The following transfer guides were created to assist students planning to transfer to the University of Iowa. Every attempt is made to keep this information accurate. Please note that these guides are subject to change, they should not replace contact with your community college or University of Iowa advisor.

Accounting

Here are some online resources to help you transfer into Iowa's accounting program:

Additional tips:

  • Complete Tippie College of Business General Education Requirements. Transfer students with an AA degree from an Iowa or Illinois Community College, will enter the University having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except world language) in Tippie College of Business.
  • Complete four semesters of the same world language (fourth-level proficiency) or two semesters of two different world languages (second-level proficiency) as needed for Iowa’s General Education Program. The requirement may be fulfilled by the appropriate high school work.
  • Complete the following prerequisite courses with a minimum 2.75 GPA and no grade lower than a C:
    • MATH:1380 - Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • STAT:1030 - Statistics for Business
    • ECON:1100 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • ACCT:2100 - Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Complete the following core courses:
    • ECON:1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ACCT:2200 - Intro to Managerial Accounting
    • MSCI:1500 - Business Computing Essentials
  • Apply to The University of Iowa indicating business as the major by the appropriate deadline. May not use summer coursework for a fall decision.
  • Present a 2.67 (B-) cumulative grade-point average (GPA) in the two accounting courses.
  • Present a minimum 3.00 (B) cumulative transfer GPA in all college courses taken.
  • Present a minimum 3.00 (B) cumulative transfer GPA in all UI courses taken.
  • Present a passing score on the Accounting Department writing assessment. For additional information, see the General Instruction Sheet.
  • Effective 2016 entering transfer students must successfully complete at least one of the following Tippie RISE experiences to graduate.
  • Please contact Undergraduate Accounting Program Director Kevin Den Adel (W372 PBB, 319-335-1412, kevin-denadel@uiowa.edu) with questions about admission into the Professional Program in Accounting.

The following required courses can be taken prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:

  • MGMT:2000 - Introduction to Law
  • MGMT:2100 - Introduction to Management
  • ECON:2800 - Statistics for Strategy Problems

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.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Actuarial Science

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

Students should transfer by the end of their first year in order to complete the major in a timely manner.

Students should complete the following courses, if available, before transferring at the end of their first year.

  • MATH:1850 Calculus I
  • MATH:1860 Calculus II
  • MATH:2700 Linear Algebra
  • CS:1210 Computer Science I: Fundamentals
  • ECON:1100 Microeconomics
  • ECON:1200 Macroeconomics

Prospective Actuarial Science BS majors should consult the Statistics and Actuarial Science website for more information.

Use the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies.

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

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

Prospective Statistics majors should contact Ignacio Alvarez, ignacio-alvarez@uiowa.edu, 319-335-4904, or Margie Ebert, Margie-ebert@uiowa.edu, 319-335-2082, with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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American Studies

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in American Studies.

This major can be sequenced in four semesters. Students may transfer either sophomore or junior year and still complete 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 the2 Plus 2 website and the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies. 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 General Education Program requirements (except world language) 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 transfer students should contact the University of Iowa, Office of Admissions, 319-335-1566, for information about applying.

Prospective American Studies majors should contact Stephen Warren, stephen-warren@uiowa.edu, 319-335-2064 with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Anthropology

Students can earn either a BA (Bachelor of Arts) or BS (Bachelor of Science) in Anthropology.

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
    • ANTH:1301 - Human Orgins
    • ​For BS degrees, STAT:1020 or CS:1110 or MATH:1850

Prospective BS majors should check the Anthropology website for additional math courses in calculus and statistics.

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

Use the2 Plus 2 website and the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies. 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 General Education Program requirements (except world language) 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 transfer students should contact the University of Iowa Office of Admissions, 319-335-1566, for information about applying.

Prospective Anthropology majors should contact Joseph Davis, joseph-davis-1@uiowa.edu or call 319-384-3620, with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Art

Art

Students may earn a BA (Bachelor of Arts) or a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from the School of Art and Art History.

Students who have studio art courses from another institution must attend a Transfer Portfolio Review to determine if those course to transfer into the Art major. For more information access the Art & Art History Transfer Students information page.

Contact the Art Department Advisers, Lynne Lanning, lynne-lanning@uiowa.edu, with additional questions and to create the best plan of study prior to transferring to the University of Iowa.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Art History

Students may earn a BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Art History.

Students who have studio art courses from another institution must attend a Transfer Portfolio Review to determine if those course to transfer into the Art major. For more information access the Art & Art History Transfer Students information page.

Contact the Art Department Advisors, Lynne Lanning, lynne-lanning@uiowa.edu, with additional questions and to create the best plan of study prior to transferring to the University of Iowa.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Bachelor of Applied Studies

  • Students must have received an associate degree to begin in the BAS program.
  • Students who have received an Associate of Arts degree from an Iowa two-year institution participating in articulation agreements with the University of Iowa are considered to have satisfied all requirements of the Core Requirements Program, except for "Business/Management."
  • Students are encouraged to complete the following Core Requirements before enrolling in the BAS program:
    1. Rhetoric
    2. Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
    3. Social Science
    4. Values, Society and Diversity
    5. Business/Management (Accounting, Business, Finance, Management, Marketing, Management Science, Entrepreneurship)
  • The Core Requirements can be found by using the Online Transfer Equivalency Guide.
  • The BAS is designed to be completed entirely online. Students are encouraged to take at least one online course prior to attending Iowa. At Iowa students likely will enroll in courses of multiple delivery formats, including instructor-paced online courses, instructor-paced online courses which require specific online videoconferencing times, and Guided Independent Study (GIS) courses.
  • Some courses use online examinations, but many require proctored exams.

Application Deadlines
Spring – November 15
Summer – April 1
Fall – April 1
Contact Information:
Contact Distance and Online Education to speak with a BAS Adviser:
800-272-6430 or 319-335-2575
http://distance.uiowa.edu/
dce-advising@uiowa.edu
Request information
View more information about Bachelor of Applied Studies
 

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Bachelor of Liberal Studies

  1. Students must have completed at least 24 semester hours of transferable credit to begin the BLS program.
  2. Students who have received an Associate of Arts degree from an Iowa two-year institution participating in articulation agreements with the University of Iowa are considered to have satisfied all requirements of the Common Core Requirements Program, except for “Leadership & Career Development.”
  3. The Common Core requirements can be found by using the Distance and Online Education website.
  4. The BLS is designed to be completed entirely online. Students are encouraged to take at least one online course prior to attending Iowa. At Iowa, students likely will enroll in courses of multiple delivery formats, including instructor-paced online courses, instructor-paced online courses which require specific online videoconferencing times, and Guided Independent Study (GIS) courses.

Application Deadlines

  • May 1—for Summer Session or Fall Semester
  • November 15—for Spring Semester

Contact Information

Contact Distance and Online Education to speak with a BLS Adviser:

800-272-6430 or 319-335-2575

http://distance.uiowa.edu/

dce-advising@uiowa.edu

Request information

View more information about Bachelor of Liberal Studies

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

  1. Online Transfer Equivalency Guide
  2. I-Chart Transfer Planning Resource for Iowa Community College Students


 

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Biology

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology.  

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

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

  • CHEM:1110 Principles of Chemistry I & CHEM:1120 Principles of Chemistry II (Note: Both of these courses should be taken at the same College/University)
  • BIOL:1411 And BIOL:1412 (Note: Must be taken at the Same College/University in order to get credit for both)
  • One of these Math courses:
  • MATH:1460 Calculus for the Biological Sciences
  • MATH:1550 Engineering Math I: Single Variable Calculus
  • MATH:1850 Calculus I          

BS majors will choose a track.  Check the Biology website or the General Catalog for track choices.

