Core Classes

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Courses listed below reflect DMACC core courses that ​transfer to Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa and other private institutions.​​​​​

​The DMACC course catalog lists more course offerings that may also transfer to your desired transfer institution and program. Electives can be chosen from courses below or any area of interest or discipline in the DMACC course catalog.

​​​Communications: 9 Credits

Course Name​CreditsNotes
ENG 105 - Composition I​3
​Core requirement for all Ed majors**
ENG 106 - Composition II3​Core requirement for all Ed majors**​
SPC 101 - Fund of Oral Communication3​​​
Core Option for all Ed majors** (Choose SPC 101 or 126)​
SPC 126 - Interpersonal Communication​3
​​Core Option for all Ed majors** (Choose SPC 101 or 126)

Social & Behavioral Sciences: 9 Credits

​To fulfill this requirement, you must take three courses in three different areas of study (three different class prefixes).

Correct Example: ECN 120, GEO 111, SOC 120.

Incorrect Example: SOC 110, SOC 105, SOC 120. All three of these begin with the SOC prefix.

Course Name​CreditsNotes
ANT 101 - Intro to Anthropology3​For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
ANT 105 - Cultural Anthropology3​For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
ANT 202 - Human Origins3​For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
ECN 120 - Principles of Macroeconomics3​For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
ECN 130 - Principles of Microeconomics3​For FCS & Social Sciences Endorsements*​
GEO 111 - Intro to Geography3​For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
HIS 112 - West Civ: Ancient to Early Mod4​Core Option** for Transfer to Drake, ISU, U of I, UNI, Upper Iowa​
HIS 113 - West Civ: Early Modern to Pres4​Core Option** for Transfer to ISU, U of I​
HIS 150 - U.S. History to 18774
Core Option** for Transfer to Drake, Grand View, ISU, Simpson, UNI
HIS 153 - US History since 1877
4​Core Option** for Transfer to Drake, Grand View, ISU, Simpson, UNI​
POL 111 - American National Government3​​Core Recommendation for all Ed majors**​
POL 121 - International Relations3​For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
POL 125 - Comparative Gov't and Politics3​For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology3​For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
PSY 121 - Developmental Psychology3​Core Recommendation for all Secondary Ed majors**; For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
PSY 241 - Abnormal Psychology3​For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
PSY 251 - Social Psychology3​For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
PSY 261 - Human Sexuality​3
For FCS, PE & Health Endorsements*​
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology3​Core Recommendation** at Drake, ISU, U of I, Upper Iowa; For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
SOC 115 - Social Problems
3​For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
SOC 120 Marriage & Family​​​3​Core Recommendation** at Simpson, U of I, Upper Iowa; For Social Sciences Endorsements*​

Math & Science: 9 Credits

For Math Classes, your ALEKS score may require a prerequisite math course (MAT 034, MAT 053, MAT 063, MAT 064 or MAT 073) before taking a class in the pathway.

Note: Students must have a science course with a lab.

Course Name​CreditsNotes
BIO 104 - Introductory Biology with lab3​
BIO 112 - General Biology I4​For Science & STEM Endorsements*​
BIO 113 - General Biology II4​For Science & STEM Endorsements*​
BIO 135 - Botany4​For Science Endorsements*​
BIO 156 - Human Biology with lab3​For PE, Health & Science Endorsements*​
BIO 164 - Essentials Anatomy & Physiology5​
BIO 168 - Anatomy & Physiology I4​For ISU Kinesiology (PE/Health/Coaching; both I & II required); For Science Endorsements*​
BIO 173 - Anatomy & Physiology II4​For ISU Kinesiology (PE/Health/Coaching; both I & II required); For Science Endorsements*​
BIO 186 - Microbiology4​For Science Endorsements*​
CHM 105 - Survey of Chemistry​
​3
For Science Endorsements*​
CHM 122 - Intro to General Chemistry4​For Science Endorsements*​
CHM 132 - Intro to Organic/Biochemistry4​For Science Endorsements*​
CHM 165 - General/Inorganic Chemistry I4​For Science & STEM Endorsements*​
CHM 175 - General/Inorganic Chemistry II4​For Science Endorsements*​
CHM 263 - Organic Chemistry I4​For Science Endorsements*​
CHM 273 - Organic Chemistry II4​For Science Endorsements*​
ENV 115 - Environmental Science3​For Science Endorsements*​
ENV 116 - Environmental Science lab1​
MAT 110 - Math for Liberal Arts3​For Secondary Ed majors** (not Math or Sci) or FCS Endorsement​
MAT 114 - Math for Elementary Educators I
3​
Core Recommendation for Elementary Ed majors**​
MAT 116 - Math for Elementary Educators II3​
Core Recommendation for Elementary Ed Majors majors**​
MAT 129 - Precalculus​5​For Middle Level Math Endorsements*​
MAT 141 - Finite Math4​For Secondary Ed majors** (Math/Sciences) or FCS Endorsements​
MAT 157 - Statistics4​For FCS & Math Endorsements*​
MAT 166 - Calculus for Busn/Social Sci4​For FCS & Math Endorsements*​
BUS 211 - Business Statistics4​For FCS & Business Endorsements*​
MAT 211 - Calculus I5​For Math & STEM Endorsements*​
MAT 217 - Calculus II5​For Math & STEM Endorsements*​
MAT 219 - Calculus III​4
For Math Endorsements*​
MAT 227 - Diff Equations with Laplace
4​For Math Endorsements*​
PHS 152 - Astronomy4​For Science Endorsements*​
PHS 166 - Meteorology, Weather & Climate4​For Science Endorsements*​
PHY 106 - Survey of Physics​​4​
PHY 160 - General Physics I5​For Science Endorsements*​
PHY 161 - General Physics II5​For Science Endorsements*​
PHY 213 - Classical Physics I6​For Science Endorsements*​
PHY 223 - Classical Physics II6​For Science Endorsements*​

