whether you’re struggling with your mental health or need to consult with a financial aid representative, on-campus resources can help point you in the right direction.

Student Handbook and Policies

The University of Iowa and College of Public Health provide policies and procedures that all enrolled students are expected to adhere to. Refer to the following Student Handbook and policy manual for information on academic standards, expected code of conduct, and other essentials.