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Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-102 Composition & Speech I 4 s.h.
MAT-156 Intro to Statistics a 3 s.h.
POL-111 Am National Government 3 s.h.
Humanities class 3 s.h.
Elective b c d 3 s.h.
SDV-100 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-103 Composition & Speech II 4 s.h.
POL-112 Amer. State and Local Gov 3 s.h.
Science class 3-4 s.h.
Humanities class 3 s.h.
Elective b c d 3 s.h.
Total 16-17 s.h.
Third Semester
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology 3 s.h.
POL-121 International Relations 3 s.h.
ECN-120 Prin of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
PHIL-101 Intro to Philosophy 3 s.h.
Natural Science elective 3-4 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.
Fourth Semester
PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics 3 s.h.
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
SOC-115 Social Problems 3 s.h.
Elective b c d 3-6 s.h.
Total 12-15 s.h.

a – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. If transferring to the University of Iowa, also consider MAT-161 (Business Statistics), MAT-165 (Calculus), MAT-210 (Calculus I), and MAT-216 (Calculus II).
b – If transferring to ISU, consider courses from U.S. Diversity/International Perspectives.
c – If transferring to the University of Iowa, consider courses from the General Education lists of International & Global Issues; Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; and Values, Society, and Diversity.
d – Consider HIS-254, American Indian History if transferring to UNI (Non-Western Culture requirement).

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

    • AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.
    • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
    • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
    • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.
    • Required GPA’s vary from college to college.

Suggested Electives and additional General Education courses:

    • Business Law
    • U.S. History
    • American Indian History
    • Marriage & Family
    • Human Relations
    • Public Speaking
    • Group Communication
    • Computer Business Apps
    • Strategies for Academic Success
    • Intro to Computers and Information Systems