Neuroscience Transfer Tips

Students may earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Neuroscience.

Students considering transferring in the Neuroscience major should consult the Neuroscience Transfer Guide.

Neuroscience is a science major that emphasizes course work in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Calculus. Students should complete the following courses, if available, before transferring. 

  • CHEM:1110 Principles of Chemistry I and CHEM:1120 Principles of Chemistry II (Note: Both of these courses should be taken at the same college/university.)
  • BIOL:1411 Foundations of Biology and BIOL:1412 Diversity of Form and Function (Note: Both of these courses should be taken at the same college/university.)
  • One of these math courses:
  • MATH:1460 Calculus for the Biological Sciences
  • MATH:1380 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
  • MATH:1550 Engineering Math 1: Single Variable Calculus
  • MATH:1850 Calculus 1

Transfer students with an AA degree from an Iowa community college or Black Hawk College in Illinois will enter the university having fulfilled all of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education CORE Program requirements (except world language and Diversity and Inclusion).

Pre-Med majors should consider the AS degree as it emphasizes science courses more than the AA degree. Contact Anna Gaw or Deb Johnson (see below) to discuss both options if you are considering Pre-Med.

Prospective transfer students should contact the University of Iowa Office of Admissions, 319-335-1566, for information about applying.

Prospective Neuroscience majors with questions about the major should contact:

  • Anna Gaw, 319-353-2484,, or
  • Deb Johnson, 319-335-0135,, or
  • Janeil Page-Jamison,, 319-384-3657 

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa in Neuroscience:

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