Transfer Majors

Transfer Majors

Drake honors a dozen transfer majors from Iowa community colleges, guaranteeing that your hard work in your associate’s degree will transfer meaningfully to your bachelor’s degree.

Designed to provide students a clear pathway to the final two years of their bachelor’s degree, transfer majors were developed by the Iowa Department of Education as a partnership between Iowa community colleges and participating 4-year institutions.

A transfer major works by establishing a framework that allows community colleges to provide a structured set of courses to satisfy general education requirements in aligned bachelor’s degree programs. These transfer majors can lead to a wide variety of bachelor’s degree options – for instance, a Business transfer major works well for popular majors such as Accounting, Finance, and Marketing.

Each transfer major consists of a minimum of 18 core semester hours that align with bachelor’s degree requirements and also fulfill requirements within an associate of arts (A.A.) or associate of science (A.S.) degree.

Transfer Major Disciplines

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Theater

My major isn't listed

If your transfer major isn't listed above, Drake still accepts your coursework and honors your AA or AS degree to satisfy our general education requirements. Learn more about how your credit will transfer to Drake.

We're here to help

Talk with your transfer admission counselor or transfer student transition advisor about joining the Drake Admission Partnership Program to help you make strategic course selections as you earn your associate’s degree.

If you have any questions about the transfer credit process, your transfer admission counselor is there for you to learn more about how we can help you turn your hard work into a Drake University degree.