Iowa State University Transfer Notes

Physics 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 physics after the completion of the associate’s degree.

  • Students are encouraged to participate in ISU’s Admissions Partnership Program and use Physics Transfer Plans.

  • ISU’s Physics program requires a grade of "C" or better in Composition II. If not achieved, the course may need to be retaken at ISU.

  • ISU requires that students take an International Perspective course. This course does not have to be taken prior to transfer, however EICC does offer approved International Perspective courses: ANT:105, HIS:117, MUS:100, POL:121, POL:125, or REL:101

  • ISU requires that students take a US Diversity course. This course does not have to be taken prior to transfer, however EICC does offer approved US Diversity courses: EDU:235, EDU:245, PSY:261, or SOC:115.

  • Foreign Language requirement: Students can fulfill ISU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement through 3 years in a single language in high school or 2 semesters in a single language in college.

  • If additional electives are needed for the Transfer Major AS degree, MAT:227 is recommended.
  • Students pursuing Teacher Certification: Contact ISU to determine minimum grade requirements and other admission criteria for the teacher education program. Additional course recommendations for teacher certification in mathematics- POL:111, HIS:151 or HIS:152, PSY:121, PSY:281, and EDU:213.

  • 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.