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Transfer Plans

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 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:
    • 22M:017/MATH:1380 - Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • 22S:008/STAT:1030 - Statistics for Business
    • 06E:001/ECON:1100 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • 06A:001/ACCT:2100 - Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Complete the following core courses:
    • 06E:002/ECON:1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • 06A:002/ACCT:2200 - Intro to Managerial Accounting
    • 06K:050/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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • 6J:047/MGMT:2000 - Introduction to Law
  • 6J:048/MGMT:2100 - Introduction to Management
  • 6E:071/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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Actuarial Science

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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American Studies

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.

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Anthropology

  • 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 course:
    • 113:003 - Cultural Anthropology
  • Complete the following course prior to transferring, if available:
    • 113:013 - Human Orgins
  • 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 the2 Plus 2 website and the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies.

Prospective Anthropology majors should contact Denise Barnard, denise-barnard@uiowa.edu, or call 319-384-3620, with questions about the major.

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Art

Art

Students may earn a BA (Bachelor of Art) or a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Art) 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 Advisors, Lynne Lanning, lynne-lanning@uiowa.edu , or Molly Rechkemmer, molly-rechkemmer@uiowa.edu, with additional questions and to create the best plan of study prior to transferring to the University of Iowa.

 

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Art History

Students can earn a BA 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 , or Molly Rechkemmer, molly-rechkemmer@uiowa.edu, with additional questions and to create the best plan of study prior to transferring to the University of Iowa.

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Athletic Training

It is recommended that students interested in this very competitive major begin their studies at UI.

Before applying to the major, students must complete this UI course, 027:096 Exploring Athletic Training 1 S.H.

Most students admitted to the athletic training major begin clinical experience as sophomores.

Prerequisite courses are required in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology Human anatomy, statistics and other courses. Visit this page for specific information.

Preference is given to applicants with high scholastic standing, strong writing skills, and varied athletic training and health care experience. A personal interview may be required; the athletic training program contacts applicants invited for interviews.

Fulfillment of admission requirements does not ensure admission to the athletic training major. The program selects candidates who appear to be best qualified for the study and practice of athletic training.

Contact Information:

General Information: marie-kasparek@uiowa.edu

 

Dan Foster , Ph.D.
(319)335-9393
danny-foster@uiowa.edu

Athletic Training Services
110 CHA
Iowa City, IA 52242-1020

 

 

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Bachelor of Applied Studies

  • Students are encouraged to complete the Rhetoric requirement, or at least English Composition I, before enrolling in the BAS program.
  • 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 uses online examinations, but many require proctored exams.

Application Deadlines

Spring – November 15
Summer – April 1
Fall – April 1

Contact Information:

Contact the Division of Continuing Education to speak with a BAS Advisor.
800-272-6430 or 319-335-2575
https://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/mailinglist/MailingListPublic/Default.aspx

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

    Online Transfer Equivalency Guide

                https://isis1.uiowa.edu/isis/courses/transfer/sisearch.page

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Bachelor of Liberal Studies

  • 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 uses online examinations, but many require proctored exams.

Application Deadlines

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

Contact Information

Contact the Division of Continuing Education to speak with a BLS Advisor.
800-272-6430 or 319-335-2575

dce-advising@uiowa.edu

https://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/mailinglist/MailingListPublic/Default.aspx

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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Biology

Students working toward a B.S. must complete the chemistry/physics/mathematics foundation, the biology core, and one of the six tracks. See the General Catalog.

Students working toward a Bachelor of Arts must complete the chemistry/physics/math foundation; the biology core; one course from each of three breadth menus; one course with a laboratory; and three elective courses, which may include one course in the history or philosophy of science. See the General Catalog.

  • All students must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program. Students are urged to complete the World Languages requirement and Rhetoric before transferring.
  • UI Biology courses have a prerequisite of B or higher in previous courses; it is important that students do B work in all biology courses taken at all first institutions. If a B grade is not earned, the student will need to repeat the course.
  • The University of Iowa's Department of Biology expects a student to have completed the major's introductory sequence of courses such as Principles of Biology I and II (two-semester or three-trimester introductory biology course sequence) at one institution with a grade of B or above. Do not split sequences across institutions; always plan on taking any sequenced courses at one college.
  • Complete the required calculus course and any prerequisites needed for this course.
  • Complete the equivalent of 004:011 (CHEM:1110)-004:012 (CHEM:1120) Principles of Chemistry I-II; start with any needed lower level chemistry courses so that you are prepared to earn a B or better in this foundational course.
  • Complete an equivalent physics sequence.
  • The Department of Biology requires a Biology-oriented statistics course; lower-level statistics courses do not count. Students may want to familiarize themselves with statistics by taking an entry-level statistics course but should also understand a biology statistics course will need to be finished for the major.
  • Students who have not taken the equivalencies of Calculus I and Principles of Chemistry I and II before transferring must take the Math and Chemistry placement tests prior to arrival at UI. This will help your advisor determine the best Chemistry and Math courses for you.
  • 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.
  • Students who have not started their major course work prior to attendance at the University of Iowa should anticipate at least three years of additional schooling to graduation due to the sequencing of biology courses.
  • If you are not a Biology major when you transfer to UI, please contact the Biology advisor to determine your course equivalencies.