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 General Education CORE Program requirements (except World Language and Diversity & Inclusion) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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

Prospective Biology majors should contact Anna Gaw, 319-353-2484, anna-gaw@uiowa.edu, with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Business Analytics & Information Systems

  • Complete Tippie College of Business General Education Requirements. Transfer students with an AA degree from an Iowa or Illinois Community College, will enter the University having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except world language) in Tippie College of Business.
  • Complete four semesters of the same world language (fourth-level proficiency) or two semesters of two different world languages (second-level proficiency) as needed for Iowa’s General Education Program. The requirement may be fulfilled by the appropriate high school work.
  • Complete the following prerequisite courses with a minimum 2.75 GPA and no grade lower than a C:
    • MATH:1380 - Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • STAT:1030 - Statistics for Business
    • ECON:1100 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • ACCT:2100 - Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Complete the following core courses:
    • ECON:1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ACCT:2200 - Intro to Managerial Accounting
    • MSCI:1500 - Business Computing Essentials
  • Apply to The University of Iowa indicating Business as the major by the appropriate deadline. May not use summer coursework for a fall decision.
  • Present a minimum 2.75 prerequisite GPA, cumulative GPA, and UI GPA
  • Effective 2016 entering transfer students must successfully complete at least one of the following Tippie RISE experiences to graduate.

The following required core courses can be taken prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:

  • MGMT:2000 - Introduction to Law
  • MGMT:2100 - Introduction to Management
  • ECON:2800 - Statistics for Strategy Problems

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.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Chiropractic Medicine Preprofessional Program

Cinema

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Cinema at The University of Iowa.  

Students should complete the following course, if available, before transferring.

  • CINE:1601 Introduction to Film Analysis

Students should transfer to The University of Iowa by the end of their first year at the Community College. 

Use the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies.

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 General Education Program requirements (except World Language and Diversity & Inclusion) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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

Prospective Cinema majors should contact Anna Newnum, anna-newnum@uiowa.edu, 319-335-3845

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Communication Studies

Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication Studies at The University of Iowa.

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:

  • COMM:1112 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM:1174 Media & Society
  • COMM:2011 Group Communication

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 Community College, or Black Hawk College in Illinois, will enter the University having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except World Language and Diversity & 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 transfer students should contact the University of Iowa Office of Admissions, 319-335-1566, for information about applying.

Prospective Communication Studies majors should contact Andrea Krekel, andrea-krekel@uiowa.edu, 319-335-3849, with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Comparative Literature

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Comparative Literature at The University of Iowa.  

There are no transfer courses that fulfill requirements for the Comparative Literature major. 

Students should transfer to The University of Iowa by the end of their first year at the Community College. 

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 General Education Program requirements (except World Language and Diversity & Inclusion) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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

Prospective Comparative Literature majors should contact the Division of World Languages, 318-335-2923, with questions.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Computer Science

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science.  

The BA can be sequenced in four semesters if the student completes all three CS courses below prior to transferring. Students may transfer either sophomore or junior year and still complete the major.

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

  • CS:1210 Computer Science I: Fundamentals
  • CS:2210 Data Structures
  • CS:2230 Computer Science II: Data Structures
  • MATH:1850 Calculus I
  • MATH:1860 Calculus II

Prospective BS majors should check the Computer Science website for additional math courses in calculus and statistics.

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 General Education Program requirements (except World Language and Diversity & Inclusion) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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

Prospective Computer Science majors should contact Emma Kirk, emma-kirk@uiowa.edu, 319-335-0793, with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Criminology, Law & Justice

  • Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminology, Law, and Justice.
  • 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.

  • Two of these courses:
    • CRIM:1410 Criminology  
    • CRIM:1447 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
    •  SOC:1010 Introduction to Sociology
  • One of these:
    • STAT:1020 Elementary Statistics and Inference
    • STAT:1030 Statistics for Business
  • Prospective BS majors should check the Criminology, Law, and Justice website for additional math courses in calculus and statistics.
  • 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 Community College, or Black Hawk College in Illinois, will enter the University having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except world language) 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 transfer students should contact the University of Iowa Office of Admissions, 319-335-1566, for information about applying.
  • Prospective Criminology, Law, and Justice majors should contact Joe Davis, joseph-davis-1@uiowa.edu, 319-335-2487, with questions about the major.
  • These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:
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Dance

Students may earn a BA (Bachelor of Art) or a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Art) from the Department of Dance.

The Dance Department provides instruction primarily in Ballet and Modern Dance.

  • It is best to transfer as early as possible.
  • Students must audition for admission to the major. Time to graduation will depend on level of ability when entering and progression at UI.
  • Typically auditions are held for two days in February and two days in November. Prospective Dance majors and minors are required to attend only one audition day. See Audition website for audition information and required audition form.
  • Take College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements during the year prior to transferring.
  • Completion of an anatomy course before coming to Iowa would be helpful.
  • Complete, or begin to complete, four semesters of the same world language (fourth-level proficiency) as needed for Iowa’s General Education Program. The requirement may be fulfilled by the appropriate high school work.
  • Use the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies.

For further questions regarding auditions or the undergraduate program, please contact Charlotte Adams at: charlotte-adams@uiowa.edu or 319.335.2185.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Dentistry Preprofessional Program

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

Find additional information about what is required of undergraduates seeking admission to various professional graduate programs.

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Economics

Economics Major (BA or BS)

  • Complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements.Transfer students with an AA degree from an Iowa or Illinois Community College will enter the University having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except world language) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 
  • Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.
  • Complete the following courses:
    • MATH:1380 - Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • STAT:1030 - Statistics for Business
    • ECON:1100 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • ECON:1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Meet Admission Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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.

Economics Major (BBA)

  • Complete Tippie College of Business General Education Requirements. 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 General Education Program requirements (except world language) in Tippie College of Business.
  • Complete four semesters of the same world language (fourth-level proficiency) or two semesters of two different world languages (second-level proficiency) as needed for Iowa’s General Education Program. The requirement may be fulfilled by the appropriate high school work.
  • Complete the following prerequisite courses with a minimum 2.75 GPA and no grade lower than a C:
    • MATH:1380 - Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • STAT:1030 - Statistics for Business
    • ECON:1100 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • ACCT:2100 - Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Complete the following core courses:
    • ECON:1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ACCT:2200 - Intro to Managerial Accounting
    • MSCI:1500 - Business Computing Essentials
  • Apply to the University of Iowa indicating Business as the major by the appropriate deadline. You may not use summer course work for a fall decision.
  • Present a minimum 2.75 prerequisite GPA, cumulative GPA, and UI GPA
  • Effective 2016, entering transfer students must successfully complete at least one of the following Tippie RISE experiences to graduate.

The following required core courses can be taken prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:

  • MGMT:2000 - Introduction to Law
  • MGMT:2100 - Introduction to Management

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.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Education

All students applying to initial teacher preparation programs must be admitted to the University of Iowa as well as the Teacher Education Program (TEP). Admission to Teacher Education Programs is competitive. Meeting the minimum criteria does not ensure program admission. Selection is determined by academic achievement as reflected in grade point averages and test scores, aptitude as reflected by recommendations and personal statements, and the ability of the given program area to provide quality instruction and clinical and field experiences.

  • Students should consider transferring to the University of Iowa at the start of their sophomore year. Some factors that could increase time to graduation include courses previously completed, courses available at the transfer institution and course requirements for your particular program.
  • Begin to complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements. 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 General Education Program requirements (except world language) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.
  • Complete the appropriate Math requirement

Elementary Education majors should complete the following courses:

  • MATH:1120 Logic of Arithmetic
  • STAT:1010 Statistics and Society or STAT:1020 Elementary Statistics and Inference

Secondary Education majors should complete a math course (equivalent to a MATH, STAT, or CS-Computer Science course) that satisfies the University of Iowa Quantitative and Formal Reasoning requirement. Reasoning or Logic courses will not satisfy the Math licensure requirement.

  • Prospective Education majors should complete, if available, courses equivalent to:

EPLS:3000- Foundations of Education
PSQF:1075 - Educational Psych & Measurement
EDTL:4900 - Foundations of Special Education

  • Elementary Education majors can also take coursework towards an optional Endorsement.
  • Students in Secondary (5-12) Teaching Education Programs can take courses in their major approved be their individual major department.
  • Transfer to the UI and into the UI College of Education prior to start of Junior Year.
  • Complete each of the steps in the application to the Teacher Education Program.
Points of Contact: Elementary and Secondary Education—Sarah Showalter at 319-335-5119 Elementary Education—Misty Brents at 319-335-5612

Use the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Engineering

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

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English

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English.

