DRAKE UNIVERSITY


TRANSFER PATHWAYS GUIDE: BIOCHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, AND KINESIOLOGY
Drake offers several majors in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biology; Chemistry; and Kinesiology. There is much common coursework, including biology, chemistry, calculus, physics, and statistics. Many of these majors prepare students for professional health school following a bachelor's degree. All of these programs require additional coursework at Drake. Find additional information from the College of Arts & Sciences.


Students are not required to take any or all of these courses in order to transfer to Drake but may use this as a guide to take applicable coursework for these degree programs.


Using Drake's Transfer Pathways Guides
Many courses from DMACC transfer to Drake; check TES for additional transfer course details. The courses listed here are required in the following majors and can be completed either before or after transfer to Drake. Students are encouraged to work with their DMACC advisor to develop a plan that utilizes as many of these courses as possible to satisfy core and elective requirements for their degree program.

General Education Articulation Agreement
Drake honors Associate of Arts (AA degrees) and Associate of Sciences (AS degrees) from the state of Iowa community college system, including Des Moines Area Community College, to complete Drake's general education curriculum (known as the Areas of Inquiry). Students must complete 60 transferable credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA to qualify.

Reverse transfer to complete the AA or AS with one or two Drake courses is also possible. If you have questions, please discuss this possibility with a Drake Admission Counselor or a DMACC advisor.

Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
Drake offers both a BA and BS in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB). The BA requires calculus or statistics. The BS requires physics and calculus.


Students must complete 8 credits of introductory biology with labs. See below for transferrable options (equivalents of BIO 012, 013, 018, and 019 are accepted). BIO 112 (BIO 012+012L) and BIO 113 (BIO 013+013L) are recommended.

 DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGEDRAKE UNIVERSITYNote?BeginEnd
BIO 112 GENERAL BIOLOGY I (4)
BIO 012 GENERAL/PRE-PROFESSIONAL BIO I (3.000)
BIO 012L GEN/PRE-PROF BIO I LAB (1.000)
08/25/2008 
BIO 113 GENERAL BIOLOGY II (4)
BIO 013 GEN/PRE-PROFESSIONAL BIO II (3.000)
BIO 013L GEN/PRE-PRO BIOLOGY II LAB (1.000)
08/25/2014 
BIO 135 INTRODUCTION TO BOTANY (4)
BIO 019 INTRODUCTION TO BOTANY (3.000)
BIO 019L BOTANY LAB (1.000)
08/22/2011 
BIO 146 GENETICS (3)
BIO 105 INTRO TO GENETICS (3.000)
10/19/2018 
BIO 168 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I (4)
BIO 173 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II (4)
BIO 0-- BIO LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
BIO 0--L BIO LOWER DIVISION LAB (1-6)
BIO 018 INTRO ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY (3.000)
BIO 018L ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY LAB (1.000)
05/18/2015 
BIO 250 CELL & MOLEC BIO-NUCLEIC ACIDS (5)
BIO 251 CELL & MOLECULAR BIO-PROTEINS (5)
BIO 0 BIO LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
BIO 186 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3.000)
10/19/2018 
CHM 165 GENERAL/ INORG CHEMISTRY I (4)
CHEM 001 GEN CHEMISTRY I (3.000)
CHEM 003 GENERAL CHEM LAB I (1.000)
08/28/2006 
CHM 175 GENERAL/ INORG CHEMISTRY II (4)
CHEM 002 GEN CHEMISTRY II (3.000)
CHEM 004 GENERAL CHEM LAB II (1.000)
08/28/2006 
CHM 263 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (5)
CHEM 0 CHEM LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
CHEM 097 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3.000)
CHEM 098 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I (1.000)
05/16/2011 
CHM 273 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (5)
CHEM 1 CHEM UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
CHEM 108 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (3.000)
CHEM 110 ORGANIC CHEM LAB II (1.000)
01/26/2015 
MAT 157 STATISTICS (4)
STAT 071 STATISTICS I (3.000)
01/18/2018 
MAT 211 CALCULUS I (5)
MATH 0 MATH-LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 050 CALCULUS I (3.000)
09/21/2020 
PHY 160 GENERAL PHYSICS I (5)
PHY 0 PHY LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
PHY 011 GENERAL PHYSICS I
08/27/2007 
PHY 161 GENERAL PHYSICS II (5)
PHY 0 PHY LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
PHY 012 GENERAL PHYSICS II (0.000 TO 4.000)
08/27/2012 
Biology
Drake offers both BA and BS Biology majors; they are nearly identical, except that the BS requires coursework in research. A maximum of 16 Biology transfer credits can apply to the degree. Drake recommends completing the equivalents of BIO 12/12L and 13/13L prior to transfer, plus one to two elective courses from the biology options listed below.