Please see the Iowa Biological Sciences Transition Guide for tips for a successful Transfer. http://www.iowamathscience.org/sites/default/files/biology_transition_guide_00020111016final.pdf

Contact Amy Korthank Gabaldon,
Academic Adviser,
Department of Biology 144 Biology Building,
353-2484, amy-korthank@uiowa.edu

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Business Analytics and Information Systems

  • 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:
    • 22M:017/MATH:1380 - Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • 22S:008/STAT:1030 - Statistics for Business
    • 06E:001/ECON:1100 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • 06A:001/ACCT:2100 - Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Complete the following core courses:
    • 06E:002/ECON:1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • 06A:002/ACCT:2200 - Intro to Managerial Accounting
    • 06K:050/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 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 core courses can be taken prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:

  • 6J:047/MGMT:2000 - Introduction to Law
  • 6J:048/MGMT:2100 - Introduction to Management
  • 6E:071/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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Chiropractic Medicine Preprofessional Program

Cinema

The Department of Cinema offers degrees in film studies and film and video production.

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

  • Students may complete Introduction to Film Analysis 048:001, the only community college course that would count toward a Cinema major, prior to transferring.
  • Cinema majors should transfer to the University of Iowa by the end of their first year at the community college. Students need at least two courses in the major and at least one-half of the semester hours required for graduation before the fifth semester.
  • Take 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.
  • Students interested in Production will take only one class in that area per semester after transferring.

For more information, click on the Cinema information page.  Prospective Cinema majors should contact Marc Armstrong, marc-armstrong@uiowa.edu, 335-0580, with questions.

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Communication Studies

  • Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication Studies
  • Complete the following courses, if available, prior to transferring:
    • 036:074 Media & Society
    • 036:011 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 the2 Plus 2 website and the Online Equivalency Guide to determine appropriate transfer course equivalencies.
  • Communication Studies majors at the University of Iowa must maintain a 2.50 or higher cumulative grade point average in order to take most major courses.
  • 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.

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, 319-335-1566, with questions about the major.

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Comparative Literature

The Program in Comparative Literature is part of the Division of World Languages and offers degrees in comparative literature and literary translation.

  • Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Comparative Literature.
  • Comparative Literature majors should transfer to the University of Iowa by the end of their first year at the community college. Students need at least two courses in the major and at least one-half of the semester hours required for graduation before the fifth semester.
  • Take College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements during the year prior to transferring.
  • Students need to complete their University of Iowa rhetoric requirement as soon as possible because this is a prerequisite for most Comparative Literature courses.
  • 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.  Comparative Literature requires an additional world language beyond that required of the General Education Program.

For more information, click on the Comparative Literature information pages. Prospective Comparative Literature majors should contact Brian Gollnick, Undergraduate Director, at brian-gollnick@uiowa.edu, 319-335-2243, with questions.

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Computer Science

  • 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.
  • Complete the equivalent UI courses:

22C:016 - Computer Science I   
22C:021 - Computer Science II
22C:019 - Discrete Structures
22M:025 - Calculus I
22M:026 - Calculus II

Some required courses typically taken in the first two years at the University of Iowa are not available at the community college. Students should consider transferring to Iowa prior to the start of their second year.

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

    Online Transfer Equivalency Guide

                https://isis1.uiowa.edu/isis/courses/transfer/sisearch.page

    I-Chart Transfer Planning Resource for Iowa Community College Students

                https://www.maui.uiowa.edu/maui/pub/admissions/ichart/ichart.page

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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.

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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)

  • 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:
    • 22M:017/MATH:1380             Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • 22S:008/STAT:1030                 Statistics for Business
    • 06E:001/ECON:1100               Principles of Microeconomics
    • 06E:002/ECON:120                 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:
    • 22M:017/MATH:1380  Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • 22S:008/STAT:1030  Statistics for Business
    • 06E:001/ECON:1100  Principles of Microeconomics
    • 06A:001/ACCT:2100  Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Complete the following core courses:
    • 06E:002/ECON:1200  Principles of Macroeconomics
    • 06A:002/ACCT:2200  Into to Managerial Accounting
    • 06K:050/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 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 core courses can be taken prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:

  • 6J:047/MGMT:2000                            Introduction to Law
  • 6J:048/MGMT:2100                            Introduction to Management
  • 6E:071/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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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 need a math course equivalent to 22M:006.

Secondary Education majors need a math course (equivalent to 22M, 22S or 22C courses) that satisfies the University of Iowa Quantitative and Formal Reasoning requirement. Reasoning or logic courses will not satisfy the Math licensure requirement.