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

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

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

  • CW:2100 Creative Writing

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 Core program requirements (except World Language and Diversity & 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 transfer students should contact the University of Iowa, Office of Admissions, 319-335-1566, for information about applying.

Prospective English majors should contact Kate Torno, kate-torno@uiowa.edu, 319-335-0454 with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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English & Creative Writing

Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and Creative Writing.

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:

  • CW:2100 Creative Writing

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 Core program requirements (except World Language and Diversity & 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 transfer students should contact the University of Iowa, Office of Admissions, 319-335-1566, for information about applying

Prospective majors may contact Kate Torno, kate-torno@uiowa.edu, 319-335-0454, with questions about this major. 

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa in English and Creative Writing:

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Environmental Policy & Planning

Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Environmental Policy and Planning from the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Studies

Complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements. 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 General Education Program requirements (except world language and Diversity and Inclusion gen ed) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.

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

  • EES:1080/ENVS:1080 Introduction to Environmental Science or GEOG:1020 The Global Environment
  • ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics
  • POLI:1400 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • STAT:1020 Elementary Statistics and Inference or STAT:1030 Statistics for Business

Use the Online Transfer Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies.

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

Prospective Environmental Policy and Planning majors should contact Hannah Whitcomb, hannah-whitcomb@uiowa.edu, 319-335-1889, with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Ethics & Public Policy

  • Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Ethics and Public Policy
  • This major can be sequenced in four semesters. Students may transfer either sophomore or junior year and still complete the major. 
  • Complete the following courses, if available, prior to transferring:
    • SOC:1010 Introduction to Sociology
    • POLI:1100 Introduction to American Politics       
    • PHIL:1401 Matters of Life and Death or PHIL:1636 Principles of Reasoning: Argument and Debate
  • Ethics & Public Policy majors who do not plan to complete these courses at their community college should transfer to the University of Iowa by the end of their first year.
  • Students who plan to complete their AA degree at an Iowa Community College should consider the 2 plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan.
  • Use the2 Plus 2 website and the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies. 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 General Education Program requirements (except world language) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Prospective transfer students should contact the University of Iowa Office of Admissions, 319-335-1566, for information about applying.
  • Prospective Ethics & Public Policy Transfer students should contact Kyle McEvily, kyle-mcevilly@uiowa.edu, 319-335-2065, with questions about the major.
  • These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:
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Finance

  • Complete Tippie College of Business General Education Requirements. Transfer students with an AA degree from an Iowa or Illinois Community College, will enter the University having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except world language) in Tippie College of Business..
  • Complete four semesters of the same world language (fourth-level proficiency) or two semesters of two different world languages (second-level proficiency) as needed for Iowa’s General Education Program. The requirement may be fulfilled by the appropriate high school work.
  • Complete the following prerequisite courses with a minimum 2.75 GPA and no grade lower than a C:
    • MATH:1380 - Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • STAT:1030 - Statistics for Business
    • ECON:1100 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • ACCT:2100 - Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Complete the following core courses:
    • ECON:1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ACCT:2200 - Intro to Managerial Accounting
    • MSCI:1500 - Business Computing Essentials
  • Apply to The University of Iowa indicating Business as the major by the appropriate deadline. May not use summer coursework for a fall decision.
  • Present a minimum 2.75 prerequisite GPA, cumulative GPA, and UI GPA
  • Effective 2016 entering transfer students must successfully complete at least one of the following Tippie RISE experiences to graduate.

The following required core courses can be taken prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:

  • MGMT:2000 - Introduction to Law
  • MGMT:2100 - Introduction to Management
  • ECON:2800 - Statistics for Strategy Problems

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.

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Geography

Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Geography.
Students should complete, if possible, during their first year prior to transferring:

  • GEOG:1010 Introduction to Human Geography
  • STAT:1020 Elementary Statistics & Inference or STAT:1030 Statistics for Business

Geography majors should transfer to the University of Iowa by the end of their first year at the community college. Students need at least five courses in the major and at least one-half of the semester hours required for graduation before their fifth semester.

  • Complete College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements during the year prior to transferring.
  • Use the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies.
  • Complete, or begin to complete, four semesters of the same world language (fourth-level proficiency) as needed for Iowa’s General Education Program. The requirement may be fulfilled by the appropriate high school work.
  • Geography majors choose a Track (major area of study) from the following:
    • Environmental Studies
    • Geographic Information Science
    • Health & Society

Bachelor of Science students must earn a minimum of 9 s.h. in statistics/mathematics by completing one of the following options or courses equivalent listed at this site: http://clas.uiowa.edu/geography/undergraduate-program/bs-geography 

Students with additional questions can access the University of Iowa Department of Geographal & Sustainability Sciences undergraduate information page.  Contact Marc Linderman, marc-linderman@uiowa.edu, 319-335-1451, with questions.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Geoscience

Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Geoscience

  • Geoscience majors who will not complete the checkpoints below by the end of their second year at their community college should transfer to the University of Iowa by the end of their first year.
  • Complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements. 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 General Education Program requirements (except world language) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.
  • BA and BS students should complete GEOS:1050 Introduction to Geology.
  • Students should complete the following courses during their first year prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:
    • BS students should complete CHEM:1110 Principles of Chemistry I and CHEM:1120 Principles of Chemistry II.
    • BS students should complete PHYS:1511 College Physics I and PHYS:1512 College Physics II or PHYS:1611 Introductory Physics I and PHYS:1612 Introductory Physics II.
    • BS students should complete MATH:1850 Calculus I and MATH:1860 Calculus II.
       
    • BA students should complete CHEM:1070 General Chemistry I and CHEM:1080 General Chemistry II or sequence CHEM:1110 Principles of Chemistry I and CHEM:1120 Principles of Chemistry II. 
    • BA Students must complete 10 s.h. in College-level Mathematics (may include Computer Science and Statistics).
       
  • Geoscience majors who do not complete these checkpoints should consider transferring to the University of Iowa by the end of their first year.
  • Meet Admission Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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.

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

Prospective Geoscience majors should access the Earth & Environmental Sciences website or contact Hannah Whitcomb at (319) 335-1889, with questions about the Geoscience major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Health & Human Physiology
Plans of Study: Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Health Studies

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Health and Human Physiology has three academic plans of study (or “tracks”) from which students must select:  1) Exercise Science, 2) Health Promotion, or 3) Health Studies. These tracks provide a range of educational opportunities for students, offering flexible options in the high-demand area of bio-behavioral health. This degree will prepare undergraduates for careers in health education, wellness, public and global health, sport and fitness, rehabilitation and sports medicine, and other service-oriented careers in the health sciences.

Note:  Students may earn a major in health and human physiology (B.A.) or a major in human physiology (B.S.), but not both.

Science and Mathematics Foundation. All Students complete three foundation courses (10-12 s.h.)-one each in chemistry, biology, and mathematics of statistics:

CHEMISTRY (one of the following)

  • CHEM:1080 General Chemistry II 3 s.h. 
  • CHEM:1120 Principles of Chemistry II 4 s.h.

BIOLOGY (one of the following)

  • BIOL:1141  Introductory Animal Biology 4 s.h.
  • BIOL:1140 Human Biology 4 s.h.
  • BIOL:1411 Foundations of Biology 4 s.h.

MATHEMATICS or STATISTICS (one of the following)

  • MATH:1020 Elementary Functions 4 s.h.
  • MATH:1440 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences 4 s.h.
  • MATH:1460 Calculus for the Biological Sciences 4 s.h.
  • MATH:1380 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business 4 s.h.
  • MATH:1850 Calculus I 4 s.h.
  • STAT:1030 Statistics for Business 4 s.h.
  • STAT:1020 Elementary Statistics and Inference 3 s.h.
  • STAT:3510 Biostatistics 3 s.h.
  • STAT:5543 / PSQF: 5143 Introduction to Statistical Methods 3 s.h.
     
