Advance Your Career and the Human Experience

We’re so glad you’re here! Continuing your academic journey in the College of Human Sciences opens a world of possibilities. We’re focused on giving you hands-on learning opportunities in and out of the classroom where you’ll gain experience to support your future career. Join students like you who are focused on taking the next step in their academic journey at Iowa State.

If you have enrolled in any college-level coursework since graduating from high school, you are considered a transfer student.

Transfer to Iowa State’s College of Human Sciences

We have transfer plans with many community colleges that can help you select courses at community college that will transfer to Iowa State. If you’re wondering how specific courses may transfer, explore the information related to specific credits.

We also have a system called TRANSIT where you can enter coursework you’ve taking at a community college or university. You’ll then get a report that outlines how your courses transfer to Iowa State and a preliminary degree audit that shows you how courses you’ve take so far would apply to a specific ISU degree program.

Join a Learning Community

Learning communities are one of the best ways to connect with other students in your major! In the College of Human Sciences, we have four learning communities transfer students might be interested in.

  • AESHM Transitions: Designed for students transferring in to Apparel, Merchandising and Design; Event Management; or Hospitality Management, the AESHM Transitions learning community will connect you with peers and faculty in the program. You’ll also have opportunities to develop as a leader and engage in experiences outside the classroom.
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition: Open to both first-year and new transfer students, the FS HN learning community is open to students majoring in culinary food science, dietetics, food science and pre-diet and exercise. You can expect opportunities both in and out of the classroom that connect you with mentors and faculty as well as opportunities for field trips, service learning and career exploration.
  • Human Development and Family Studies: All students enrolled in Human Development and Family Studies, Early Childhood Education, Family Consumer Science Education and Studies and Financial Counseling and Planning are automatically part of the HDFS Learning Community! You’ll be able to connect with other HDFS students as well as interact with your peers and faculty outside of class.
  • Kinesiology Transfer / Change of Major: Designed for entering transfer students and students who have recently changed their major are automatically enrolled in the Kinesiology Transfer / Change of Major learning community with the goal of making a successful academic and social transition to Iowa State and to the academic program. The learning community is affiliated with the orientation course, KIN 253. You’ll have opportunities for career exploration, transfer credit evaluation and build an academic plan. Upperclass mentors are integrated in to the class to give you support and guidance as you transition to Iowa State and the Department of Kinesiology.

Connect with us and become a Cyclone!

If you have questions about majors in the College of Human Sciences, contact an academic advisor using the directory below. When you’re ready, take the next step in your journey by becoming part of the Human Sciences family – we can’t wait to be part of your journey!