Iowa State University Transfer Notes

Biology Transfer Major, AS


Students are encouraged to use the following information while planning their associate’s degree at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. This information is intended to assist students in the transfer process to Iowa State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology after the completion of the associate’s degree.

  • Students are encouraged to participate in ISU’s Admissions Partnership Program and use Biology Transfer Plans to determine recommended courses.

  • ISU requires a grade of "C" or better in Communication courses (Written Composition I and II and Speech) is pursuing the degree in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requires a “C” or better in Composition II and Speech. If not achieved, the course(s) may need to be retaken at ISU.

  • Foreign Language requirement: Students pursuing a degree in biology within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences do not need to meet a foreign language requirement. Students pursuing a degree in biology within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences can meet the foreign language requirement through 3 years in a single language in high school or 2 semesters in a single language in college.

  • Additional resources can also be found on the EICC Iowa State University Transfer Page.

The transfer of a Transfer Major, AS degree to a four-year college or university is often on a course-by-course articulation. EICC strongly recommends you contact your intended transfer institution for specific transfer information and course recommendations. Transfer Partners ultimately determine the transferability of courses and how they will apply toward bachelor degree progress. Completion of a Transfer Major, AS degree does not guarantee admission to a Transfer Partner. Transfer admission requirements are determined by Transfer Partners. EICC strongly recommends you contact your intended transfer institution for information about admission requirements.