  • Students also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements. 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 General Education Program requirements (except world language) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.
  • Meet Admission Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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

Contacts:

Exercise Science:  Clay Peterson, clayton-peterson@uiowa.edu or 319-384-1708.

Health Promotion:  Kathy Mellen, katherine-mellen@uiowa.edu or 319-335-4568.

Health Studies:  Qian Xiao, qian-xiao@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-9348.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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History

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

This major can be sequenced in four semesters. Students may transfer in either their sophomore or junior year and still complete 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 Community College, or Black Hawk College in Illinois, will enter the University having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except World Language and Diversity & 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 transfer students should contact the University of Iowa Office of Admissions, 319-335-1566, for information about applying.

Prospective history majors should contact Landon Storrs, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, at landon-storrs@uiowa.edu or 319-335-2065 with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Human Physiology

Designed for pre-medical students and those wanting to go to professional or graduate school after completion of the BS, career choices include physician, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, and related occupations as well as careers in scientific research at the post-graduate level.

  • Students should consider transferring to the University of Iowa at the start of their sophomore year. Waiting to transfer could delay graduation.
  • Students should complete as many College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements before transferring.
  • Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program as soon as possible to graduate within a total of four years of college study.
  • Students should choose an equivalent to a UI General Education course in psychology.
  • Students should begin working on the mathematics prerequisite to the chemistry courses immediately, if needed.
  • Students must complete a Calculus I course (MATH:1850) or the equivalent and should begin the prerequisites if needed immediately.
  • Faculty strongly advise against splitting any science sequence between institutions since topics and methods vary. Successful students take an entire science and/or math sequence at one institution.
  • Students who do not plan to take CHEM:1120 Principles of Chemistry II at their first institution should wait and take the entire chemistry (CHEM:1110 Principles of Chemistry I and CHEM:1120 Principles of Chemistry II) sequence at UI.
  • Students should take the complete biology sequence (BIOL:1411 Foundations of Biology and BIOL:1412 Diversity of Form and Function) at either their first OR second institution but should not split the sequence.
  • A higher level of statistics is required; this level of course is generally not offered at Iowa community colleges. Be sure the statistics course taken transfers as an upper level statistics course. Students needing an introduction to statistics should take a course in preparation for an upper level course at Iowa.
  • Students must take the Human Physiology with Laboratory course at UI.
  • Sample four-year plans are available at this link: http://clas.uiowa.edu/hhp/tracks/human-physiology/undergraduate\

Access the Human Physiology website for more details on course requirements and application procedures.

Use the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies.

Contact Joe Cilek at 319-335-9181 or joe-cilek@uiowa.edu with questions.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Informatics

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Informatics.  

Students should transfer no later than the beginning of their second year if they want to complete the major in four years.

Students should complete one of the following courses, if available, before transferring.

  • MATH:1020 Elementary Functions
  • MATH:1340 Mathematics for Business
  • MATH:1440 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences
  • MATH:1850 Calculus I

Prospective BS majors should check the Informatics website for additional math courses in calculus and statistics.

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 General Education Program requirements (except World Language and Diversity & Inclusion) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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

Prospective Informatics majors should contact Emma Kirk, emma-kirk@uiowa.edu, 319-335-0793, with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Interdepartmental Studies
Plans of Study include: Health Science, Business Studies, Applied Human Services, Writing for the Sciences, and Individualized Plan of Study

 Pre-approved Plans of Study include:

  • Health Science
  • Business Studies
  • Applied Human Services
  • Writing for the Sciences

Additionally an Individualized Plan of Study is also possible.

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

Prospective students should contact Andy Tinkham, andrew-tinkham@uiowa.edu or 319-335-2065 with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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International Relations

Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in International Relations from the Political Science department. http://clas.uiowa.edu/international-relations/

  • Complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements. 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 General Education Program requirements (except world language and diversity and inclusion) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.
  • Students should complete the following courses, if available, before transferring
    • POLI:1500 Introduction to International Relations
    • HIST:2403 Western Civilization III
    • STAT:1020 Elementary Statistics and Inference or STAT:1010 Statistics and Society (as preparation for research course required for the major)
  • Depending on the major track chosen, other transfer courses may be accepted for the major.  Refer to the political science website for more information about the major tracks.
  • Prospective BS majors should check the Political Science website for additional math courses in calculus and statistics.
  • Meet Admission Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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.

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

Prospective International Relations majors should contact Martha Kirby, Martha-kirby@uiowa.edu, 319-335-2347, with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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International Studies

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 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.

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

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Journalism & Mass Communication

Students must complete the two foundation courses, JMC:1100 Media Uses and Effects and JMC:1200 Media History and Culture as soon as they are admitted to Iowa. Neither of these required foundation courses may be waived on the basis of work taken at other institutions.

The school may accept journalism transfer credits from other institutions for up to, but not more than, 7 s.h. for majors, or 3 s.h. for minors, of the total credit in journalism and mass communication that Iowa requires. Some journalism course work taken at another school may be used to fulfill elective and/or second area of concentration requirements. Any transfer credit intended to meet School of Journalism and Mass Communication requirements must be discussed with a journalism adviser and approved by the head of undergraduate studies.

  • Students should complete the UI Rhetoric requirement before transferring and as soon as possible with Composition I, II, and Speech if taken at the community
  • If students want to graduate in four years, they should spend no more than 3 semesters at the community college with the fourth semester taken at Iowa.
  • Students should begin to complete as many College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements as possible. 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 CLAS Core (General Education Program) requirements except world language and Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.
  • Students should also be aware that in addition to the journalism major courses, they must complete either a second major OR a 24-s.h. concentration in a self-designed field of study.  Students must have at least 15 s.h. of upper-level course work in that concentration, so a maximum of three courses from a community college will be accepted towards the concentration.  If students elect a second major, community college credits would be evaluated by that major. Students should explore this second area of interest at a community college, helping to build a strong foundation in an area of expertise.

Use the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies.

Access the School of Journalism and Mass Communication list of F.A.Qs. or contact Paul Jensen by phone: 319-335-3427 or email paul-jensen@uiowa.edu with additional questions.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Law Preprofessional Program

Find additional information about what is required of undergraduates seeking admission to various professional graduate programs.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Management
Includes: Entrepreneurial Management Track

  • Complete Tippie College of Business General Education Requirements. Transfer students with an AA degree from an Iowa or Illinois Community College, will enter the University having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except world language) in Tippie College of Business.
  • Complete four semesters of the same world language (fourth-level proficiency) or two semesters of two different world languages (second-level proficiency) as needed for Iowa’s General Education Program. The requirement may be fulfilled by the appropriate high school work.
  • Complete the following prerequisite courses with a minimum 2.75 GPA and no grade lower than a C:
    • MATH:1380 - Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • STAT:1030 - Statistics for Business
    • ECON:1100 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • ACCT:2100 - Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Complete the following core courses:
    • ECON:1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ACCT:2200 - Intro to Managerial Accounting
    • MSCI:1500 - Business Computing Essentials
  • Apply to The University of Iowa indicating Business as the major by the appropriate deadline. May not use summer coursework for a fall decision.
  • Present a minimum 2.75 prerequisite GPA, cumulative GPA, and UI GPA
  • Effective 2016 entering transfer students must successfully complete at least one of the following Tippie RISE experiences to graduate.

The following required core courses can be taken prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:

  • MGMT:2000 - Introduction to Law
  • MGMT:2100 - Introduction to Management
  • ECON:2800 - Statistics for Strategy Problems

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.