  • Complete, if available, courses equivalent to:

07E/S:100 - Foundations of Education
07P:075 - Educational Psych & Measurement
07U:100 - 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 your Junior Year.
  • Complete each of the steps in the application to the Teacher Education Program.
  • Applicants who have been enrolled in an education methods course or field experience at another institution are required to submit an additional Student Consent for Release of Records authorizing the College of Education to communicate with the other institution about the applicant's academic performance and professional behaviors.
  • Some programs require students to complete Additional Program Area Application Requirements prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Access the College of Education website to learn more about the application materials, application deadlines, PRAXIS and volunteer requirements,  information on the review of applications and admission decisions, as well as to see a complete list of Program Guides.

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

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Engineering

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

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English

Student can earn a BA in English. There is a writing track within the major that required honors level GPA plus submission of work. See website for details. http://english.uiowa.edu/

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.

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 majors may contact Megan Gioielli, megan-gioielli@uiowa.edu, 319. 335.0454, with questions.

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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) 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

  • 012:008 Introduction to Environmental Science or 044:003 The Global Environment
  • 22S:025 Elementary Statistics and Inference
  • Meet Admission Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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 Martha Kirby, martha-kirby@uiowa.edu, 319-335-2347, with questions about the major.

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Ethics & Public Policy

  • Complete the following courses, if available, prior to transferring:
    • 034:001 Introduction to Sociology Principles
    • 030:001 Introduction to American Politics        
    • 026:001 Matters of Life and Death OR 026:036 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.

Ethics and Public Policy 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 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 Ethics & Public Policy Transfer students should contact Martha Kirby, Martha-kirby@uiowa.edu, 319-335-2347, with questions about the major.

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Finance

  • 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:
    • 22M:017/MATH:1380 - Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • 22S:008/STAT:1030 - Statistics for Business
    • 06E:001/ECON:1100 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • 06A:001/ACCT:2100 - Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Complete the following core courses:
    • 06E:002/ECON:1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • 06A:002/ACCT:2200 - Intro to Managerial Accounting
    • 06K:050/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 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 core courses can be taken prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:

  • 6J:047/MGMT:2000 - Introduction to Law
  • 6J:048/MGMT:2100 - Introduction to Management
  • 6E:071/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:
  • 044:001 - Introduction to Human Geography
  • 22S:025 - Elementary Statistics & Inference
  • 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.
  • Take 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

Students doing the BS will be required to take 22S:102 Introduction to Statistical Methods after transferring to the University of Iowa.

Students with additional questions can access the University of Iowa Department of Geographal & Sustainability Sciences undergraduate information page.  Contact George Malanson, george-malanson@uiowa.edu, 319-335-0540 or 319-335-0151, with questions.

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Geoscience

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

  • 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 take Introduction to Geology (012:005/GEOS1050)
  • Students should complete the following courses during their first year prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:
    • BS Students take Principles of Chemistry I (004:011/CHEM 1110) and Principles of Chemistry II (004:012/CHEM1120)
    • BA Students take the above or General Chemistry I (004:007/CHEM1070) and General Chemistry II (004:008/CHEM1080)
    • BS Students take Calculus I (22M:025/MATH1850) and Calculus II (22M:026/MATH1860)
    • BA Students should take two Math/Statistics courses from the following:
  • In consultation with an advisor, select 10 semester hours of college-level mathematics as suggested by math placement, including computer science and statistics, from the following:
  • 22M:005 Trigonometry
  • 22M:010  Finite Mathematics
    • 22S:025 Elementary Statistics & Inference
    • 22M:017 Calculus for Business
    • 22M:016 Calculus for the Biological Sciences
    • 22M:025 Calculus I
    • 22M:026 Calculus II
    • 22C:005 Introduction to Computer Science
    • 22C:016 Computer Science I
    • 22C:019 Discrete Structures

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 Geoscience majors should access the Geoscience Undergraduate Information website or contact Jane Gilotti, jane-gilotti@uiowa.edu, (319) 335-1818, with questions about the Geoscience major.

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Health & Human Physiology
Includes: Health Promotion and Health Studies

BA in Health and Human Physiology

This program offers two options, health promotion and health studies. The health promotion track is intended for students seeking careers that promote wellness in the community and the workplace. The health studies track is designed for students who want a more flexible health science curriculum.

Health Promotion

The degree requires a minimum of 120 semester hours including 50-52 semester hours (s.h.) of work for the major, which consists of 10-12 s.h. science foundation (prerequisites to application to the track), 15 s.h. departmental core, 16 s.h. health promotion core, and 9 s.h. guided electives.

  • 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.

Students can declare health promotion interest at any time but must be admitted to the health promotion track via formal application.

Selective Admission to the Health Promotion Track

To be admitted to the health promotion track, students must complete the following courses as soon as possible:

  • 004:008 General Chemistry II OR 004:012 Principles of Chemistry II
  • 002:002 Introductory Animal Biology OR 002:010 Principles of Biology I OR 002:021 Human Biology
  • Mathematics/Statistics (3-4 s.h.) Select from: 22M:009 Elementary Functions, 22M:010, 22M:015 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences, 22M:016 Calculus for the Biological Sciences, 22M:017 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business, 22M:025 Calculus I, 22S:008 Statistics for Business, 22S:025 Elementary Statistics and Inference, 22S:101 Biostatistics, 22S:102/07P:143 Introduction to Statistical Methods, 171:161 Introduction to Biostatistics

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

The Department maintains the right to accept equivalent courses or higher-level courses addressing the same content areas as the prerequisites listed above. Students must have at least a 2.70 GPA for University of Iowa course work and a 2.70 cumulative GPA.  Note that admission is selective and a 2.70 gpa does not guarantee entrance to the program.

