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Iowa State University College of Design

Students seeking a degree from the College of Design may select from the following Majors and Programs:

  • Architecture
  • Art and Design
  • Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration
  • Community and Regional Planning
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Integrated Studio Arts
  • Interior Design
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture

College of Design Requirements

All students in the College of Design are required to meet the following requirements:

Social Sciences Electives (6 credits)

  • ECN120 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECN130 Principles of Microeconomics
  • POL111 American National Government
  • POL121 International Relations
  • POL125 Comparative Gov’t and Politics
  • PSY111 Intro to Psychology
  • PSY121 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY251 Social Psychology
  • SOC110 Intro to Sociology

Humanities Electives (6 credits)

  • DRA107 Theatrical Arts and Society
  • FLS151 Elementary Spanish I
  • FLS152 Elementary Spanish II
  • HIS117 Western Civilization I
  • HIS118 Western Civilization II
  • HIS119 Western Civilization III
  • HIS151 US History to 1877
  • HIS152 US History since 1877
  • PHI101 Intro to Philosophy
  • PHI105 Intro to Ethics
  • REL101 Survey of World Religions
  • MUS100 Music Appreciation
  • MUS102 Music Fundamentals
  • WST101 Women’s Studies

Math and/or Science Electives (6 credits)

  • CSC110 Intro to Computers
  • MAT122 College Algebra
  • MAT134 Trig & Analytical Geometry
  • MAT156 Statistics
  • MAT210 Calculus I
  • MAT216 Calculus II
  • MAT219 Calculus II
  • BIO105 Introductory Biology
  • BIO112 General Biology I
  • BIO163 Essentials of A & P
  • PHS142 Principles of Astronomy
  • PHY162 College Physics I
  • PHY212 Classical Physics

General Education/Communication Electives (9 credits)

  • ENG105 Composition I AND
  • ENG106 Composition II

AND one of the following:

  • SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Comm OR
  • SPC122 Interpersonal Communication OR
  • SPC132 Group Communication

U.S. Diversity (3 credits)

  • ART101 Art Appreciation
  • EDU 235 Children’s Literature
  • SOC115 Social Problems
  • SOC200 Minority Group Relations
  • SOC205 Diversity in America
  • SOC261 Human Sexuality
  • WST101 Women’s Studies

International Perspectives (3 credits)

  • ART203 Art History I
  • ART204 Art History II
  • CLS150 Latin American History & Culture
  • FLS152 Spanish I
  • HIS117 Western Civilization I
  • HIS118 Western Civilization II
  • HIS119 Western Civilization III
  • MUS100 Music Appreciation
  • POL121 International Relations
  • POL125 Comparative Gov’t and Politics
  • REL101 Survey of World Religions

Foreign Language

There is no Foreign Language requirement for the College of Design.

Transfer Course Equivalencies

All undergraduate students new to the College of Design take the same set of courses before applying to enter specific degree programs. These core program courses must be taken at ISU prior to program application.

It is advised that Hawkeye students transfer to Iowa State University's College of Design after one year, since 4-5 years of study will be required at Iowa State regardless of coursework that has been completed at Hawkeye.

The Liberal Arts - AA degree is not articulated with Iowa State University's College of Design. The College of Design will do a course-by-course placement of transfer credit toward an Iowa State degree, even when the AA degree has been completed.

We encourage students to work closely with their Hawkeye Advisor in Student Services and their Iowa State advisor to plan the courses they need to take at Hawkeye to transfer to the major of their choice.

These requirements are subject to change without notice. Please check with ISU advisor for verification of courses.

Architecture
Admission is based on performance in pre-professional core, high school/transfer record, and portfolio/essay evaluations.
Hawkeye Courses ISU Courses
MAT134 Trig & Analytical Geometry Math 142 Trigonometry & Analytic Geometry
PHY162 College Physics I Phys 111 General Physics
Art and Design
Many students pursue this BA degree in conjunction with majors or minors such as journalism, advertising, business, history, or psychology.
Hawkeye Courses ISU Courses
ART203 Art History I Art H 280 History of Art I
ART204 Art History II Art H 281 History of Art II
Community and Regional Planning
Can be generalist or have focus area: Community Development & Social Policy, Ecological & Env Planning, Regional & International Planning, Physical Planning & Urban Design, or Transportation & Land Use.
Hawkeye Courses ISU Courses
ECN120 Principles of Macroeconomics OR
ECN130 Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
Econ 101Principles of Microeconomics
MAT156 Statistics Stat104 Principles of Statistics
PHI101 Introduction to Philosophy OR
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 230 Moral Theory and Practice
POL111 American National Gov’t Pol S 215 Intro to American Gov’t
SOC110 Intro To Sociology Soc 134 introduction to Sociology
SPC101 Oral Comm Speech 212 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
9 credits in Humanities *  
18 credits in Social Science *  

* Courses listed for the Community and Regional Planning major can be included as courses needed for the Humanities and Social Science credits.

Graphic Design
Hawkeye Courses ISU Courses
ART203 Art History I Art H 280 History of Art I
ART204 Art History II Art H 281 History of Art II
Industrial Design
Hawkeye Courses ISU Courses
ECN130 Principles of Microeconomics Econ 101 Principles of Microeconomics
PHY Any Physics course  
Students are encouraged, but not required, to take courses in art, photography, journalism, computer science or physics that help them develop skills in areas complementary to industrial design.  
Integrated Studio Arts
Hawkeye Courses ISU Courses
ART203 Art History I Art H 280 History of Art I
ART204 Art History II Art H 281 History of Art II
Interior Design
Hawkeye Courses ISU Courses
MAT140 College Algebra Math 140 College Algebra
MKT110 Principles of Marketing MKT 2T** Marketing transfer elective
Landscape Architecture
This five-year degree consists of one year in the College of Design followed by four years in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program.
Hawkeye Courses ISU Courses
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry Math 142 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

 

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