Online BBA - Management Major:  Entrepreneurial Management Track

  • All prerequisites and admissions requirements must be met before earning admission to the online BBA Program.
  • Transfer students are eligible to apply directly to the Tippie College of Business (TCOB) if they have:  1) 60 or more semester hours earned; 2) completion of the four pre-requisite courses, and 3) meet the GPA requirements.
  • Complete Tippie College of Business General Education Requirements. 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 General Education Program requirements (except world language) in Tippie College of Business.
  • Complete four semesters of the same world language (fourth-level proficiency) or two semesters of two different world languages (second-level proficiency) as needed for Iowa’s General Education Program. The requirement may be fulfilled by the appropriate high school work.
  • Complete the following prerequisite UI courses (BBA applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and no grade lower than a C):

MATH:1380    Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
STAT:1030    Statistics for Business
ECON:1100   Principles of Microeconomics
ACCT:2100   Intro to Financial Accounting

Additional tips for BBA applicants:

  • Complete the following UI core courses:

ECON:1200    Principles of Macroeconomics
ACCT:2200    Into to Managerial Accounting
MSCI:1000        Business Computing Essentials

  • Apply to The University of Iowa indicating Business as the major by the appropriate deadline. May not use summer coursework for a fall decision.
  • Present a minimum 2.75 UI and cumulative GPA

Application deadlines are March 1 for fall applicants and October 1 for spring applicants. Applications are accepted for the fall and spring sessions only. An applicant may not use summer coursework for a fall decision. The Tippie College of Business has a selective admission process that requires submission of an admission essay and a one-page resume. These two documents will figure into the admission decision along with an evaluation of academic performance as determined by a student's GPA in prerequisite courses, the GPA in all courses taken at the University of Iowa, and the cumulative GPA.

The following required UI core courses can be taken prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:

MGMT:2000 Introduction to Law
MGMT:2100 Introduction to Management
ECON:2800 Statistics for Strategy Problems

More information is available on our BBA information sheet, or you may contact Associate Dean Lon Moeller by phone: 319-335-0924 or email:  lon-moeller@uiowa.edu .

Here are some online resources to assist your transfer to Iowa:

    Tippie College of Business Community College Transfer Guides (for BBA applicants)

    Online Transfer Course Equivalency Guide

    I-Chart Planning Resource for Iowa Community College Students

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Marketing

  • Complete Tippie College of Business General Education Requirements. Transfer students with an AA degree from an Iowa or Illinois Community College, will enter the University having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except world language) in Tippie College of Business.
  • Complete four semesters of the same world language (fourth-level proficiency) or two semesters of two different world languages (second-level proficiency) as needed for Iowa’s General Education Program. The requirement may be fulfilled by the appropriate high school work.
  • Effective 2016 entering transfer students must successfully complete at least one of the following Tippie RISE experiences to graduate.
  • Complete the following prerequisite courses with a minimum 2.75 GPA and no grade lower than a C:
    • MATH:1380 - Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • STAT:1030 - Statistics for Business
    • ECON:1100 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • ACCT:2100 - Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Complete the following core courses:
    • ECON:1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ACCT:2200 - Intro to Managerial Accounting
    • MSCI:1500 - Business Computing Essentials
  • Apply to The University of Iowa indicating Business as the major by the appropriate deadline. May not use summer coursework for a fall decision.
  • Present a minimum 2.75 prerequisite GPA, cumulative GPA, and UI GPA

The following required core courses can be taken prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:

  • MGMT:2000 - Introduction to Law
  • MGMT:2100 - Introduction to Management
  • ECON:2800 - Statistics for Strategy Problems

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.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Medicine Preprofessional Program

Mortuary Science Preprofessional Program

Music

Students can earn a BA (Bachelor of Arts in Music) or a BM (Bachelor of Music) from the School of Music.

  • Students must audition, typically in February for Fall admission, with voice or instrument (horn, trombone, tuba/euphonium, trumpet, organ, piano, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass, voice/opera, clarinet, bassoon, flute, oboe, saxophone).

Contact appropriate Studio Head for more information.

  • It is best to transfer Fall of sophomore year. The Bachelor of Music major normally takes four years from the beginning of study at UI. A Bachelor of Art in Music can be sequenced in less time. Transfer students admitted to the School of Music must complete a minimum of one year of applied lessons (lower or upper) and one year of major ensemble at the University of Iowa in order to earn a degree in music.

Music Therapy majors must be admitted to a studio and take additional courses. Contact Mary Adamek at mary-adamek@uiowa.edu, 319.335.1643.

Students interested in Jazz Studies should contact John Rapson at ira-rapson@uiowa.edu, 319.335.1662.

Students with general music questions should contact Alan Huckleberry, alan-huckleberry@uiowa.edu, Undergraduate Coordinator, 319.335.1650.

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Nuclear Medicine Technology

In order to complete a baccalaureate degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology, students must be accepted into and complete program requirements.

60 s.h. of course work must be completed prior to admission to the nuclear medicine technology professional program.

A 2.50 cumulative GPA is required for acceptance into the nuclear medicine technology professional program.

Acceptance into a professional program is selective and not guaranteed.

Application should be made to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences prior to professional program application.

Apply to the Nuclear Medicine Technology professional program before January 15.

Interviews of the most qualified candidates are conducted throughout the month of February and a maximum of 8 students may be selected each year.

Refer to the university catalog for specific admission requirements and application procedures.

Possible courses to complete prior to transferring to Iowa:

  • Rhetoric: RHET:1030 Rhetoric
  • Natural Sciences:
    • Chemistry: CHEM:1110
    • Human Anatomy with Lab (choose one option below):
      • HHP:1150  Human Anatomy with Lab
      • HHP:3115  Anatomy for Human Physiology with Lab
      • HHP:1100 and HHP:1110  Human Anatomy and Lab
      • ACB:3110 and HHP:1110  Principles of Human Anatomy and Lab
    • Human Physiology with Lab (choose one option below):
      • HHP:1350  Fundamentals of Human Physiology with Lab
      • HHP:3550 Human Physiology with Lab
      • HHP:1300 and HHP:1310  Fundamentals of Human Physiology and Lab
      • HHP:3500 and HHP:1310  Human Physiology and Lab
    • Physics: PHYS:1400 or PHYS:1511
  • Social Science:
    • PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology
  • Quantitative/Formal Reasoning:
    • MATH:1440 Math for the Biological Sciences or MATH:1020 Elementary Functions or higher level
  • General Education: 3 sh from 2 of the following areas (6 sh total):
    • Diversity and Inclusion (DI)
    • Historical Perspectives (HP)
    • International and Global Issues (IGI)
    • Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (LVPA)
    • Values and Culture (VC)
  • Medical Terminology:
    • CLSA:3750 Medical and Technical Terminology

If you would like additional information, please email or call:

Anthony Knight, MBA, CNMT, RT(N)
Program Director
Nuclear Medicine Technology Program
Phone: (319) 356-2954
E-mail: anthony-knight@uiowa.edu

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Nursing

Students must meet certain criteria to be considered for Competitive Admission to the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. A combination of up to 72 transfer and current UI pre-Nursing students will be admitted each Spring semester through the Competitive Admission process.

In order to be considered for admission to the undergraduate BSN program, students must have completed, or be in the process of completing all prerequisites.

Additional information about prerequisite UI coursework:

  • NURS:3110 Healthcare Finance will be available online through the University of Iowa or on campus at the University of Iowa for transfer students who have earned admission to our program. Transfer students will be required to enroll and successfully complete this online course the fall semester prior to starting their nursing education. Students will receive information about enrolling in this course when selected for admission.  A transfer student could choose to complete this course on campus in a spring semester as part of the prerequisite plan (this would require an application to the University of Iowa and the transfer student should work with the Office of Admissions for guidance to the appropriate application.)
  • Students must complete MATH: 1440 Math for the Biosciences prerequisite in one of the following ways:
    • Complete MATH:1440 Math for the Biosciences OR
    • Complete courses equivalent to STAT:1020 Statistics and MATH:1020 Elementary Functions OR
    • Complete courses equivalent to STAT:1020 Statistics and MATH:1850 Calculus
  • Complete four semesters of the same world language (fourth-level proficiency) or two semesters of two different world languages (second-level proficiency). The requirement may be fulfilled by the appropriate high school work.
  • All prerequisites, including the world language requirement, and a minimum of 64 semester hours must be completed prior to the start of the Nursing program (67 semester hours is preferred).
  • No more than two natural sciences and no more than one social science can be unfinished as of June 1 in the application period.

