Iowa State University College of Human Sciences

Students seeking degrees from the College of Human Sciences at ISU may select from the following majors:

  • Family & Consumer Sciences Ed., B.S.
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Ed., B.S. (non-licensure)
  • Food Science, B.S.
  • Apparel Merchandising, Design B.S.
  • Athletic Training
  • Child, Adult, & Family Services, B.S.
  • Culinary Food Science, B.S.
  • Diet & Exercise, B.S./M.S.
  • Dietetics, B.S.
  • Early Childhood Education, B.S.
  • Elementary Education, B.S.
  • Event Management, B.S.
  • Financial Counseling & Planning, B.S.
  • Hospitality Management, B.S.
  • Kinesiology & Health, B.S. (Teaching/Pre-Health)
  • Nutritional Science, B.S.

Pre-medical, Pre-law, & Pre-professional health can be completed with any major.

Transfer Requirements

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.00 on all college-level courses. However, some majors may require a GPA higher than 2.00.
  • Must complete 24 transferable credits prior to enrolling OR meet all admission requirements of incoming freshmen.

University Requirements

The following courses are University requirements that must be met. Completion of the AA degree does not exempt students from these requirements.

I. English Proficiency

Minimum grade of C- to C+, depending on major.

Hawkeye Courses ISU Courses
ENG-105 Composition I ENG 150 Critical Thinking & Comm.
ENG-106 Composition II ENG 250 Written, Oral, Verbal, & Electr.

II. U.S. Diversity and International Perspectives Requirements (3 cr. in each area)

Courses can be dual-assigned in General Education areas.

Hawkeye Courses—U.S. Diversity (3 cr.)

  • ART-101 Art Appreciation
  • COM-148 Diversity & the Media
  • LIT-133 Minority Voices in U.S. Lit.
  • LIT-189 Women and Literature
  • PSY-261 / SOC-261 Human Sexuality
  • PSY-262 Psychology of Gender
  • SOC-205 Diversity in America
  • SOC-200 Minority Group Relations
  • SOC-220 Sociology of Aging
  • SOC-235 Social Problems
  • WST-101 Women’s Studies

Hawkeye Courses—Int'l Persp. (3 cr.)

  • ANT-105 Cultural Anthropology
  • CLS-130 African Cultures<
  • CLS-141 Middle Eastern Hist. & Culture
  • CLS-160 East Asian Cultures
  • CLS-164 Japanese Cultures
  • CLS-172 Russian Culture
  • FLF-245 French II
  • FLS-152 Elementary Spanish II
  • HIS-214 Russian History & Culture
  • HUM-130 Holocaust Perspectives
  • LIT-142 Major British Writers
  • MUS-100 Music Appreciation
  • POL-121 International Relations
  • SOC-208 Intro to Cultural Anthropology
  • SPC-120 Intercultural Communications
  • POL-125 Comparative Gov. & Politics
  • REL-101 Survey of World Religions

Students should refer to the approved humanities and social sciences lists for the ISU department in which their chosen major is administered in choosing courses to meet these university requirements, as these courses can be dual-assigned in the general education requirements for their major.

Major Specific Courses and Requirements

This tip sheet is meant for students completing the AA prior to transferring to Iowa State. For students planning on transferring prior to completing the AA, please refer to the appropriate tip sheet and work closely with your advisors at both Hawkeye and ISU in selecting courses.

Consult closely with a Hawkeye advisor and ISU to ensure that you are completing the necessary course requirements for transfer.

These requirements are subject to change without notice.

* Both courses in the series must be taken at Hawkeye to transfer as the listed courses.
** Other course choices exist at ISU that meet this requirement.
! Meets major requirement for STAT 101; will need additional 1 cr. of electives.
(IP) Meets ISU International Perspective requirement.
+ Required for some options within this major.

Family & Consumer Sciences Education, B.S.—Teacher Licensure

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts MATH 1T31
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology SOC 134
BIO-105/BIO-163 Intro to Bio/Essentials A & P BIOL 101/155
BIO-151 Nutrition FS HN 167
SPC-101 Fund. of Oral Comm. SPCM 212
POL-111 American Nat’l Government POL S 215
PSY-261 (USD) Human Sexuality HD FS 276 (USD)
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 101
FIN-121 Personal Finance HD FS 283
EDU-216 Introduction to Teaching C I 204
EDU-240 Educational Psychology C I 333

Family & Consumer Sciences Education, B.S.—Non-Licensure, Communications Emphasis

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 104
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology SOC 134
BIO-105/BIO-163 Intro to Bio/Essentials A & P BIOL 101/155
BIO-151 Nutrition FS HN 167
SPC-101 Fund. of Oral Comm. SPCM 212
PSY-261 (USD) Human Sexuality HD FS 276 (USD)
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 101
FIN-121 Personal Finance HD FS 283
COM-140 Intro to Mass Media JL MC 101

Family & Consumer Sciences Education, B.S.—Non-Licensure, Prof. Studies Emphasis

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
MAT-110/MAT-156 Math for LA/Statistics MATH 1T31/STAT 104
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology SOC 134
BIO-105/BIO-163 Intro to Bio/Essentials A & P BIOL 101/155
BIO-151 Nutrition FS HN 167
SPC-101 Fund. of Oral Comm. SP CM 212
PSY-261 (USD) Human Sexuality HD FS 276 (USD)
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 101
FIN-121 Personal Finance HD FS 283

Family Finance, Housing, & Policy, B.S.