Applications can be submitted during the semester when the final prerequisite coursework is being taken. In these cases, admission decisions will be pending the successful completion of the in-progress criteria.

Application deadline for the Fall semester admission: March 1
Application deadline for the Spring semester admission: October 1

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

Health Studies

This option within the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Health and Human Physiology does not require an application and is open to all students.

  • Students should complete the math and science core for this track as soon as possible, completing all necessary prerequisites first.
  • 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.
  • Students should transfer after one or two years of study.

Contact Kelly Cole at (319) 335-9491or kelly-cole@uiowa.edu with questions.

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History

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.

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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 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 004:012 Principles of Chemistry II at their first institution should wait and take the entire chemistry (004:011 Principles of Chemistry I and 004:012 Principles of Chemistry I I) sequence at UI.
  • Students should take the complete biology sequence 002:010-002:011 Principles of Biology I-II 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 Lab 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 Kelly Cole at (319) 335-9491 or kelly-cole@uiowa.edu with questions.

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Informatics

•  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.

Most required courses typically taken during the first two years at the University of Iowa are not available at community colleges.  Students should consider transferring to the University of Iowa prior to the start of their second year of college.

Students should take one of the following Mathematics courses while at their college.  The math course is a pre-requisite for 22C:80 “Programming for Informatics” and other required courses.

22M:005 Trigonometry
22M:009 Elementary Functions 
22M:010 Finite Math
22M:015 Math for the Biological Sciences

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

    Online Transfer Equivalency Guide

                https://isis1.uiowa.edu/isis/courses/transfer/sisearch.page  

    I-Chart Transfer Planning Resource for Iowa Community College Students

                https://www.maui.uiowa.edu/maui/pub/admissions/ichart/ichart.page

 

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Interdepartmental Studies
Includes: Business Track, Arts Management Emphasis, Workplace Practices and Perspectives Emphasis, Values and Ethics Emphasis

Interdepartmental Studies Major – Business Track – Arts Management Emphasis

Students can earn a BA (Bachelor of Arts) from the Interdepartmental Studies program.

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

  • 06E:1 Principles of Microeconomics
  • 06E:2 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • 22S:8 Statistics for Business or 22S:25, Elementary Statistics and Inference

Additional requirements can be met with an accounting course, a management course, computer analysis course, marketing or a business law course. See website for more details. http://www.uiowa.edu/~indepart/biz/index.html

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Prospective students should contact Andy Tinkham, Andrew-tinkham@uiowa.edu, 319.335.3409 with questions about the major.

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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) 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
    • 030:060 International Relations
    • 016:003 Western Civilization
    • 22S:025 Elementary Statistics and Inference or 22S:2, Stats and Society (as preparation for research course required for the major)
  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.
  • 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 should complete 9 s.h. from the following courses, if available, before transferring
    • 113:003 Cultural Anthropology
    • 030:045 Comparative Politics
    • 16:3 Western Civilization

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.

 

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Journalism & Mass Communication

The major requires an application and the primary criterion for admission to major status is overall academic performance.

Transfer students with a declared interest in journalism and mass communication are classified as pre-majors.

Students may apply for major status during the semester in which they will have completed at least 30 semester hours of coursework at The University of Iowa and other institutions, including their rhetoric requirement and the two foundation courses, 019:090 Media Uses and Effects and 019:091 Media History and Culture. 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 coursework 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 faculty advisor and approved by the head of undergraduate studies

  • Students with a 3.33 GPA or higher have the best chance of becoming a major. However, the School is looking for students who have a demonstrated commitment to the field. This can be shown through high school or college work in newspaper or yearbook, involvement in student organizations pertaining to media, and/or internships. Students also submit a 500-word statement of interest as well as a resume. The J-School admits approximately 100 majors each semester.
  • 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 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.
  • Students should also be aware that in addition to the journalism major courses, they must complete either a second major OR a 24-sh concentration in a self-designed field of study.  Students must have at least 15 sh of upper-level coursework 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 Andrew Tinkham by phone: 319-335-3409 or email andrew-tinkham@uiowa.edu with additional questions.

