Standard Degree Maps for academic planning

At Indiana University, Standard 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.

On this page:

To search for a degree map:

  1. Go to Degree Map Search (Login Required) (iGPS) in One.IU, and click Start.
    Standard 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.

    Degree Map search options

    • To see all the degree options for a particular school on your campus, select the school and click Search.
    • 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 Standard 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 Plan from this Map.
  2. You can click Add Term to Plan at the top of each semester's course list, which adds that complete list of courses and placeholders to your plan.

    Alternatively, if you only need to add a few courses, under the "Add to Plan" column, select Add. If you want all but one course, UITS recommends clicking Add Term to Plan (above), and then deleting the unneeded course after you return to your plan.

  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:
    Example placeholder

    To resolve a placeholder in your plan:

    1. Below the placeholder course description, click Select Course. A window will open listing all possible courses that fulfill this requirement.
    2. In the "Actions" column, click the checkbox to add the course to your plan, or click the star to bookmark the course so you can come back to it later.

      Checkbox next to star icon

      If you choose to add the course to your plan, you'll be prompted to confirm. The system assumes that you are adding the course to the semester in which the placeholder already appears, but you can choose a different semester if you wish.

When you're done customizing your plan, you can use the Scheduler to generate your class schedule.

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Last modified on 2018-11-28 12:01:29.

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