Philosophy Transfer Tips

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy

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 course, if available, before transferring.

  • PHIL: 1861 Introduction to Philosophy

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.

2 Plus 2 students must complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.

Prospective Philosophy majors should contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Carrie Figdor at or 1-319-335-0093 or DEO Gregory Landini at or 1-319-335-0024 with questions.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

Philosophy 2 Plus 2 Plan