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Law Preprofessional Program

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

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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 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:
    • 22M:017/MATH:1380 - Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • 22S:008/STAT:1030 - Statistics for Business
    • 06E:001/ECON:1100 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • 06A:001/ACCT:2100 - Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Complete the following core courses:
    • 06E:002/ECON:1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • 06A:002/ACCT:2200 - Intro to Managerial Accounting
    • 06K:050/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 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 core courses can be taken prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:

  • 6J:047/MGMT:2000 - Introduction to Law
  • 6J:048/MGMT:2100 - Introduction to Management
  • 6E:071/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):

22M:017/MATH:1380    Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
22S:008/STAT:1030    Statistics for Business
06E:001/ECON:1100   Principles of Microeconomics
06A:001/ACCT:2100   Intro to Financial Accounting

Additional tips for BBA applicants:

  • Complete the following UI core courses:

06E:002/ECON:1200    Principles of Macroeconomics
06A:002/ACCT:2200    Into to Managerial Accounting
6K:050/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:

6J:047/MGMT:2000 Introduction to Law
6J:048/MGMT:2100 Introduction to Management
6E:071/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)

http://tippie.uiowa.edu/undergraduate/admissions/transferguide.cfm

    Online Transfer Course Equivalency Guide

https://isis1.uiowa.edu/isis/courses/transfer/sisearch.page

    I-Chart Planning Resource for Iowa Community College Students

https://www.maui.uiowa.edu/maui/pub/admissions/ichart/ichart.page

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Marketing

  • 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:
    • 22M:017/MATH:1380 - Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • 22S:008/STAT:1030 - Statistics for Business
    • 06E:001/ECON:1100 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • 06A:001/ACCT:2100 - Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Complete the following core courses:
    • 06E:002/ECON:1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • 06A:002/ACCT:2200 - Intro to Managerial Accounting
    • 06K:050/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 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 core courses can be taken prior to transferring to the University of Iowa:

  • 6J:047/MGMT:2000 - Introduction to Law
  • 6J:048/MGMT:2100 - Introduction to Management
  • 6E:071/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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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. http://music.uiowa.edu/undergraduate-program/undergraduate-auditions.

  • 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 Benjamin Coelho, Benjamin-coelho@uiowa.edu, Undergraduate Coordinator, 319.335.1673.

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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:

  • composition I and II—RHET:1030 (010:003) Rhetoric
  • public speaking--RHET:1030 (010:003)
  • natural sciences:

chemistry I—CHEM:1110 (004:011)
physics—029:008 or 029:011
human anatomy—060:099 or 27:053 and 027:054
human physiology—060:099, 027:050 or 027:130

  • elementary functions—MATH:1020 (22M:009) or higher
  • social sciences—Elementary Psychology (031:001)
  • general education:  3 s.h. from 2 of the following areas (6 s.h. total):

Historical Perspectives
International and Global Issues
Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts
Values, Society, and Diversity

  • Medical Terminology—20E:103

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

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa in nuclear medicine technology:

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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 sixty-four 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:

  • 096:110 (NURS:3110) Healthcare Finance is available online through the University of Iowa or on campus at the University of Iowa. For additional information about taking this course, please contact the College of Nursing directly at 319-335-8216.
  • Students must complete the 22M:015 Math for the Biosciences prerequisite in one of the following ways:
    • Complete 22M:015 Math for the Bioscience OR
    • Complete courses equivalent to 22S:025 Statistics and 22M:009 Elementary Functions OR
    • Complete courses equivalent to 22S:025 Statistics and 22M:025 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 64 semester hours must be completed prior to the start of the Nursing program.
  • 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

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Nursing RN-BSN

The first step is to get a transcript evaluation.

Admission Requirements:

  • Complete all prerequisites and general education requirements prior to submitting an application (you can submit an application with courses in progress for the Spring semester; all transcripts with final spring grades must be at admissions by May 30th)
  • 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 1, 2014 for a Spring 2015 start and March 1, 2015  for a Fall 2015 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.

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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 & 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, 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:

        http://clas.uiowa.edu/students/graduation-requirements/earning-degree

These resources can help facilitate your transfer to Iowa:

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

https://isis1.uiowa.edu/isis/courses/transfer/sisearch.page

  • Complete College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements during the year prior to transferring.

http://clas.uiowa.edu/students/general-education-program-requirements

  • I-Chart Transfer Planning Resource for Iowa Community College Students

https://www.maui.uiowa.edu/maui/pub/admissions/ichart/ichart.page

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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 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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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.

  • 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.
  • Students should complete the following courses, if available, before transferring
    • 030:001American Politics
    • 030:045 Comparative Politics
    • 030:060 International Relations
    • 030:061 American Foreign Policy
  • 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 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 Political Science majors should contact Martha Kirby, Martha-kirby@uiowa.edu, 319-335-2347, with questions about the major.

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Psychology

The Psychology major can be sequenced in two years.

  • 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 one or all of the following courses with a grade of C- or higher:
  • 31:001 Elementary Psychology
  • 31:015 Introduction to Social Psychology
  • 31:014 Introduction to Developmental Sciences
  • Complete 22S:025/07P:025 Elementary Statistics and Inference (may require a prerequisite course as suggested by math placement)
  • BS requires Calculus (22M:011 or 016 or 017 or 021 or 025 or equivalent) and a series of natural sciences which may include Chemistry, Biology and/or Physics. Check department website for acceptable sequences.
  • Meet Admission Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Active involvement in research is encouraged and accessible.

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.

