University of Northern Iowa College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences: Humanities and Fine Arts

College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences: Humanities and Fine Arts majors:

  • Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Study of Religions
  • Theatre

Students seeking a major in one of the above areas must first be admitted to the College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences at UNI.

Major Specific Courses and Requirements

This tip sheet is meant for students completing coursework towards the Associate of Arts (AA) degree prior to transferring to the University or Northern Iowa.

Degrees, admission requirements, and suggested electives for each major within the College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences vary. We encourage you to work closely with your Hawkeye advisor and your UNI advisor to plan the courses you need to take at Hawkeye to transfer to the major of your choice.

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


Students must have a C- or higher grade in any class used for the major.

For Bachelor of Fine Arts, students need a 3.00 minimum GPA in Art and an overall GPA minimum of 2.75.

Students are advised to transfer after one year at Hawkeye.

Hawkeye Courses UNI Courses
ART-120 2-D Design ART 1222 (600:026) Two-Dimensional Concepts
ART-123 3-D Design ART 1333 (600:027) Three-Dimensional Concepts
ART-133 Drawing I ART 1011 (600:018) Drawing I
ART-134 Drawing II ART 1022 (600:019) Drawing II
ART-203 Art History I ARTHIST 1111 (600:040) Survey of Art History I
ART-204 Art History II ARTHIST 1222 (600:041) Survey of Art History II
Also suggested:
ART-143 Painting ART 2050 (600:080) Painting I
ART-173 Ceramics ART 2020 (600:050) Ceramics I

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Hawkeye Courses UNI Courses
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 1001 (400:001) Introduction to Psychology
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 1772 (800:072) Introduction to Statistical Methods
One biology course: BIO-105, BIO-112, BIO-154
One physical science course: CHM-122, CHM-165, PHY-162

Communications Studies

Emphasis areas: Communication, Communication—Theatre, Digital Media, Interactive Digital Studies, Political Commutation and Public Relations

Minimum GPA for all Communication transfer majors: 2.70. Public Relations majors must earn a minimum of C or higher in all major and minor courses.

Hawkeye Courses UNI Courses
COM-140 Introduction to Mass Media COMM COR 1010 (48J:002) Mass Comm. and Society
SPC-122 Interpersonal Comm. -OR- COMM 2344 (48C:004) Interpersonal Comm. -OR-
SPC-132 Group Communication COMM 1205 (48C:031) Group Communication
SPC-140 Oral Interpretation -OR-
SPC-112 Public Speaking
COMM 2256 (48C:011) Oral Interp: Texts in Perf. -OR-
COMM 2255 (48C:071) Public Speaking
Public Relations needs:
ACC-131 Principles of Accounting I ACCT 2120 (120:030) Principles of Financial Acc.
ECN-110 Introduction to Economics -OR- ECON 1031 (920:024) Introduction to Economics -OR-
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 1041 (920:053) Principles Of Macroeconomics


Hawkeye Courses UNI Courses
LIT-101 Intro to Literature ENGLISH 1120 (620:031) Intro to Literature
Possible additional courses:
ENG-221 Creative Writing ENGLISH 1000Z
COM-763 Intro to Professional Writing ENGLISH 2770 (620:077) Intro to Prof. Writing
LIT-133 Minority Voices in US Literature ENGLISH 1000B (620:XXB)
LIT-189 Women and Literature ENGLISH 1000M (620:XXP)
LIT-949 Special Topics in Literature ENGLISH 1000Z

Modern Languages

Students are encouraged to contact UNI during their first year and transfer after one year at Hawkeye.


Students are encouraged to contact UNI during their first year and transfer after one year at Hawkeye.


Hawkeye Courses UNI Courses
PHI-101 Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 1020 (650:021) Philosophy: The Art of Thinking
PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics PHIL 1520 Reasoning About Moral Problems (count toward ethics minor)

Study of Religion

Hawkeye Courses UNI Courses
REL-101 Survey of World Religions RELS 1020 (640:024) Religions of the World


Students are advised to transfer after one year at Hawkeye.

Hawkeye Courses UNI Courses
DRA-107 Theatrical Arts and Society THEATRE 1002 (490:002) Theatrical Arts & Society (not applicable toward the UNI major)

Liberal Arts Core

Students completing the Associate of Arts degree, following the specifications of the community college and meeting all conditions of the articulation agreement, will meet the UNI Liberal Arts Core (LAC) requirements with the following exceptions:

  1. CAPSTONE must be completed at UNI after transfer.

  2. A course in NON-WESTERN CULTURES must be completed either at the community college or at UNI.

    • CLS-130 African Cultures
    • CLS-141 Middle Eastern History and Culture
    • CLS-150 Latin American History and Culture
    • CLS-160 East Asian History and Culture
    • CLS-164 Japanese History and Culture
    • CLS-172 Russian Civilization

  3. FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT (for students graduating from high school or earning a GED in 1989 and later). Two years of the same high school foreign language are required with C- or better in the last term, or the student may take two semesters of the same foreign language in college with a C- or better in the second course. This requirement may be met by FLS-151 Spanish I and FLS-152 Spanish II.

University of Northern Iowa Transfer Admissions Counselor

Danielle Weide
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