Admission to the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is competitive. Please note that meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission. From the applicants who meet minimum requirements, those who appear to be best qualified will be admitted. Admission will be offered conditionally pending completion of all prerequisite courses.

The number and the quality of the applicants will determine the competitiveness of the applicant pool. Historically, students who have built a solid science foundation, who demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly, who have an understanding of professional nursing practice, and who have excelled in the prerequisite course work have had the highest probability of earning admission.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

For additional information, including information on application deadlines, health and clinical requirements, and a list of frequently asked questions please visit www.nursing.uiowa.edu or contact the College of Nursing directly at 319-335-8216 or nursing-programs@uiowa.edu.

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Nursing RN-BSN

The first step is to get a transcript evaluation.

Admission Requirements:

  • Complete (or have in progress) all prerequisites and general education requirements at the time of submitting an application (i.e. courses can be in progress in the summer & fall for Spring application; courses can be in progress spring & summer for Fall admission).
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Strong academic performance in an ADN or diploma program
  • Strong knowledge base in the natural sciences.  We strongly recommend you take at least one college level chemistry course.
  • Current RN licensure in the State of Iowa

The application deadlines are September 1st for a Spring start and March 1st for a Fall start.

Two plans of study are available.

Admission is highly competitive. We look closely at the natural science courses (anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, biology, etc), writing skills (comp I and comp II), and your math skills (statistics). If your academic record indicates difficulty in these areas, we recommend you repeat or take additional courses accordingly. This will demonstrate that you have a strong knowledge base in these areas, and can be successful once you are admitted into our nursing program.

For additional information including information on health and clinical requirements and a list of frequently asked questions please visit www.nursing.uiowa.edu or contact the College of Nursing directly at 319-335-9214.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Open Major

Up to 20 percent of new students entering the university each year haven’t made a final choice about their major or their career. These students usually enroll in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, declaring their major as “open major.” They plan to choose a major after taking courses in the

General Education Program or elective courses in fields of possible interest.

Students choosing the Open Major fall into many categories, among them:

  • Students who know they want to earn a four-year degree at the University but are unsure in what area of study
  • Students who have a particular career in mind but are unsure of which major to chose in order to work toward their vocational goal.
  • Students who intend to pursue admission to a competitive entry major and are completing prerequisite coursework.

Here are some important things to know about the Open Major:

The Open Major is not a degree granting major.

This means that you will have to declare another major, and complete the requirements for that major, in order to earn a degree from the University.

A student must declare a major or be admitted to a selective or limited access major or program by the time 72 semester hours have been earned.

Students are encouraged to work closely with their Academic Advisor so that the student may gain a better understanding of his or her unique academic goals and requirements.

Students may change their major at any time and as often as they would like.

It is important to note that while many majors at the University of Iowa have major coursework requirements that may be completed in four semesters, some majors have course sequences that require a full eight semesters of coursework.  It is important for students to discuss their academic interests with their advisor early and often, especially if a student’s goal is a four-year graduation.

  • Complete the College of Liberal Arts and Science General Education Requirements. Transfer students with an AA degree from a community college in Iowa or Black Hawk College in Illinois will enter the university having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except world language) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Complete, or begin to complete, four semesters of the same world language (fourth-level proficiency) as needed for Iowa’s General Education Program. The requirement may be fulfilled by the appropriate high school work.
  • Review composition of a liberal arts degree

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

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Optometry Preprofessional Program

Pharmacy Preprofessional Program

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

 

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Philosophy

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 Community College, or Black Hawk College in Illinois, will enter the University having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except World Language and Diversity & 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 Carrie Figdor, carrie-figdor@uiowa.edu, 319-335-1566, or David Cunning, david-cunning@uiowa.edu, 319-335-0027, with questions.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Physical Therapy Preprofessional Program

Physician Assistant Preprofessional Program

Podiatry Preprofessional Program

Political Science

Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Political Science.

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
    • POLI:1100 Introduction to American Politics
  • Students can also take one or more of the following Political Science courses, if available, prior to transferring:
    • POLI:1405 Introduction to Comparative Politics
    • POLI:1500 Introduction to International Relations
    • POLI:1501 Introduction to American Foreign Policy
  • Prospective BS majors should check the Political Science website for additional math courses in calculus and statistics.

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. 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 Community College, or Black Hawk College in Illinois, will enter the University having fulfilled all of the General Education 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 transfer students should contact the University of Iowa Office of Admissions, 319-335-1566, for information about applying.

Prospective Political Science majors should contact Martha Kirby, Martha-kirby@uiowa.edu, 319-335-2347, with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Psychology

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology.

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.

  • PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology

Students can also take one or both of the following Psychology courses, if available, prior to transferring:

  • PSY:2401 Introduction to Developmental Science
  • ​PSY:2501 Introduction to Social Psychology

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 Community College, or Black Hawk College in Illinois, will enter the University having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except world language) 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 transfer students should contact the University of Iowa Office of Admissions, 319-335-1566, for information about applying.

Prospective Psychology majors should contact Deb Johnson, debra-l-johnson@uiowa.edu, 319-335-0135, with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Radiation Sciences
Includes: Tracks in Radiologic Technology with CT, MRI, or CVI; Diagnostic Medical Sonography with General/Vascular or Cardiac/Vascular; Radiation Therapy with CT

A 2.50 cumulative GPA is required for acceptance into a radiation sciences professional program.

Meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the respective professional programs. From the invited applicants, the Admissions Committee selects the interviewees it considers most qualified to succeed in the coursework and practice of the profession. To understand and gain valuable insight to the radiation sciences fields as it relates to the health care delivery system, students are strongly encouraged to visit with or job shadow radiation sciences professionals, volunteer or seek part-time employment in radiation sciences departments, hospitals, nursing homes, or clinics, and consider gaining direct patient care contact prior to application.

Application should be made by mid-December to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences prior to professional program application.

Apply to the Radiation Sciences professional program before January 15.

Refer to the university catalog for specific admission requirements and application procedures.

Possible courses to complete prior to transferring to Iowa:

Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree in Radiation Sciences

  • Prerequisite Courses:
  • Rhetoric: RHET:1030 Accelerated Rhetoric
  • Natural Science: anatomy, one of these:
    • HHP:1100 Human Anatomy
    • HHP:1150 Human Anatomy with Lab
    • HHP:3105 Anatomy for Human Physiology
    • HHP:3115 Anatomy for Human Physiology with Lab
    • ACB:3110 Principles of Human Anatomy

AND:

  • Physiology, one of these:
  • ​​    HHP:1300 Fundamentals of Human Physiology
  •     HHP:1350 Fundamentals of Human Physiology with Lab
  •     HHP:3500 Human Physiology
  •     HHP:3550 Human Physiology with Lab
  • Social Science: PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology
  • Quantitative/Formal Reasoning: one of these:
    • MATH:1440 Math for the Biological Sciences
    • MATH:1020 Elementary Functions
    • MATH:1340 Math for Business
  • General Education: 3sh from 2 of the following areas:​
  • Diversity and Inclusion (DI)
  • Historical Perspectives (HP)
  • International and Global Issues (IGI)
  • Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (LVPA)
  • Values and Culture (VC)
  • Medical Terminology: CLSA:3750 Medical and Technical Terminology
  • Additional courses for the professional program of interest:
    • Diag. Med. Sonography: one of these:
      • PHYS:1400 Basic Physics (3,4sh), PHYS:1511 College Physics I
    • Radiation Therapy:
      • PHYS:1400 Basic Physics (3,4sh) or PHYS:1511 College Physics I
      • A total of 60sh of coursework
  • Prerequisite courses must be completed by June 1, with one exception: Physics for the DMS program may be completed in the summer semester.
  • Two years of high school world language is a prerequisite to the professional program.
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative college GPA
  • International students and students whose first language is not English: Must satisfy all UI Admissions requirements; complete the English Language Requirements for Admission, the English Proficiency Evaluation, and have clearance to take a full academic load

Recommended for all professional programs:

  • Job shadowing, patient care experience, and research of professional field
  • RSP:1100 Introduction to Radiation Sciences
  • CHEM:1070 General Chemistry I or CHEM:1110 Principles of Chemistry I
  • PHYS:1400 Basic Physics or PHYS:1511 College Physics I (required for DMS and Therapy)
  • CS:1020 Principles of Computing or MSCI:1500 Business Computing Essentials
  • STAT:1020 Elementary Statistics or STAT:4143 Introduction to Statistical Methods

Notes:

  • Separate application for competitive selection to the professional track due by January 15
  • Admission to a Radiation Sciences program is not guaranteed.
  • Application and selection process is required due to limited clinical openings.
  • Personal interview on campus for invited applicants
  • Transfer students: Apply to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Radiation Sciences interest by mid-December. Also see the Transfer Credits link on the Student Resources tab.

