The University of Iowa 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 The University of Iowa to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology after the completion of the associate’s degree.

  • Students interested in pursuing a degree in psychology at The University of Iowa should participate in the 2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan.

  • Physical Sciences- The Transfer Major AA degree requires that students take a physical sciences course. Students planning to study psychology at The University of Iowa are encouraged to take CHM:122 or CHM:165/166 if they plan to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Iowa.

  • Electives- students are encouraged to consult with Iowa when selecting electives. Higher levels of math, beyond statistics, may be required.

  • World Language Requirement- The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requires students to complete the 4th level of one world language for graduation. Students can fulfill this through 4 years in high school or 4 semesters in college. This is not a transfer requirement, but students are strongly encouraged to complete this while at EICC if not already completed in high school.

  • Teacher Licensure- To qualify for licensure in secondary teaching, students in the Teacher Education Program (TEP) complete a degree in education as well as a related College of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree. See Teacher Education Program Application and Admission on the College of Education website for details on requirements and deadlines for applying to the College of Education and about TEP choices of majors leading to licensure.

  • Additional resources can also be found on the EICC University of Iowa 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.