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Arts & Sciences

Geography Transfer

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
SDV- 199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
MAT-156 Intro to Statistics a 3 s.h.
GEO-121 World Regional Geography 3 s.h.
Humanities class d 3 s.h.
Elective b c d 3 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
GEO-131 Physical Geography 3 s.h.
CHM-151 College Chemistry I/Lab 4 s.h.
Elective b c d 3 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Third Semester
GEO-124 Reg Geo of Nonwest World 3 s.h.
ENV-110 Environmental Science 3 s.h.
Humanities class d 3 s.h.
Electives b c d 6 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.
Fourth Semester
ANT-105 Cultural Anthropology 3 s.h.
Humanities 2-3 s.h.
General Education electives 4 s.h.
Electives b c d 4 s.h.
Total 13-14 s.h.

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

a – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. If transferring to the University of Iowa, also consider MAT-1654 (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 – If transferring to UNI, consider HIS-254, American Indian History (Non-Western Culture requirement).

Suggested electives and additional General Education courses:

Geography-Non Western
U.S. History
Social Problems
Intro to Ethics
Health & Nutrition
Public Speaking
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Computer Business Apps
Intro to Computers
Strategies for Academic Success
College Reading Strategies


    • 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 counsel or/advisor for assistance.
    • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.

UI Plan of Study BA Degree
UI Plan of Study BS Degree
UNI Plan of Study (Geography, BA Degree)
UNI Plan of Study (Geographic Information Science, BS Degree)