Degree Requirements:

  1. Courses for professional track (College of Medicine, Radiation Sciences undergraduate major)
  2. Semester hour, GPA, and residency requirements

Professional Radiation Sciences track options: Applications are due Jan 15.

  • Radiologic Technology and Computed Tomography (3 year track) – 6 students
  • Radiologic Technology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (3 year track) – 6 students
  • Radiologic Technology and Cardiovascular Intervention (3 year track) – 2 students
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography and General and Vascular (3 year track) – 8 students
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Cardiac and Vascular (3 year track) – 6 students
  • Radiation Therapy (2 year track) – 7 students

Semester hour, GPA, and Residency Requirements:

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative and UI GPA
  • Complete all track courses with a grade of C or above

 

Radiation Sciences contact information:  radiation-sciences@uiowa.edu  or 319-353-8388

 

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Radiation Sciences RT to BS

Admission Requirements for Online RT to BS Degree Completion

  • Prerequisite Courses (must be completed or in progress prior to admission):
    • Rhetoric: RHET:1030 Accelerated Rhetoric
    • Natural Science: anatomy, one of these:
      • HHP:1100 Human Anatomy
      • ACB:3110 Principles of Human Anatomy
    • AND one of these:
      • BIOL:1140 Human Biology
      • CHEM:1070 General Chemistry I
      • CHEM:1110 Principles of Chemistry I
      • HHP:1300 Fundamentals of Human Physiology
      • HHP:3500 Human Physiology
      • PHYS:1400 Basic Physics
      • PHYS:1511 College Physics
  • Psychology: PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology
  • Quantitative/Formal Reasoning: one of these:
    • MATH:1440 Math for the Biological Sciences
    • MATH:1020 Elementary Functions
    • MATH: 1340 Math for Business
  • General Education: 3sh from 2 of the following areas:
    • Diversity and Inclusion (DI)
    • Historical Perspectives (HP)
    • International and Global Issues (IGI)
    • Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (LVPA)
    • Values and Culture (VC)
  • Medical Terminology: CLSA:3750 Medical and Technical Terminology
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative college GPA in non-RT college courses
  • Completion of a Radiologic Technology program and ARRT radiography certification (national boards) (60 sh credits are awarded for ARRT national board certification)
  • International students and students whose first language is not English: Satisfaction of all UI Admissions requirements; completion of the English Language Requirements for Admission, the English Proficiency Evaluation, and all proficiency courses required for clearance to take a full academic load. 

Admission Process:

  • Apply to the undergraduate College of Medicine Radiation Sciences major, if admission requirements have been met or are in progress. Applications are due April 1 for summer or fall OR November 1 for spring admit. Apply early; allow processing time.
  • Follow Admissions’ Profile instructions in MyUI to complete mandatory orientation and advising sessions.

Degree Requirements:

  1. All courses for one of the following online modalities: see the RT to BS Degree Requirements
  • Cardiovascular Interventional 23sh
  • Computed Tomography 22sh
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging 25sh
  1. Stats and Management/Organization:
    • STAT:1020 Elementary Statistics & Inference or STAT:4143 Introduction to Statistical Methods 
    • MGMT:2100 Intro to Management or COMM:1819 Organizational Leadership or MGMT:3500 Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I
  2. Semester hour, GPA, and Residency Requirements:
    • Successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit
    • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative and UI GPA
    • Complete all modality courses with a C or above
    • Complete a minimum of 30 consecutive semester hours in the College of Medicine

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

Radiation Sciences contact information: radiation-sciences@uiowa.edu  or 319-353-8388

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Religious Studies

Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Religious Studies

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

  • Complete the following courses prior to transferring, if available:

RELS:1404 Living Religions of the East
RELS:1001 Judaism, Christianity and Islam

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

Use the2 Plus 2 website and the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies.

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

Prospective Transfer students should contact Michelene Pesantubbee, michelene-pesantubbee, 319-335-2116, or Jordan Smith, jordan-a-smith@uiowa.edu, 319-335-2169 with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Social Work
Includes: Social Work Major in residence at the University of Iowa and the Des Moines Program

Social Work Major
Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) from the School of Social Work in residence at the University of Iowa or through the University of Iowa School of Social Work Des Moines Program.

  • This major can be sequenced in four semesters after admission to the School of Social Work. Students may transfer either sophomore or junior year and still complete the major. Admission to the BASW program is competitive and requires:
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale) at the time of admission. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement but demonstrate strengths/potential in other areas may be granted consideration for admission on an individual basis.
  • A grade of C or above in of SSW:1022 Social Justice and Social Welfare in the United States, or SSW:2222 Introduction to Social Work or comparable course taken in another college and approved by the School of Social Work is required.
  • Completion of application form and personal statement.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission. It is strongly recommended that students have volunteer, internship, or work experience in areas related to social work before applying to the program.

Students also should:

  • Complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements. 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 General Education Program requirements (except world language) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.
  • Complete the following courses:
    • BIOL:1140 - Human Biology
    • PSY:1001 - Elementary Psychology
    • SOC:1010 - Introduction to Sociology 
    • POLI:1100 - Introduction to American Politics
  • Meet Admission Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  

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 Community College, or Black Hawk College in Illinois, will enter the University having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except World Language) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 2 Plus 2 students must complete the fourth level of a single world language as required for Iowa's General Education Program.

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

Prospective social work majors should contact Kate Kemp, kate-kemp@uiowa.edu, 319-335-1250 with questions about the major.

Social Work Major (Des Moines Program)
Students interested in the Social Work major at the Des Moines Center should contact Christy Thies, christy-thies@uiowa.edu, 515-235-4662.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Sociology

  • Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sociology
  • 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.
    • SOC:1010 Introduction to Sociology
    • STAT:1020 Elementary Statistics and Inference or STAT:1030 Business Statistics
  • Students can also take one or two of the following Sociology courses, if available, prior to transferring:
    • SOC:1020 Social Problems
    • SOC:1220 Principles of Social Psychology
    • SOC:2710 The American Family

Prospective BS majors should check the Sociology website for additional math courses in calculus and statistics.

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.