Admission to Psychology major for the Bachelor of Arts is open; admission to the major for the Bachelor of Science is selective. Additional Psychology courses may be available at the community college. Transfer students must complete at least 15 s.h. of the major at The University of Iowa. Contact Dr. Deb Johnson, 319-335-5578, debra-l-johnson@uiowa.edu, with questions.

 

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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 OR RT to BS

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(010:003) Accelerated Rhetoric
  • Natural Science: anatomy, one of these:
    • HHP:1100 (027:053) Human Anatomy
    • ACB:3113 (060:113) Human Anatomy Online
    • ACB:1199 (060:099) Anatomy Physiology for Radiation Sciences
    • ACB:3110 (060:110) Principles of Human Anatomy
  • Social Science: PSY:1001(031:001) Elementary Psychology
  • Quantitative/Formal Reasoning: one of these:
    • MATH:1440 (22M:015) Math for the Biological Sciences
    • MATH:1020 Calc I
  • General Education: 3sh from 2 of the following areas:
    • Historical Perspectives (HP)
    • International and Global Issues (IGI)
    • Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (LVPA)
    • Values, Society, and Diversity (VSD)
  • Medical Terminology: CLSA:3750(20E:103) Medical and Technical Terminology
  • Additional courses for the professional program of interest:
    • Radiologic Technology: one of the these:
      • CHEM:1070 (004:007) Gen Chem I
      • CHEM:1110 (004:011) Princ of Chem I
      • HHP:1300 (027:050) Fund Hum Phys
      • BIOL:1140 (002:021) Human Biology
      • PHYS:1400 (029:008) Basic Physics
      • PHYS:1151 (029:011) College Physics
      • HHP:3500 (027:130) Hum Physiology
    • Diag. Med. Sonography: one of these:
      • PHYS:1400 (029:008) Basic Physics (3,4sh), PHYS:1151 (029:011) College Physics I
    • Radiation Therapy:
      • PHYS:1400 (029:008) Basic Physics (3,4sh) or PHYS:1151 (029:011) Collg Physics I
      • A total of 60sh of coursework
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative college GPA
  • Application to the College of Liberals Arts and Sciences, Radiation Sciences Interest by early Jan.
  • Separate application for competitive selection to one of the professional programs by Jan. 15
  • Personal interview on campus for invited applicants
  • 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

Recommended for all professional programs:

  • RSP:1100 (680:010) Introduction to Radiation Sciences
  • BIOL:1140 (002:021) Human Biology
  • CS:1020 (22C:001) Prin Computing (3sh) or CS:1110 (22C:005) Intro to Computer Sci
  • STAT:1020 (22S:025) Elem Statistics or STAT:5543 (22S:102) Intro to Statistical Methods
  • Job shadowing, health care experience, and research of professional field

Notes:

  • Admission to a Radiation Sciences program is not guaranteed.
  • Application and selection process is required due to limited clinical openings.
  • Student applications are a 2-step process—1) application to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Radiation Sciences Interest and 2) application to the professional program, if admission requirements have been met or are in progress.
  • Apply early; allow processing time for January 15 professional track application deadline.

Degree Requirements:

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

One of the following professional Radiation Sciences tracks: 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) – 4 students
  • Radiation Therapy and Computed Tomography (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 C or above
  • Satisfy one of the University of Iowa residency requirements
    • Option 1: At least 90sh must be completed in the UI COM.
    • Option 2: 45 of the final 60sh must be completed in the UI COM.
    • Option 3: The final consecutive 30sh must be completed in the UI COM.

 

Admission Requirements for Online RT to BS Degree Completion

  • Prerequisite Courses (must be completed or in progress prior to admission):
    • Rhetoric: RHET:1030 (010:003) Accelerated Rhetoric
    • Natural Science: anatomy, one of these:
      • HHP:1100 (027:053) Human Anatomy
      • ACB:3113 (060:113) Human Anatomy Online
      • ACB:1199 (060:099) Anatomy Physiology for Radiation Sciences
      • ACB:3110 (060:110) Principles of Human Anatomy
    • AND one of these:
      • CHEM:1070 (004:007) General Chemistry I
      • CHEM:1110 (004:011) Principles of Chemistry I
      • HHP:1300 (027:050) Fundamentals of Human Physiology
      • BIOL:1140 (002:021) Human Biology
      • PHYS:1200 (029:008) Basic Physics
      • PHYS:1511 (029:011) College Physics
      • HHP:3500 (027:130) Human Physiology
    • Social Science: PSY:1001 (031:001) Elementary Psychology
    • Quantitative/Formal Reasoning: one of these:
      • MATH:1020 (22M:009) Elementary Functions
      • MATH: Calc I
  • General Education: 3sh from 2 of the following areas:
    • Historical Perspectives
    • International and Global Issues
    • Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (LVPA)
    • Values, Society, and Diversity (VSD)
  • Medical Terminology: CLSA:3750 (20E:103) 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: must satisfy all UI Admissions requirements and complete the English Language Requirements for Admission, the English Proficiency Evaluation, and all proficiency courses required for clearance to take a full academic load. This is also highly recommended for students whose first language is not English.

