Transfer majors help student recruitment and success, improve advising, and make associate-level courses more transferable into baccalaureate programs. Transfer Major programs come with discipline-specific "core" elements and related courses (called "Discipline Frameworks") so students can build a common foundation of skills and credits that will transfer to aligned baccalaureate programs. Transfer Major Steering Committee oversees Transfer Majors and helps develop and approve Discipline Frameworks.

Community colleges adopt transfer majors with at least 18 core semester credits aligned with an approved Discipline Framework of elements (course disciplines) and courses based on accepted practices of a related baccalaureate program of study ("major"). Core courses may also count towards general education requirements. Each approved Discipline Framework must be transferable between Iowa's community colleges and at least one Iowa public university with an aligned baccalaureate program, so every course meets major program requirements (i.e., course equivalents for major prerequisites).

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Transfer Major Discipline Frameworks

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Transfer Majors Offered by Community Colleges

Transfer Majors Offered by Community Colleges

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Transfer Major Partnerships with Private Colleges

More information about Iowa Private Colleges. If you are a private college interested in developing transfer major partnerships with Iowa community colleges, contact Heather Meissen.

Transfer Major Partnerships with Private Colleges

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