International Studies Transfer Tips

Student can earn a BA (Bachelor of Arts) from International Studies.

International Studies is a multi-disciplinary degree program that allows students to explore world cultures and themes of global significance from such disciplines as history, anthropology, economics, geography, literature, religious studies, world languages, the arts and art history.

This major can be sequenced in four semesters. Students may transfer either sophomore or junior year and still complete the major.

Students should complete the following courses, if available, before transferring:

  • ANTH:1101 Cultural Anthropology
  • POLI:1400 Comparative Politics

Students should prepare to take advanced foreign language beyond the General Education CORE Program requirement or begin study of a second foreign language as required for the major.

Students who plan to complete their AA degree at an Iowa Community college should consider the 2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan.

Use the 2 Plus 2 website and the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies. Transfer students with an AA degree from an Iowa or Illinois community college will enter the university having fulfilled all of the General Education CORE Program requirements (except World Language and Diversity and Inclusion) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

Prospective International Studies transfer students should contact Karmen Berger,, 319-384-1328, with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

International Studies