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University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Students seeking the following majors must be admitted to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:

Students who need to complete preparatory work in mathematics may wish to complete extra electives at Hawkeye due to the transfer of lower level Algebra classes. Students will not receive credit for MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra or MAT-122 College Algebra towards graduation at the University of Iowa.

Transfer Policy: Course work earned at a two-year college or as part of an associate degree program may be applied toward up to one-half the credits required for a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa. Excess credit and grades will be used in computing your grade-point average (GPA) and may be used to satisfy course requirements, but they will not count toward the total hours needed for graduation from the university.

Course Equivalencies

Students are encouraged to consult closely with their Hawkeye advisor as well as a University of Iowa transfer advisor to ensure that they are completing all of the necessary course/admission requirements.

These requirements are subject to change without notice. Please check with the University of Iowa for verification of courses.

Major Hawkeye Courses U of Iowa Courses

Social Work

  • 2.5 cum. GPA.
  • February 15 application deadline
  • C or higher in SSW:2222 (042:022) Intro to Social Work
  • Separate application, personal statement, and letter of reference from an Social Work instructor from a communication college.
  • 12 hours of coursework is also required in one concentration area.

The University of Iowa General Catalog—College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

BIO154 Human Biology Gen Ed—Natural Sciences
SOC-160 Intro to Social Work* SSW:2222 (042:022) Intro to Social Work
POL-111 American National Gov. POLI:1100 (030:001) Intro to Amer. Politics
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology PSY:1001 (031:001) Elementary Psychology
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology SOC:1010 (034:001) Intro to Sociology Principles
ECN-120 Principles of Macro -OR- ECON: 1200 Principles of Macro -OR-
ECN-130 Principles of Micro ECON: 1100 Principles of Micro


  • BA & BS degrees are possible.

Additional Requirements for BS degrees:

  • 30 semester hours and average GPA of 2.67.
  • Calculus I.
  • 7 hours of Chemistry or Physics.
  • An additional advanced math course.
MAT-156 Statistics PSQF:1020 (07P:025) Elementary Statistics and Inference
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology PSY:1001 (031:001) Elementary Psychology
PSY-251 Social Psychology PSY:2501 (031:015) Intro to Social Psychology
PSY-241 Abnormal Psychology PSY:2930 (___:___) Abnormal Psych Health Prof
PSY-262 Psychology of Gender Psychology elective

Therapeutic Recreation

Health and Human Physiology Department

  • At least a 2.5 GPA or higher on all pre-requisite courses.
  • Submit application to departmental office by October 15 for spring semester or March 15 for fall semester.
  • Transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 hours with a 2.5 GPA at the U of Iowa before admission to the major.
  • Two emphasis tracks: Child Life Track or Inclusive Recreation Track.

The University of Iowa General Catalog—Therapeutic Recreation, B.S.

BIO-168 Human A & P I HHP:1100 (027:053) Human Anatomy
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology PSY:1001 (031:001) Elementary Psychology
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology SOC:1010 (034:001) Intro to Sociology Principles
PSY-241 Abnormal Psych PSY:2930 (___:___) Abnormal Psych Health Prof
PSY-121 Developmental Psych NURS:1030 (096:030) Human Development & Behavior

Athletic Training

Health and Human Physiology Department

  • Submit athletic training application by December 1. Applications are available online.
  • Applicants must have a 2.5 U of Iowa GPA and a minimum of 11 semester hours of college credit (2.75 GPA on all undergraduate course work).
  • Successful completion of ATEP:1010 (027:096), a pre-req Prospective Student Training Program offered only at the U of Iowa during the fall semester.
  • All pre-req courses must be completed with a C or higher.
  • Includes more clinical based curriculum.
  • Certification in CPR/First Aid is suggested prior to enrolling at the U of Iowa.
  • Volunteer experiences working at hospitals, clinics, or camps related to athletic training, sports medicine, or health care are strongly recommended.
  • Competitive admission—16 students accepted per year.
  • It is recommended that students begin their studies at the U of Iowa.
BIO-168 Human A&P I w/lab -AND- HHP:1100 (027:053) Human Anatomy
BIO-173 Human A&P II w/lab BIOL:1141 (002:002) Intro Animal Biology
BIO-112 General Biology I CHEM:1070 (004:007) General Chemistry I
CHM-122 Intro to Gen Chem -AND- CHEM:1080 (004:008) General Chemistry II
CHM-132 Intro to Org & Biochem -OR- CHEM:1110 (004:011) Principles Of Chemistry I
CHM-165 General Chemistry I -AND- CHEM:1120 (004:012) Principles Of Chemistry II
CHM-175 General Chemistry II PHYS:1511 (029:011) College Physics I
PHY-162 College Physics I PSQF:1020 (07P:025) Elementary Statistics and Inference
MAT-156 Statistics PSQF:1075 (07P:075) Educational Psychology & Measurement
EDU-240 Educational Psychology PSY:1001 (031:001) Elementary Psychology
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology ATEP:1010 (027:096) Exploring Athletic Training

Art/Art History

  • Students should save work from Hawkeye studio courses for a portfolio that may be needed in transfer course evaluation.
  • Students planning to major in art history should meet with their U of Iowa advisor to discuss the requirements they may fulfill with transfer courses. Art History transfer courses must be reviewed by the art history division head to determine the student’s placement in or exemption from required art history courses.
  • 3 hours of Art History and 12 hours in studio art must be completed at the U of Iowa.
  • Emphasis in design, drawing, painting, and photography. Other emphasis are also available.
  • Studio Art will not be used to satisfy requirements until the course has been approved for substitution.
ART203 Art History I ARTH:1050 (01H:005) From Cave Paintings to Cathedrals
ART204 Art History II ARTH:1060 (01H:006) From Mona Lisa to Modernism
ART143 Painting Painting Major Hours
ART144 Painting II Painting Major Hours
ART184 Photography Photography Major Hours
ART123 3-D Design Design Major Hours
ART120 2-D Design Design Major Hours
ART134 Drawing II Drawing Major Hours

* Designates admissions requirements to major, other classes are pre-requisites for upper level coursework in the major.

Foreign Language Requirement

Students who have completed the AA degree from Hawkeye will have completed all general education requirements for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) with the exception of the Foreign Language requirement.

Students must meet fourth level proficiency in a single foreign language. This can be met through four years of high school, four semesters of college, or any appropriate combination of the two. Students transferring without the AA degree typically will need to have second level proficiency completed just to be admitted. Courses offered at Hawkeye that can be taken to meet a portion of the requirement:

Hawkeye Courses Iowa Courses
FLS-151 Elementary Spanish I SPAN:1001 (035:001) Elementary Spanish I
FLS-152 Elementary Spanish II SPAN:1002 (035:002) Elementary Spanish II