Degree Maps for academic planning

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At Indiana University, Degree Maps are guides for outlining a path to degree completion, following departmental pathways through a particular major. Many of the maps are flexible, representing one way (but not the only way) to complete a degree.

To search for a degree map:

  1. Go to Degree Map Search.
    Degree Maps are part of iGPS (the Interactive Graduation Planning System). For easy access to all iGPS tools, search for igps in One.IU, and click iGPS Tasks under "Search Results: Task Centers". This is a collection of all the tools you'll need for academic planning.
  2. Select the campus where you are a degree-seeking student.
  3. Options will display for finding the degree map you wish to explore.

    My Maps

    • To see all the degree options for a particular school on your campus, select the school and click the magnifying glass icon.
    • Search on words, or parts of words, to display all possible degree options that include those letters; for example, entering eng at IUPUI will return all Engineering and English degrees.
  4. When you find a map you'd like to explore, identify the term in which you began as a degree-seeking student at your campus, and then the appropriate range of start terms for that degree plan.

View a degree map

The first part of the map details the campus where it's offered, a description of the major, and links for information about financial aid and careers. You can also see an explanation of what critical courses and milestones are in the maps.

Next, you can see a listing of courses by semester and year. A map may list specific courses that should be taken, or "placeholders" (descriptive labels that describe categories of courses).

To display further details about each item, click the arrow to its left.

To go back to your search results, click Return to Search at the top of the page.

Print a degree map

Located at the top of each degree map, the Print Degree Map button allows you to either print a paper copy or save a digital copy as a PDF. In your browser's print preview screen, you'll see that all of the information at the top of the map displays in the printed version, along with side-by-side semesters to easily see the suggested courses for an academic year. The course details and required semester details for critical courses are expanded for each applicable requirement.

Move terms to your plan

When you've decided on a Degree Map to use in planning, you can customize a plan to guide your future semesters of enrollment.

  1. At the top of the page, click Add to My Maps.
  2. You can click the checkbox at the top of each semester's course list, which selects that complete list of courses and placeholders to add your plan.

    Alternatively, if you only need to add a few courses, you can either check only those courses you want or check the box at the top of the term and then uncheck the courses you do not need.

  3. Identify the term to which you want to add these courses.
  4. You can modify and rearrange specific required courses in your plan, if you wish.
  5. Choose specific courses to take for the placeholders representing categories of classes. Placeholders will indicate a type of course, rather than a specific course name, as in the following example for a required Anthropology fundamental subfield core course:
    Placeholder course

    To resolve a placeholder in your plan:

    1. When hovering over the placeholder, click Select Course. A sidebar menu will open a list of all possible courses that fulfill this requirement, as well as allow you to search and filter the list of classes.
    2. Once you've identified the course you want, click Add to Plan, and it will replace the placeholder you moved over from the degree map.

      If you've chosen to add the course to your plan, you will be prompted to confirm this.

When you're finished customizing your plan, and if the schedule of classes for that term is available, you can use the Scheduler to generate your class schedule.

For more, see a playlist of introductory videos.

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Last modified on 2019-03-27 13:14:41.

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