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
SPC-101 Fund. of Oral Comm. SP CM 212
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 101
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology SOC 134
CSC-110 Intro to Computers COM S 103
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 104!
FIN-121 Personal Finance HD FS 283
3 cr. ECON, POL S, PSYCH, or SOC 3 cr.
3 cr. MATH, STAT, Nat. Sci. 3 cr.

Food Science, B.S.

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
SPC-101 Fund. of Oral Comm. SP CM 212
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 101
ENV-115 Environmental Science ENV S 201
BIO-112 General Biology I BIOL 211
BIO-113 General Biology II BIOL 212
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 104
CHM-165 General Chemistry I CHEM 177
CHM-175 General Chemistry II CHEM 178
BIO-151 Nutrition FS HN 167
MAT-210 Calculus I MATH 165
MAT-216+ Calculus II MATH 166+
PHY-162 College Physics I PHYS 111
PHY-172+ College Physics II PHYS 112+

Apparel Merchandising, Design, B.S.

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
SPC-101 Fund. Of Oral Comm. SP CM 212
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 101
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 104!
MAT-122** College Algebra MAT 140**
BIO-151 Nutrition FS HN 167

Athletic Training

This program is a 6 semester sequence of classes and clinicals. Transfer students should meet with the Athletic Training Program Director to determine if courses may substitute for those offered at ISU.

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 101
BIO-151 Nutrition FS HN 167
MAT-122** College Algebra MATH 140**
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology SOC 134
PHY-162** College Physics I PHYS 111*
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 101
SPC-101 Fund. of Oral Comm. SP CM 212

Child, Adult, & Family Services, B.S.

Other courses are offered at Hawkeye, depending on the option chosen. See option sheets on ISU website.

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
SPC-101 Fund. of Oral Comm. SP CM 212
MAT-156** Statistics STAT 101**
CSC-110 Introduction to Computers COM S

Culinary Food Science, B.S.

Dual administered through CALS and HS colleges at ISU.

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
SPC-101 Fund. of Oral Comm. SP CM 212
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 101
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 101
MAT-122** College Algebra MATH 140**
CHM-165 General Chemistry I CHEM 177
BIO-112 General Biology I BIOL 211
BIO-113 General Biology II BIOL 212
AGS-272 Foods of Animal Origin AN S 270
BIO-151 Nutrition FS HN 167

Diet & Exercise, B.S./M.S.

This accelerated program prepares students for admission to accredited dietetic internships/ supervised practice programs. Upon completion of the experience program, graduates are eligible to take the national exam to become a registered dietitian. ISU offers the only accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics in the State of Iowa.

Dual administered through CALS and HS colleges at ISU.

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
CHM-165* General Chemistry I CHEM 177*
CHM-175* General Chemistry II CHEM 178*
BIO-112* General Biology I BIOL 211*
BIO-113* General Biology II BIOL 212*

Dietetics, B.S.

Students enter as “Pre-dietetics” students and apply to the Dietetics program upon completion of required coursework. GPA of 3.0 or above is required. This program leads to eligibility to take the exam needed to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). Dual administered through CALS and HS colleges at ISU.

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
SPC-101 Fund. of Oral Comm. SP CM 212
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 101
ENV-115 Environmental Science ENV S 201
MAT-122** College Algebra MATH 140**
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 101
CHM-165* General Chemistry I CHEM 177*
CHM-175* General Chemistry II CHEM 178*
BIO-112* General Biology I BIOL 211*
BIO-113* General Biology II BIOL 212*
BIO-151 Nutrition FS HN 167

Early Childhood Education, B.S.

This program leads students to a state of Iowa license to teach children birth through third grade in both general and special education. Students log over 100 hours of experience in ISU’s Child Development Lab School before student teaching. REQUIRED: Three or more years of HS foreign language or one year of university level foreign language.

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
HIS-151/HIS-152/POL-111 U.S. History/American Gov’t HIST 221/HIST 222/POL S 215
PEH-141 First Aid H S 105
EDU-255 Technology in the Classroom C I 201
EDU-216 Introduction to Teaching C I 204
EDU-235 Children’s Literature HD FS 240
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners SP ED 250

Elementary Education, B.S.