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

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

Prospective Sociology Transfer students should contact Joe Davis, joseph-davis-1@uiowa.edu, 319-335-2487, with questions about the major.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Speech & Hearing Science

  • Complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements. Transfer students with an AA degree from a community college in Iowa or Black Hawk College in Illinois will enter the university having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except world language) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.
  • UI students complete twelve courses specific to this major along with three courses in psychology, and one course each in linguistics, statistics, mathematics, biology, and physics or chemistry. These non-major courses can be applied to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirement. The following required or substitute major UI courses can be often be found at a community college and taken prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:
    • PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology
    • PSY:2301 Introduction to Clinical Psychology
      • or PSY:2930 Abnormal Psych: Health Professions
      • or PSY:3150 Psychology of Aging
      • or CSD/ASP/LEIS/SSW:3008 Basic Aspects of Aging
    • PSY:2401 Introduction to Developmental Science
      • or PSQF:5106 Child Development
    • PSQF:1020/STAT:1020 Elementary Statistics and Inference
      • or PSQF:5143  Intro Stat Methods
      • or STAT:2010 Stat Methods and Computing
    • MATH:1440 Math for Biological Sci.
      • or MATH:1460 Calc. for Biological Sci.
      • or MATH:1850  Calculus I
    • BIOL:1141 Intro to Animal Biology
      • or BIOL:1411 Foundations of Biology
    • PHYS:1400 Basic Physics
      • or PHYS:1511 College Physics
      • or CHEM:1070 General Chemistry I
  • It is recommended that students considering transferring to this major do so before entering their junior year. Courses in the major are offered only once per academic year. Students transferring after their junior year with no completed coursework specific to speech-language pathology and audiology will not be able to complete all requirements for the degree in one academic year.
  • Admission to graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology is competitive. Students with an overall GPA below a 3.40 may have difficulty being accepted into a graduate program.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

For more information about this major contact Jerald Moon, jerald-moon@uiowa.edu, director of undergraduate studies.

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Sport and Recreation Management

The Sport and Recreation Management degree is designed for students preparing for positions with sport and club teams, community recreation, intercollegiate and high school athletics programs, international sport organizations, national and international amateur sport organizations, firms specializing in sport marketing, sport sponsorship, and commercial fitness businesses. It also provides a foundation for graduate study in sport or recreation management, and other related graduate degree programs. This degree offers a comprehensive curriculum with a unique integrative business approach. The goal is to prepare leaders to meet the challenges in the global sport arena. The faculty is committed to creating a collaborative and nurturing learning environment for analyzing and resolving the challenges in the business and culture of sports nationally and internationally.

Students can earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Sport and Recreation Management. Total required semester hours is 48 (27 Foundation, 12 Concentration Area, and 9 Field Experience).

Sport and Recreation Management Concentration Areas - Complete 12 s.h. in one of eight areas. 
Certificates can be earned in lieu of a concentration area for those designated with an asterisk below.

  • Interscholastic Athletic / Activity Directorship * (This program also is offered in our Des Moines location.)
  • Event Management* (This program also is offered in our Des Moines location.)
  • Entrepreneurship* (This program also is offered in our Des Moines location.)
  • Business Studies (This program also is offered in our Des Moines location.)
  • Coaching and Sport Instruction (This program also is offered in our Des Moines location.)
  • Communications Public Relations / Journalism
  • Sport and Diversity
  • Self-Study Concentration (This program also is offered in our Des Moines location.)

http://clas.uiowa.edu/hhp/undergraduate/bs/sport-and-recreation-management/curriculum

Course work for the Business Studies Concentration Area can be completed prior to transfer. However, for other concentration areas course work generally will be completed in residence at Iowa.

Business Studies

A student must complete at least 12 semester hours from the following course selections in order to complete the concentration area for Business Studies. A student may complete any remaining requirements for concentration area after transferring to Iowa.

  • ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting
  • ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • FIN:3000 Introductory Financial Management
  • MGMT:2000 Introduction to Law
  • MGMT:2100 Introduction to Management
  • MSCI:1500 Business Computing Essentials
Sport and Recreation Management Program Requirements   Complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements. 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 General Education Program requirements (except world language) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.   Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.   Meet admissions requirements for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Sports and Recreation Management majors should consider the 2 plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan if they plan to complete their AA degree at an Iowa Community College prior to transferring.

Use the 2 Plus 2 website and the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies.   Prospective transfer students should contact the University of Iowa Office of Admissions, 319-335-1566, for information about applying. Prospective Sport and Recreation Management Transfer students should contact Ignacio Alvarez, agnacio-alvarez@uiowa.edu, or Margaret Ebert, margaret-ebert@uiowa.edu, or 319-353-5423 with questions about the major.   These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa: • I-Chart Planning Resource for Iowa Community College Students • Online Transfer Equivalency Guide
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Sport Studies

Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Sport Studies.

45 s.h. of work is required for the major: 30 s.h. in sport studies and 15 s.h. in a secondary area or a minor in another department. At least 24 s.h. of credit for the major must be earned at The University of Iowa.

With careful planning, it may be possible to complete this major in 2 years. If possible, complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.

The major requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in a second area of specialization. Most common areas include:

Sport Journalism in Sport Studies
The relationship between sport and the media has never been so pervasive, and the sport studies track provides a strong academic foundation for students interested in exploring that relationship within the field of sport journalism or sports information.

Sport Management in Sport Studies
The sport studies track provides a strong academic foundation for students interested in the field of sport management. A Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management; or an individually designed concentration of courses in business.

Coaching Authorization in Sport Studies
Sport studies students who are interested in coaching can prepare themselves through additional coursework that also qualifies them for a Coaching Authorization from the State of Iowa. This authorization can often be complete through a community college.

Contact Nick Yablon at (319) 335-0321 or nick-yablon@uiowa.edu, or Catriona Parratt at ​(319) 335-9339 or catriona-parratt@uiowa.edu with questions.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Statistics

  • Students may earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Statistics.  
  • Students should transfer by the end of their first year in order to complete the major in a timely manner.
  • Students should complete the following courses, if available, before transferring.
    • MATH:1850 Calculus I
    • MATH:1860 Calculus II
    • CS:1210 Computer Science I: Fundamentals
  • Prospective Statistics BS majors should consult the Statistics website.
  • Use the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies.
  • Students must complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.
  • Prospective transfer students should contact the University of Iowa Office of Admissions, 319-335-1566, for information about applying.
  • Prospective Statistics majors should contact Ignacio Alvarez,<a href="mailto:ignacio-alvarez@uiowa.edu"> ignacio-alvarez@uiowa.edu</a>, 319-335-4904, or Margie Ebert, <a href="mailto:margie-ebert@uiowa.edu">Margie-ebert@uiowa.edu</a>, 319-335-2082, with questions about the major.
  • These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:
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Theatre Arts

Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre Arts.

  • The theatre major can be completed in two years after transferring to the UI but is easier to complete in three.
  • Experience in theatre is helpful but no audition is required for admission. All interested students are welcome.
  • Transfer equivalency for major coursework is determined on a case by case basis.
  • Take College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements during the year prior to transferring.
  • Complete, or begin to complete, four semesters of the same world language (fourth-level proficiency) as needed for Iowa’s General Education Program. The requirement may be fulfilled by the appropriate high school work.
  • Check out the theatre website for further information, http://theatre.uiowa.edu/
  • Students attending Kirkwood CC, Indina Hills CC, or Iowa Central CC who plan to complete their AA degree 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.

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

Prospective majors may contact Main Office, 319-353-2700, or Loyce Arthur, loyce-arthur@uiowa.edu, 319-353-2409, Undergraduate Coordinator, with questions.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Therapeutic Recreation
Includes: Child Life, Inclusive Recreation

A student can earn a BS (Bachelor of Science) degree in Therapeutic Recreation.

Therapeutic Recreation service is a health-oriented field. It involves the provision of recreation programs designed to improve or maintain the physical, emotional, mental, and social functioning of persons with disabilities. It uses treatment, leisure education, and recreational services to promote a satisfying leisure lifestyle among persons with acute and chronic impairments.

Recommended courses for Therapeutic Recreation which can be completed prior to transfer:

  • HHP:1100 Human Anatomy (or Human Anatomy & Physiology)
  • PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology (or equivalent or similar higher-level course)
  • HHP:1300 Fundamentals of Physiology 
  • TR:1070 Perspectives on Leisure & Play, or equivalent courses or higher level courses addressing the same content areas.

Application for Admission to the Undergraduate Therapeutic Recreation Program, B.S.

  • Complete the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences General Education Requirements. Transfer students with an AA degree from a community college in Iowa or Black Hawk College in Illinois will enter the university having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except world language) in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
  • Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.

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

Contact Ken Mobily at 319-335-0172 or ken-mobily@uiowa.edu with additional questions.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Veterinary Medicine Preprofessional Program