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Transfer majors help student recruitment and success, improve advising, and make associate-level courses more transferable into baccalaureate programs. Transfer Major programs come with discipline-specific "core" elements and related courses (called "Discipline Frameworks") so students can build a common foundation of skills and credits that will transfer to aligned baccalaureate programs. Transfer Major Steering Committee oversees Transfer Majors and helps develop and approve Discipline Frameworks.

Community colleges adopt transfer majors with at least 18 core semester credits aligned with an approved Discipline Framework of elements (course disciplines) and courses based on accepted practices of a related baccalaureate program of study ("major"). Core courses may also count towards general education requirements. Each approved Discipline Framework must be transferable between Iowa's community colleges and at least one Iowa public university with an aligned baccalaureate program, so every course meets major program requirements (i.e., course equivalents for major prerequisites).

Transfer Major Discipline Frameworks

Spreadsheets for each transfer major are in development and will be added to the table as they become available.

Transfer Major,
Award Type and
Approval Date

Participating Community Colleges Participating Regent Institutions Participating Private Institutions
Agriculture Business
AS 
October 2019
EICC, ICCC, NICC, NCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU N/A
Agriculture Education
AS
October 2019
EICC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, NIACC, NICC, NCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU N/A
Agronomy
AS
October 2019
EICC, IHCC, ICCC, NIACC, NICC, NCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU N/A
Animal Science
AS
October 2019
EICC, IHCC, ICCC, NIACC, NICC, NCC, SWCC ISU N/A
Biology
AS
February 2018 (revised April 2022)
DMACC, EICC, HCC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, IVCCD, IWCC, KCC, NIACC, NICC, NCC, SCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Drake, Grand View, St. Ambrose, Dubuque, Upper Iowa, Waldorf
Business
AA
June 2019 (revised August 2023)
DMACC, EICC, HCC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, IWCC, KCC, NIACC, NICC, SCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Briar Cliff, Clark, Drake, Grand View, St. Ambrose, Dubuque, Upper Iowa, Waldorf
Chemistry
AS
August 2019
DMACC, EICC, HCC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, IVCCD, IWCC, KCC, NIACC, SCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Clark, Drake, Grand View, St. Ambrose, Dubuque, Waldorf
Communication
AA
January 2020
DMACC, EICC, HCC, IHCC, ICCC, IVCCD, IWCC, NCC, SCC, WITCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Grand View, St. Ambrose, Dubuque
Computer Science
AS
April 2021
IVCCD, KCC, NIACC, SCC ISU, UNI, Iowa N/A
Criminal Justice
AA
February 2019 (revised July 2023)
DMACC, EICC, HCC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, IVCCD, IWCC, KCC, NIACC, NICC, NCC, SCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Grand View, St. Ambrose, Dubuque, Upper Iowa, Waldorf
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
AA
October 2019
EICC, HCC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, IVCCD, KCC, NIACC, NCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU, UNI Waldorf
Elementary Education
AA
October 2019 (revised August 2023)
DMACC, EICC, HCC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, IVCCD, IWCC, KCC, NIACC, NICC, NCC, SCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Clark, Grand View, Waldorf
Engineering
AS
November 2020
DMACC, ICCC, IVCCD, IWCC, KCC, SCC ISU, Iowa N/A
English
AA
January 2020 (revised August 2023)
DMACC, EICC, IHCC, ICCC, IVCCD, IWCC, NICC, NCC, SCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU, Iowa Clark, Drake, Grand View, St. Ambrose, Waldorf
Exercise Science and Kinesiology
AA or AS
April 2020
DMACC, EICC, HCC, ICCC, ILCC, IVCCD, IWCC, NICC, NCC, SCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Waldorf
Fine Arts
AA
January 2020 (revised September 2022)
HCC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, IVCCD, IWCC, KCC, NIACC, SCC, WITCC UNI (Fine Arts and Graphic Design) Drake, Waldorf
History
AA
April 2020 (revised April 2023)
DMACC, EICC, HCC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, IVCCD, KCC, NIACC, NICC, NCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Clark, St. Ambrose, Waldorf
Human and Family Services
AA
October 2020 (revised December 2022)
DMACC, EICC, HCC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, IWCC, KCC, NIACC, NICC ISU, UNI N/A
Journalism
AA
April 2020
DMACC, ICCC, KCC UNI Drake, Grand View
Mathematics
AS
August 2019
DMACC, EICC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, IVCCD, IWCC, KCC, NIACC, NICC, NCC, SCC, WITCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Clark, Drake, Grand View, St. Ambrose, Dubuque, Waldorf
Physics
AA or AS
August 2019 (revised July 2021)
DMACC, EICC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, IVCCD, KCC, NIACC, NCC, SCC, SWCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Drake, Waldorf
Political Science
AA
April 2020
DMACC, EICC, HCC, IHCC, ICCC, IVCCD, KCC, NIACC, NCC, WITCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Drake, Grand View, St. Ambrose
Psychology
AA
February 2019 (revised February 2020)
DMACC, EICC, HCC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, IVCCD, IWCC, KCC, NIACC, NICC, NCC, SCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Clark, Drake, Grand View, St. Ambrose, Dubuque, Upper Iowa, Waldorf
Secondary Education
AA or AS
October 2019 (revised August 2023)
DMACC, EICC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, IVCCD, IWCC, NIACC, NICC, NCC, SCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Clark, Drake, Grand View, Waldorf

