Listed below are some general major areas for transfer.  If you are considering a field in one of these areas, click to see what four-year schools have specific transfer plans in place.  This way you'll know what classes to take at SWCC before transferring to one of our articulated four-year schools.

Field College Name  Majors


Iowa State University

Ag business, Agriculture and biosystems engineering, agricultural education and studies, agronomy, animal ecology, animal science, biology, dietetics, food science, forestry, genetics, horticulture, nutritional science
  Northwest Missouri State University Bachelor of science, bachelor of technology
  Graceland University Ag business
  Iowa State University Core for a business major 
  University of Iowa Accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, marketing
  Northwest Missouri State University Business management
  Graceland University Accounting, business administration
  Buena Vista University Accountingfinance, health services leadership, management, marketing, organizational leadership, public administration

Business & public administration


Accounting, business administration, contemporary business communications, sports and event management

  Kaplan University Bachelor of science in business - SWCC associate of science in business administration (AS),
Bachelor of science in business - management of information systems - SWCC associate of applied science in MIS (AAS)
Bachelor of science in business - accounting - SWCC associate of science in accounting (AS)
Bachelor of science in information technology - network administration - SWCC associate of applied science in business systems networking
Bachelor of science in information technology - multimedia and animation - SWCC associate of applied science in Web design and development

Secondary education majors - Contact the Office of Admissions at the school of your choice to find out program requirements and then use the course equivalency guides to determine the appropriate Southwestern courses.

  University of Northern Iowa Elementary education
  Northwest Missouri State University Art Education, Elementary education
  Graceland University Elementary education
  Buena Vista University Business education, elementary education
  Drake University Education (refer to page eight)
  Iowa State University Core for most engineering majors 
  University of Iowa Core for most engineering majors
 Liberal Arts    
  Central College Criminal justice
  Central Missouri Criminal justice
  Iowa State University Biology, psychology

University of Iowa


American Studies, anthropology, economics, English, geoscience, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology
Bachelor of applied studies
Bachelor of liberal studies

  University of Northern Iowa Liberal arts core
  Northwest Missouri State University  General education requirements
  Buena Vista University Criminal justice, human services, psychology
  Simpson College Cornerstone requirements
  Drake University Drake curriculum, college of liberal arts and sciences
  Graceland University Criminal justice, studio art, visual communications 
  William Penn University Sociology with criminology emphasis
  Clarkson College RN to BSN
  Graceland University RN to BSN
  Grand View University RN to BSN
  Iowa Wesleyan RN to BSN
  Kaplan University RN to BSN
  Mercy College of Health Sciences RN to BSN
  Nebraska Wesleyan University RN to BSN
  University of Iowa RN to BSN
  William Penn RN to BSN

Agriculture - Example degrees: animal science, agronomy, ag-business, ag-education, ag-economics, environmental studies, horticulture, and forestry

Business - Example degrees: accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing 

Education - Example degrees: elementary education, and athletic training

Engineering - Example degrees: biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical & computer, environmental, industrial, mechanical, and aerospace

Liberal Arts - Example degrees: art, anthropology, biology, chemistry, computer science, English, foreign language, geography, history, human services, journalism, mass communications, literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics & astronomy, political science, psychology, and sociology