May 21, 2024  
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Transfer Information



Associate of Arts/Associate of Science - Transfer Majors

The Transfer Major in either the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) Degree from Iowa Central will enable a student to enter four-year colleges and universities as a junior prepared to complete work toward a bachelor’s degree in any number of major fields of study. The courses of study have been compiled with the assistance of each senior college. Due to possible changes after publication, students must assume the re­sponsibility for their own course of study. Students are advised to correspond with their advisors, the admissions office, and the department at the college where they plan to transfer.

Here is a partial list of majors students could select at a four-year institution after their freshman and sophomore years at Iowa Central.

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science - General Studies

The two-year Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) Degrees from Iowa Central will enable a student to enter four-year colleges and universities prepared to complete work toward a bachelor’s degree in any number of major fields of study. Since graduation requirements vary at the four-year institution, students should become familiar with the specific course requirements of the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer. Students must assume the re­sponsibility for their own course of study. Students are advised to correspond with their advisors, the admissions office, and the department at the college where they plan to transfer.

Here are some examples of majors students could select at a four-year institution after their freshman and sophomore years at Iowa Central.

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agriculture Business
  • Agriculture Education
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel Design
  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Aviation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Child Care
  • Child & Family Services
  • Chiropractic
  • Civil Engineering
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Food Science
  • Criminology
  • Dairy Science
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics - Food & Nutrition
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Studies & Planning
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Ed
  • Family Resource Management
  • Farm Operations
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance
  • Fisheries
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • German
  • Government
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Housing
  • Hospital Management
  • Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Leisure Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Library Science
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Technology
  • Medicine
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Mortuary Science
  • Music
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Medical Technology
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Science
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician
  • Plant Pathology
  • Podiatry
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Radiology
  • Radio/TV Journalism
  • Recreation
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Social Science
  • Social Work
  • Soil Management
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech Education
  • Speech Communication
  • Statistics
  • Theatre
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Virology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology

Transfer Agreements

Potential transfer students should be aware that the Iowa community colleges and Iowa’s Public Universities have jointly developed a number of agreements to facilitate student transfer. Some of these agreements may be of particular benefit to students. Course-by-course equivalencies for Iowa’s Public Universities are online

Among these agreements are the following:

Public Connection: Statewide Articulation Agreements Between Iowa’s Community Colleges and Public Universities

Students who complete an AA degree at an Iowa community college and who subsequently enroll at one of Iowa’s Public Universities are considered to have met freshman and sophomore level general education requirements for certain Bachelor’s degrees under the terms specified in the agreement.

Transfer of Career and Technical Credits

Iowa’s Public Universities accept up to 16 semester credit hours of career and technical courses for transfer towards a Bachelor’s degree from the community colleges provided those credits apply to the AA degree at the host community college and the other Iowa community colleges. Students do not have to obtain an AA degree, however, to have this credit awarded.

There are opportunities for completing a Bachelor of Applied Studies at a uni­versity after completing an Associate of Applied Science at Iowa Central. Advisors have for more information.

Buena Vista University and Iowa Central Community College

Buena Vista University and Iowa Central Community College’s nearly 50-year partnership continues to serve the region by offering affordable, convenient pathways towards a variety of bachelor’s degree programs. Through this partnership students attend their first two years at ICCC and complete their bachelor’s degree through BVU Online Programs. 

BVU’s Online Programs provides convenient, online courses so students can pursue their degree without it affecting their other personal and professional priorities. Below are more details about BVU Online offerings.

  • Eight-week online courses.
  • Six course starts (terms) per year. 
  • Average course-load is six credits per term, with 36 credit hours completed each year.
  • Access to 24/7 library resources and tutoring services. 

 

BVU Fort Dodge Office Information

The BVU Fort Dodge Office provides on-site personalized academic advising and support to ICCC students looking to take the next step with BVU. Students planning to complete full four-year programs through ICCC and BVU’s Online Programs are encouraged to plan their programs with assistance from advisors at both institutions.

For information about registration, transfer procedures, degree requirements, financial aid, and more, please visit the BVU Fort Dodge office on the main floor of the Iowa Central Liberal Arts Building, Room 102. 

You may also connect with BVU Online Programs by phone at 712-749-1000, or via email online@bvu.edu.