*MAT 110 does not meet math requirements for this program at ISU. It is counted only as elective credit.

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
HIS-151/HIS-152 U.S. History HIST 221/HIST 222
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology PSYCH 230
POL-111 American Nat’l Government POL S 215
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology SOC 134
SOC-208 Intro to Cultural Anthropology ANTHR 201
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 101!
EDU-255 Technology in the Classroom C I 201
EDU-216 Introduction to Teaching C I 204
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners SP ED 250
EDU-235* Children’s Literature HD FS 240*
BIO-105 Introductory Biology BIOL 101
PHS-120 Exploring Physical Science SCI 1T
PHY-152 Astronomy SCI 1T

Event Management, B.S.

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 101
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Comm. SP CM 212
ACC-131 Principles of Accounting I ACCT 284
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 101!

Financial Counseling & Planning, B.S.

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
FIN-121 Personal Finance HD FS 283
REL-101 Survey of World Religions RELIG 205
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology SOC 134
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 101!
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 101
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Comm. SP CM 212**

Food Science, B.S.

Dual administered through CALS and HS colleges at ISU.

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Comm. SP CM 212
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 101
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 104
MAT-210 Calculus I MATH 165
MAT-216 Calculus II MATH 166+
PHY-162 College Physics I PHYS 111
PHY-172 College Physics II PHYS 112+
CHM-165 General Chemistry I CHEM 177/L
CHM-175 General Chemistry II CHEM 178/L
BIO-112 General Biology I BIOL 211/L*
BIO-113 General Biology II BIOL 212/L*
BIO-151 Human Nutrition FS HN 167
WST-101 Women’s Studies W S 201 (USD)**

Hospitality Management, B.S.

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Comm. SP CM 212**
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 101!
MAT-122 College Algebra MATH 140**
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 101
PSY-111 / SOC-110 Introduction to Psych./Soc. PSYCH 101 / SOC 134
WST-101 Women’s Studies W S 201 (USD)**
ACC-131 Principles of Accounting I ACCT 284
BIO-151 Human Nutrition FS HN 167

Kinesiology & Health, B.S.—Pre-Health

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 104
MAT-122/MAT-134/MAT-210 College Algebra/Trig/Calc MATH 140/142/165
BIO-112 General Biology I BIO 211/L*
BIO-113 General Biology II BIO 212/L*
PHY-162 College Physics I PHYS 111**
PSY-111/PSY-121 Intro to Psych/Dev. Psych PSYCH 101/230
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology SOC 134
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Comm. SP CM 212
REL-101 Survey of World Religions RELIG 205 (IP)**
WST-101 Women’s Studies W S 201 (USD)**

Kinesiology & Health, B.S.—P.E. Teaching

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
MAT-122/MAT-134/MAT-210 College Algebra/Trig/Calc MATH 140/142/165
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology PSYCH 230
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology SOC 134
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Comm. SP CM 212
EDU-216 Introduction to Teaching C I 204
REL-101 Survey of World Religions RELIG 205 (IP)**
WST-101 Women’s Studies W S 201 (USD)**

Kinesiology & Health, B.S.—Exercise Science

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
MAT-122/MAT-134/MAT-210 College Algebra/Trig/Calc MATH 140/142/165
PSY-111/PSY-121 Intro to Psych/Dev. Psych PSYCH 101/230
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology SOC 134
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Comm. SP CM 212
REL-101 Survey of World Religions RELIG 205 (IP)**
WST-101 Women’s Studies W S 201 (USD)**

Kinesiology & Health, B.S.—Community & Public Health

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 104
BIO-112 General Biology I BIOL 211*
BIO-151 Human Nutrition FS HN 167
PSY-111/PSY-121 Intro to Psych/Dev. Psych PSYCH 101/230
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Comm. SP CM 212
REL-101 Survey of World Religions RELIG 205 (IP)**
WST-101 Women’s Studies W S 201 (USD)**

Nutritional Science, B.S.—Nutrition and Wellness

Hawkeye Courses Course Title ISU Equivalent
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Comm. SP CM 212
WST-101 Women’s Studies W S 201 (USD)**
PSY-111/PSY-121 Intro to Psych/Dev. Psych PSYCH 101/230
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology SOC 134
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 104
MAT-122/MAT-134/MAT-210 College Algebra/Trig/Calc MATH 140/142/165
CHM-165 General Chemistry I CHEM 177/L
BIO-112 General Biology I BIOL 211/L*
BIO-113 General Biology II BIOL 212/L*
BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Phys. I BIOL 255/L*
BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Phys. II BIOL 256/L*
BIO-151 Human Nutrition FS HN 167
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