Social Work
AA
April 2020 (revised April 2023)

EICC, HCC, IHCC, ICCC, IVCCD, IWCC, KCC, NIACC, NICC, NCC, SCC, WITCC UNI, Iowa St. Ambrose
Sociology
AA
April 2019 (revised March 2023)
DMACC, EICC, HCC, IHCC, ICCC, ILCC, IVCCD, IWCC, KCC, NIACC, NICC, NCC, SCC, SWCC, WITCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Grand View, St. Ambrose, Dubuque, Upper Iowa
Theater
AA
January 2020
DMACC, EICC, IHCC, ICCC, IWCC ISU, UNI, Iowa Drake, Grand View, Dubuque

Transfer Majors Offered by Community Colleges

1 - Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC)

Agriculture Business
Agriculture Education
Agronomy
Animal Science
Biology
Business
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
English
Exercise Science and Kinesiology
History
Human and Family Services
Mathematics
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology

2 - North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC)

Agriculture Education
Agronomy
Animal Science
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
Elementary Education
Fine Arts
History
Human and Family Services
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology

3 - Iowa Lakes Community College (ILCC)

Agriculture Education
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
Elementary Education
Exercise Science and Kinesiology
Fine Arts
History
Human and Family Services
Mathematics
Physics
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology

4 - Northwest Iowa Community College (NWCC)

Agriculture Business
Agriculture Education
Agronomy
Animal Science
Biology
Communication
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
Elementary Education
English
Exercise Science and Kinesiology
History
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology

5 - Iowa Central Community College (ICCC)

Agriculture Business
Agriculture Education
Agronomy
Animal Science
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communication
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Exercise Science and Kinesiology
Fine Arts
History
Human and Family Services
Journalism
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Theater

6 - Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD)

Biology
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Exercise Science and Kinesiology
Fine Arts
History
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology

7 - Hawkeye Community College (HCC)

Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communication
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
Elementary Education
Exercise Science and Kinesiology
Fine Arts
History
Human and Family Services
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology

9 - Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC)

Agriculture Business
Agriculture Education
Agronomy
Animal Science
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communication
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
Elementary Education
English
Exercise Science and Kinesiology
History
Human and Family Services
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Theater

10 - Kirkwood Community College (KCC)

Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
Elementary Education
Engineering
Fine Arts
History
Human and Family Services
Journalism
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology

11 - Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)

Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communication
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Exercise Science and Kinesiology
History
Human and Family Services
Journalism
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Theater

12 - Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC)

Agriculture Business
Agriculture Education
Agronomy
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communication
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
Elementary Education
English
Exercise Science and Kinesiology
Fine Arts
History
Mathematics
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology

13 - Iowa Western Community College (IWCC)

Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communication
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Exercise Science and Kinesiology
Fine Arts
Human and Family Services
Mathematics
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Theater

14 - Southwestern Community College (SWCC)

Agriculture Business
Agriculture Education
Agronomy
Animal Science
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
Elementary Education
English
Exercise Science and Kinesiology
History
Physics
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology

15 - Indian Hills Community College (IHCC)

Agriculture Education
Agronomy
Animal Science
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communication
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
Elementary Education
English
Fine Arts
History
Human and Family Services
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Theater

16 - Southeastern Community College (SCC)

Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Exercise Science and Kinesiology
Fine Arts
Mathematics
Physics
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology

Transfer Major Partnerships with Private Colleges

More information about Iowa Private Colleges. If you are a private college interested in developing transfer major partnerships with Iowa community colleges, contact Heather Meissen.

Briar Cliff University

Business

Clarke University

Business
Chemistry
Elementary Education
English
History
Mathematics
Psychology
Secondary Education

Drake University

Biology
Business
Chemistry
English
Fine Arts
Journalism
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Theater

Grand View University

Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communication
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
English
Journalism
Mathematics
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Theater

St. Ambrose University

Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communication
Criminal Justice
English
History
Mathematics
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology

University of Dubuque

Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communication
Criminal Justice
Mathematics
Psychology
Sociology
Theater

Upper Iowa University

Biology
Business
Criminal Justice
Psychology
Sociology

Waldorf University

Biology
Business
Chemistry
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
Elementary Education
English
Fine Arts
History
Mathematics
Physics
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology