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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.
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Elective c d e f 4-5 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-103 Composition & Speech II 4 s.h.
SOC-120 Marriage and Family 3 s.h.
Science class b 3-4 s.h.
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology 3 s.h.
Elective c d e f 3 s.h.
Total 16-17 s.h.
Third Semester
SOC-115 Social Problems 3 s.h.
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
PHI-105 Intro to Ethics 3 s.h.
Elective c d e f 6 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.
Fourth Semester
PHI-101 Intro to Philosophy 3 s.h.
PSY-241 Abnormal Psychology 3-4 s.h.
Natural Science class 3 s.h.
Elective c d e f 6 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.

a – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class.
b – Strongly recommend Introductory Biology with the lab.
c – If transferring to the University of Iowa, take POL-111(American National Government).
d – If transferring to the University of Iowa, take at least one of the following: ANT-105 (Cultural Anthropology), ECN-120 (Macroeconomics), and ECN-130 (Microeconomics).
e – 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.
f – If transferring to UNI, consider HIS-254, American Indian History (Non-western Cultures).

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:

    • Intro to Human Services
    • Intro to Counseling
    • Professional Ethics
    • Intro to Gen Chemistry
    • Public Speaking
    • Introductory Biology
    • U.S. History
    • Am National Government
    • Western Civilization
    • Prin of Macroeconomics
    • Computer Business Apps
    • College Reading Strategies
    • Strategies for Academic Success

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