Iowa State University Transfer Notes

Psychology Transfer Major, AA


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 psychology after the completion of the associate’s degree.

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

  • ISU’s Psychology 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.

  • ISU's Psychology program requires 6 credits of philosophy courses. PHI:101 or PHI:105 can be taken to fulfill requirements for the Transfer Major AA degree and both are transferrable to ISU.

  • Natural and Physical Science course recommendations: ISU recommends that students take either BIO:105 or BIO:163 for the Transfer Major AA requirement and one of the following for the Physical Science requirement- CHM:122 or PHY:162. Additional Science may be required if a student is pursuing a B.S. at ISU.

  • If additional electives are needed for the Transfer Major AA degree, MAT:210, BUS:210, MAT:121, MAT:128, or MAT:140 are recommended. If pursuing a B.S., a student should take MAT:210 and one of the additional math courses listed along with additional natural science courses.

  • 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.

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

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, AA 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.