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 on ISIS to complete mandatory orientation and advising sessions.

Degree Requirements:

  1. All courses for one of the following online modalities: see CT, CVI, MRI guide on website
  • Cardiovascular Interventional 23sh
  • Computed Tomography 19sh
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging 25sh
  1. Stats and Management/Organization:
    • STAT:1020 (22S:025) Elementary Statistics & Inference or STAT:5543 (22S:102) Introduction to Statistical Methods (3sh)
    • MGMT:2100 (06J:048) Intro to Management or COMM:1819 (036:019) Organizational Leadership or MGMT:3500 (06J:147) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I (3sh)
  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 the final consecutive 30sh in the UI COM

 

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

  • 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 course prior to transferring, if available:

032:004/RELS:1404 Living Religions of the East

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, with questions about the major.

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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 can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) from the School of Social Work in residence at the University of Iowa or thru the University of Iowa School of Social Work Des Moines Program.

Social Work Major (in residence at the University of Iowa)

The School of Social Work seeks to maintain a heterogeneous student body by enrolling students who represent diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives. A limited number of students are admitted to the major each fall. The application deadline is February 13, 2015.

Admission to the undergraduate program in social work requires:

  • 042:022 Introduction to Social Work with a grade of C or higher (course equivalents available at some community colleges). University of Iowa Students normally take this course fall semester of their Sophomore Year.
  • a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.50 (exceptions may be made for persons who do not meet the grade-point average requirement if they are strong candidates on the basis of other criteria); and
  • completion of application forms and 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 should also:

  • 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:
    • 002:021/BIOL:1140 - Human Biology
    • 031:001/PSY:1001 - Elementary Psychology
    • 034:001/SOC:1010 - Introduction to Sociology Principles
    • 030:001/POLI:1100 - Introduction to American Politics
  • Complete one of the following courses:
    • 06E:001/ECON:1100 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • 06E:002/ECON:120 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • 22S:002/STAT:1010 - Statistics and Society
    • 22S:025/STAT:1020 - Elementary Statistics and Inference
    • 113:003/ANTH:1101 - Cultural Anthropology
    • 113:010/ANTH:1105 - Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems
  • 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.

For more information about admission policies, contact the School of Social Work undergraduate director or admissions director Kate Kemp, kate-kemp@uiowa.edu, 319-335-1250.

Social Work Major (Des Moines Program)

Students can also earn a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) from the University of Iowa School of Social Work Des Moines Program.

http://clas.uiowa.edu/socialwork/undergraduate-program/des-moines-ba-program

The program is designed for students who have earned their AA degree or are transferring with two years of completed undergraduate coursework. The program is sequenced, and full-time, two-year program students will take an average of two courses in social work each semester. Full-time students will also enroll in at least six semester hours of additional upper-division courses offered by the UI each semester including summer, to complete the degree in two years. Part-time, three-year program students will take an average of one social work course each semester and up to six semester hours of additional upper-division courses each semester, including summer. The social work major courses are offered in Des Moines in a classroom setting. Other requirements are offered online or through a combination of classroom and online methods.

The School of Social Work seeks to maintain a heterogeneous student body by enrolling students who represent diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives. A limited number of students are admitted to the major each fall. The application deadline is March 1.

Admission to the undergraduate program in social work requires:

  • 042:022/SSW:2222 Introduction to Social Work with a grade of C or higher. Transfer-course equivalents are available at some community colleges and four-year institutions
  • a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.50 (exceptions may be made for persons who do not meet the grade-point average requirement if they are strong candidates on the basis of other criteria); and
  • completion of application forms 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 should also:

  • 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 all of the following courses:
    • 002:021/BIOL:1140 - Human Biology
    • 031:001/PSY:1001 - Elementary Psychology
    • 034:001/SOC:1010 - Introduction to Sociology Principles
    • 030:001/POLI:1100 - Introduction to American Politics
  • Complete one of the following courses:
    • 06E:001/ECON:1100 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • 06E:002/ECON:120 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • 22S:002/STAT:1010 - Statistics and Society
    • 22S:025/STAT:1020 - Elementary Statistics and Inference
    • 113:003/ANTH:1101 - Cultural Anthropology
    • 113:010/ANTH:1105 - Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems
  • 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.

Contact Christy Thies with questions about the major at the Des Moines Center: christy-thies@uiowa.edu, 515-235-4662.

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Sociology

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

  • 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 034:001 Introduction to Sociology Principles
  • Complete one of the following math courses:

22M:009 - Elementary Functions
22M:010 - Finite Mathematics
22S:008 - Statistics for Business
07P:025/22S:025 - Elementary Statistics and Inference
22M:25 - Calculus I (required for the BS)

  • Complete two of the following sociology electives, if available:

042:022 - Introduction to Social Work
034:020 - Introduction to Social Psychology
034:002 - Social Problems
034:040 - Criminology
034:061 - The American Family
034:141 - Juvenile Delinquency

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 Sociology Transfer students should contact Denise Barnard, denise-barnard@uiowa.edu, 319-384-3620, with questions about the major.

