University of Northern Iowa College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences majors include:
- Applied Human Sciences
- Geographic Information Systems
- Global Studies
- Political Communication
- Political Science
- Public Administration
- Social Work
- Social Science (See College of Education tip sheet)
Transfer Course Equivalencies and Admissions Requirements
The following course recommendations are for students pursuing their Liberal Arts AA degree at Hawkeye.
We encourage you to visit a Hawkeye Advisor in Student Services and work with your UNI advisor to plan the courses you need to take at Hawkeye to transfer to the major of your choice.
The requirements and the prerequisites to be admitted to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences vary by major and are subject to change without notice. Please check with UNI for verification of courses.
2.5 GPA for Criminology majors (must take at least 12 credit hours of criminology courses at UNI).
2.4 GPA for Family Services majors
2.5 GPA for History majors
Students are advised to transfer after one year at Hawkeye.
Students majoring in Interior Design at UNI must have a C- or better in all classes required for the major, whether taken at UNI or transferred from another institution.
Students will undergo a portfolio review and interview, and they must complete specified courses before they can officially declare this major.
2.5 GPA and 9 credit hours earned in Psychology required.
2.4 GPA for Social Work majors
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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:
CAPSTONE must be completed at UNI after transfer.
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
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.