​Humanities: 9 Credits

Course Name​CreditsNotes
ART 101 - Art Appreciation3​Core Recommendation** at Drake & Grand View​
DRA 101 - Introduction to Theatre3​Core Option** at ISU; For Speech/Theatre Endorsements*​
HIS 112 - West Civ: Ancient to Early Mod4​Core Option** for Drake, ISU, U of I, UNI, Upper Iowa​
HIS 113 - West Civ: Early Modern to Pres4​Core Option** for Transfer to ISU, U of I​
LIT 101 - Intro to Literature3​For English/LA Endorsements*​
LIT 110 - Amer Literature to Mid 1800s3​For English/LA Endorsements*​
LIT 111 - Amer Literature since Mid 1800s3​For English/LA Endorsements*​
LIT 142 - Major Brittish Writers3​For English/LA Endorsements*​
MUS 100 - Music Appreciation3​For FCS Endorsements*​
PHI 101 - Intro to Philosophy
3​Core Recommendation** for Drake, Grand View, ISU, and Upper Iowa​
PHI 105 - Intro to Ethics3​Core Option** for Grand View, ISU, and Upper Iowa; Core Recommendation** for Simpson and UNI; & FCS Endorsements​
PHI 110 - Intro to Logic3​Core Option** at ISU​
REL 101 - Survey of World Religions3​​Core Option** at Grand View, ISU, and Upper Iowa; Core Recommendation** for Simpson; & FCS Endorsement​

Diversity Courses

Course Name​CreditsNotes
HIS 112 - West Civ: Ancient to Early Mod4​Core Option** for Transfer to Drake, ISU, U of I, UNI, Upper Iowa​
HIS 113 - West Civ: Early Mod to Present4​Core Option** for Transfer to ISU, U of I​
HIS 153 - U.S. History since 18774​Core Option** for Transfer to Drake, Grand View, ISU, Simpson, UNI​
LIT 101 - Intro to Literature3​For English/LA Endorsements*​
LIT 111 - Amer Literature since Mid 1800s3​For English/LA Endorsements*​
POL 111 - American National Government3​Core Recommendation for all Ed majors**​
POL 121 - International Relations​​3
For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
POL 125 - Comparative Govt & Politics3​For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology3​Core Recommendation** at Drake, ISU, Simpson, U of I, Upper Iowa; Social Sciences Endorsements*​
SOC 115 - Social Problems
3
For Social Sciences Endorsements*​
SPC 126 - Interpersonal Communication​3​Core Option for all Ed majors**​

Distributed Requirements courses: 10 Credits

 You must take SDV 108, and complete 9 credits worth of any courses on this page that you haven't already taken.

Elective Courses: 18 Credits​

Any class that doesn't count toward the above requirements can be fulfilled as an elective. Also, if you have courses that are transferred in from other institutions including DMACC Career Advantage/Academy, that do not count toward a requirement, will be considered as an elective course.

"Requirement" is defined as a course that is required for the AA degree; "Recommendation" is defined as a course that is part of a list of option sof a certain endorsement or degree.

* These are course recommendations that can be taken at DMACC for transfer towards the endorsement. See our Endorsement Guide for specific endorsement courses. Also, be sure to check with the transfer receiving institution, as requirements regularly change.

** Core "Recommendations" indicates courses that are recommended for all of the indicated majors or transfer institutions;
and "Core Options" indicates courses that can be chosen based in the endorsement, major of transfer institution. Please check with transfer receiving institution, as requirements regularly change.