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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 eleven 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:
    • 031:001 Elementary Psychology
    • 031:013 Introduction to Clinical Psychology
    • 031:014 Introduction to Child Development
    • 07P:025/22S:025 Elementary Statistics and Inference
    • 22M:009 Elementary Functions OR 22M:025 Calculus I
    • 002:002 Intro to Animal Biology OR 002:031 Foundations of Biology
    • 29:008 Basic Physics OR 29:011 College Physics OR 004:007 General Chemistry
  • 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 3.30 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 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 an outside specialization area or a minor. At least 24 s.h. of credit for the major must be earned at The University of Iowa.

  • 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.
  • The major requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in a second area of specialization. Students may want to complete foundational courses for this specialization at their first institution. Students may use any related area including American studies; business; gender, women's, and sexuality studies; journalism and mass communication; communication studies; history; economics; sociology and psychology. Work for the specialization must include 6 s.h. earned in advanced courses; generally, these courses are best taken at UI.

Contact Departmental Administrator, Laura Kastens at (319) 335-0320 or laura-kastens@iowa.edu with questions.

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. Students must complete 15 s.h. including four required courses and an additional 3 s.h. of elective credits:
Required courses:
• 27:053 Human Anatomy (3 s.h.)
• 27:057 Basic Athletic Training (3 s.h.)
• 27:117 Human Growth and Motor Development (3 s.h.)
• 28:180 Theory and Ethics of Coaching (3 s.h.)

Suggested elective:
• 27:140 Exercise Physiology for the Practitioner (3 s.h.)

Students who successfully complete the requirements for the Coaching Authorization must submit an application to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. For more information, visit: http://www.boee.iowa.gov/doc/faqs_cch.html.

210 Jefferson Building
129 East Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52242

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Statistics

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/

Use 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.

 

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Therapeutic Recreation
Includes: Child Life, Inclusive Recreation

There are two tracks within the Therapeutic Recreation Major:

  • Child Life
  • Inclusive Recreation

Child Life

Students must apply for admission to the child life track. Because of the sequential nature of courses and the clinical internship requirements, students with at least 78 SH may be given priority in the admission process.

Students must have at least a 3.00 University of Iowa GPA and a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

The child life track requires 60-61 semester hours of work for the major (15-16 s.h. in admission prerequisites plus a total of 45 s.h. in additional leisure studies courses, supporting course work from other departments, and the required internship). Students must complete the admission prerequisites before they may enter the child life track.

Transfer students must complete or have in progress a minimum of 12 semester hours at the University of Iowa. It is recommended that students transfer at the start of the sophomore year.

Admission decisions will be made once per year, approximately two weeks prior to the start of the pre-registration period for fall semesters.

A 3.00 GPA does NOT guarantee admission. The program is very competitive with few students admitted each year because of limited space in classes. Most admitted students have GPAs of 3.50 and above.

Students must complete the following prerequisite course work before they may enter the child life track.

One of these:

Both of these:

One of these:

One of these:

034:001 (SOC:1010) Introduction to Sociology Principles - 3-4 s.h.

034:020 (SOC:3210) Principles of Social Psychology - 3-4 s.h.

031:015 (PSY:2501) Introduction to Social Psychology - 3 s.h.

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

Access the Child Life Undergraduate Program page for other course requirements.

Application forms for admission to the child life track are available on the Department of Health and Human Physiology website.

Contact Emily Mozena as soon as possible prior to transferring.

(319) 335-3822
emily-mozena@uiowa.edu

Students attending an Iowa community college can access the 2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan for appropriate transfer course equivalencies.

Inclusive Recreation

Students must apply for admission to the inclusive recreation track. Before they may be admitted, they must complete 24 semester hours at the University of Iowa (or 12 s.h. for transfer students), including the courses listed under "Inclusive Recreation: Admission Prerequisites" below.

Applicants must have a University of Iowa g.p.a. of at least 2.50 and a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.50; students with lower Grade-Point Averages may apply for exceptional admission.

Application forms for admission to the inclusive track are available on the Department of Health and Human Physiology website. Completed applications must be submitted by October 15 for admission the following spring semester or by March 15 for admission the following fall semester.

Because of the sequential nature of courses, students with 24 to 62 SH may be given preferential consideration in the admission process.

A checklist for the major is at this link: http://clas.uiowa.edu/files/hhp/checklist_tr.pdf

INCLUSIVE  RECREATION: ADMISSION PREREQUISTES:

Students must complete the following prerequisite course work (12-14 s.h.) before they may enter the inclusive recreation track.

Both of these:

One of these:

One of these:

031:015 (PSY:2501) Introduction to Social Psychology - 3 s.h.

034:001 (SOC:1010) Introduction to Sociology Principles - 3-4 s.h.

034:020 (SOC:3210) Principles of Social Psychology - 3 s.h.

Students should also 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.

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

Contact Kevin Kregel at 319-384-4664 or kevin-kregel@uiowa.edu with additional questions.

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