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University of Northern Iowa College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences majors include:

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Human Sciences
  • Criminology
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Political Communication
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • 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.

Major Hawkeye Courses UNI Courses

Criminology

2.5 GPA for Criminology majors (must take at least 12 credit hours of criminology courses at UNI).
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology SOC 1000 (980:001) Introduction to Sociology
CRJ-100 Introduction to Criminal Justice CRIM 2022 (980:022) Criminal Justice System
CRJ-200 Criminology CRIM 2025 (982:025) Criminology
CRJ-201 Juvenile Delinquency CRIM 2127 (980:127) Juvenile Delinquency
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 1772 (800:072) Intro to Statistical Methods
Major Electives:
CRJ-316 Juvenile Justice CRIM 2232 (982:132) Juvenile Justice
CRJ-317 White Collar Crime CRIM 2112 (982:112) White Collar Crime
CRJ-318 Crime Analysis CRIM 2134 Crime Analysis
Additional Electives: SOC-115, CRJ-120, CRJ-233, CRJ-258, CRJ-299, and CRJ-955 are recommended electives Transfers as elective credit

Family Services

Includes Gerontology

2.4 GPA for Family Services majors
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 1001 (400:001) Intro to Psychology
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology PSYCH 2202 (400:120) Developmental Psych
PSY-261 Human Sexuality FAM SERV 1057 (31F:057) Human Relations and Sexuality
PSY-262 Psychology of Gender -OR- PSYCH 2201 (400:060) Psych of Gender Diff.
SOC-200 Minority Group Relations SW 4163 (450:163g) Diversity and Difference

Gerontology

PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 1001 (400:001) Intro to Psychology
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology SOC 1000 (980:001) Introduction to Sociology
PSY-121 * Developmental Psychology PSYCH 2202 (400:120) Developmental Psych
ACC-133 ** Principles of Accounting I ACCT 2120 (120:030) Princ. of Financial Acct
ACC-132 ** Principles of Accounting II ACCT 2130 (120:031) Princ. of Managerial Acct
HSC-113 ** Medical Term. for Health Sciences HPE 2160 (410:060) Medical Terminology
Additional Social Sciences track electives: SOC-135 and SOC-220 are recommended electives Transfers as elective credit
Additional Long Term Care track elective: BUS-183 Transfers as elective credit

History

2.5 GPA for History majors
Complete 6 hours of other History (HIS) electives at Hawkeye
HIS-117 Western Civ. I: Ancient and Medieval HUM 1021 (680:021) Humanities I
HIS-118 Western Civ. II: Early Modern HUM 1022 (680:022) Humanities II
HIS-119 Western Civ. III: The Modern Period HUM 1023 (680:023) Humanities III
HIS-151 US History to 1877 HISUS 1110 (960:014) US History to 1877
HIS-152 US History Since 1877 HISUS 1120 (960:015) US History Since 1877

Interior Design

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.

BCA-201 Introduction to Info Systems MGMT 2080 (150:080) Intro to Info Systems
ECN-110 Intro to Economics ECON 1031 (920:024) Intro to Economics
ACC-131 Principles of Accounting I ACCT 2120 (120:030) Principles of Financial Accounting
can be used to meet major elective requirement

Political Science

POL-111 American National Government POL AMER 1014 (942:014) Intro to Amer. Politics
POL-121 International Relations POL INTL 1024 (943:024) International Relations
POL-125 Comparative Gov’t & Politics POL COMP 1040 (944:040) Comparative Politics

Psychology

2.5 GPA and 9 credit hours earned in Psychology required.
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 1772 (800:072) Intro to Statistical Methods
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 1001 (400:001) Intro to Psychology
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology PSYCH 2202 (400:120) Developmental Psychology
PSY-241 Abnormal Psychology PSYCH 1000A (400:XXA) Abnormal Psychology
Upper level Abnormal Psych class will need to be taken at UNI.
PSY-251 Social Psychology PSYCH 2203 (400:160) Social Psychology
PSY-262 Psychology of Gender PSYCH 2201 (400:060) Psych of Gender Differences

Social Work

2.4 GPA for Social Work majors
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 1772 (800:072) Intro to Statistical Methods
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 1001 (400:001) Intro to Psychology
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology PSYCH 2202 (400:120) Developmental Psychology
SOC-160 Introduction to Social Work SW 2042 (450:042) Social Services & Social Work
SOC-200 Minority Group Relations SW 4163 (450:163g) Diversity and Difference

Sociology

SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology SOC 1000 (980:001) Introduction to Sociology
MAT-156 Statistics STAT 1772 (800:072) Intro to Statistical Methods
SOC-115 Social Problems SOC 1060 (980:060) Social Problems
Recommended electives: CRJ-201, SOC-120, SOC-195, and SOC-205

Textiles & Apparel

ECN-110 Introduction to Economics ECON 1031 (920:024) Introduction to Economics
ACC-131 Principles of Accounting I ACCT 2120 (120:030) Principles of Financial Accounting
can be used to meet major elective requirement

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
319-273-2359
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