It’s been two years in the making and thanks to a lot of hard work by Iowa’s community colleges and the state universities, new statewide transfer majors will soon be a reality.
The two groups joined forces to develop detailed majors for specified disciplines, that all have agreed to. It’s always been easy for community college graduates to continue their education at the universities, once they graduate locally, and this just makes it all that much more convenient.
What the agreements do is provide guided pathways for students in each specified major. Students will know which classes to take each step of the way as they move from their Associate Degree to the Bachelor Degree. The specified majors vary by community college, with each college expected to add to the list as time goes on. The current list for Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) includes:
- Agriculture Business
- Agriculture Education
- Animal Science
- Criminal Justice
- Early Childhood Teaching
- Elementary Education
- Secondary Education
Of course, this doesn’t change the significance of the many transfer agreements EICC has in other areas and with many private colleges. Those colleges have worked closely with EICC to sign those agreements so our students can transfer, without worry, to their colleges as well.
It also doesn’t mean students don’t have the option of studying in a long list of other areas not included in the current transfer majors list.
Because community college students complete what are known as general education classes, those classes required in the first two years of a four-year degree, it means they can start here and go there, in just about any field.
More information will be coming soon regarding the statewide project. We will be updating that on our website at eicc.edu/transfermajors