Coursework in chemistry, physics, and math (precalculus or higher) is also required for the Biology major. Students must complete one advanced quantitative class: Calculus 1, Computer Science 1, or a Biology Statistics course; either Calculus 1 or Computer Science 1 can be completed at DMACC if desired.
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BIO 112 GENERAL BIOLOGY I (4)
BIO 012 GENERAL/PRE-PROFESSIONAL BIO I (3.000)
BIO 012L GEN/PRE-PROF BIO I LAB (1.000)
08/25/2008 
BIO 113 GENERAL BIOLOGY II (4)
BIO 013 GEN/PRE-PROFESSIONAL BIO II (3.000)
BIO 013L GEN/PRE-PRO BIOLOGY II LAB (1.000)
08/25/2014 
BIO 135 INTRODUCTION TO BOTANY (4)
BIO 019 INTRODUCTION TO BOTANY (3.000)
BIO 019L BOTANY LAB (1.000)
08/22/2011 
BIO 145 ECOLOGY OF IOWA (3)
BIO 0-- BIO LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
BIO 110 IOWA NATURAL HISTORY (1.000)
05/16/2011 
BIO 146 GENETICS (3)
BIO 105 INTRO TO GENETICS (3.000)
10/19/2018 
BIO 168 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I (4)
BIO 173 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II (4)
BIO 0-- BIO LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
BIO 0--L BIO LOWER DIVISION LAB (1-6)
BIO 018 INTRO ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY (3.000)
BIO 018L ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY LAB (1.000)
05/18/2015 
BIO 186 MICROBIOLOGY (4)
BIO 103 MICROBIOLOGY (3.000)
BIO 103L MICROBIOLOGY LAB (2.000)
10/19/2018 
BIO 250 CELL & MOLEC BIO-NUCLEIC ACIDS (5)
BIO 251 CELL & MOLECULAR BIO-PROTEINS (5)
BIO 0 BIO LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
BIO 186 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3.000)
10/19/2018 
CHM 165 GENERAL/ INORG CHEMISTRY I (4)
CHEM 001 GEN CHEMISTRY I (3.000)
CHEM 003 GENERAL CHEM LAB I (1.000)
08/28/2006 
CHM 175 GENERAL/ INORG CHEMISTRY II (4)
CHEM 002 GEN CHEMISTRY II (3.000)
CHEM 004 GENERAL CHEM LAB II (1.000)
08/28/2006 
CHM 263 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (5)
CHEM 0 CHEM LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
CHEM 097 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3.000)
CHEM 098 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I (1.000)
05/16/2011 
CHM 273 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (5)
CHEM 1 CHEM UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
CHEM 108 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (3.000)
CHEM 110 ORGANIC CHEM LAB II (1.000)
01/26/2015 
CIS 171 JAVA (3)
CS 065 INTRO TO CS I (3.000)
08/31/2015 
MAT 129 PRECALCULUS (5)
MATH 0 MATH-LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 020 PRECALCULUS: ALGEBRA & TRIG (0.000 TO 4.000)
06/13/2018 
MAT 211 CALCULUS I (5)
MATH 0 MATH-LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 050 CALCULUS I (3.000)
09/21/2020 
PHY 160 GENERAL PHYSICS I (5)
PHY 0 PHY LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
PHY 011 GENERAL PHYSICS I
08/27/2007 
PHY 161 GENERAL PHYSICS II (5)
PHY 0 PHY LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
PHY 012 GENERAL PHYSICS II (0.000 TO 4.000)
08/27/2012 
Chemistry
Drake offers both BA and BS degrees in Chemistry. The BA requires one semester each of calculus and physics; the BS requires additional calculus (Calculus 2) and physics coursework (Physics 2).
 DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGEDRAKE UNIVERSITYNote?BeginEnd
CHM 165 GENERAL/ INORG CHEMISTRY I (4)
CHEM 001 GEN CHEMISTRY I (3.000)
CHEM 003 GENERAL CHEM LAB I (1.000)
08/28/2006 
CHM 175 GENERAL/ INORG CHEMISTRY II (4)
CHEM 002 GEN CHEMISTRY II (3.000)
CHEM 004 GENERAL CHEM LAB II (1.000)
08/28/2006 
CHM 263 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (5)
CHEM 0 CHEM LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
CHEM 097 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3.000)
CHEM 098 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I (1.000)
05/16/2011 
CHM 273 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (5)
CHEM 1 CHEM UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
CHEM 108 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (3.000)
CHEM 110 ORGANIC CHEM LAB II (1.000)
01/26/2015 
MAT 211 CALCULUS I (5)
MATH 0 MATH-LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 050 CALCULUS I (3.000)
09/21/2020 
MAT 217 CALCULUS II (5)
MATH 0 MATH-LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 070 CALCULUS II (3.000)
09/21/2020 
PHY 160 GENERAL PHYSICS I (5)
PHY 0 PHY LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
PHY 011 GENERAL PHYSICS I
08/27/2007 
PHY 161 GENERAL PHYSICS II (5)
PHY 0 PHY LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
PHY 012 GENERAL PHYSICS II (0.000 TO 4.000)
08/27/2012 
Kinesiology
Drakeā€™s pre-professional Kinesiology major offers an intensive focus in anatomy and physiology, with courses sequenced and proactively planned for physical therapy school, medical school, graduate school in kinesiology/exercise science, or careers in community wellness. While not required for the major, students planning on professional school in health careers should consider taking coursework in psychology, sociology, organic chemistry, composition, and statistics.
 DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGEDRAKE UNIVERSITYNote?BeginEnd
BIO 112 GENERAL BIOLOGY I (4)
BIO 012 GENERAL/PRE-PROFESSIONAL BIO I (3.000)
BIO 012L GEN/PRE-PROF BIO I LAB (1.000)
08/25/2008 
BIO 113 GENERAL BIOLOGY II (4)
BIO 013 GEN/PRE-PROFESSIONAL BIO II (3.000)
BIO 013L GEN/PRE-PRO BIOLOGY II LAB (1.000)
08/25/2014 
CHM 165 GENERAL/ INORG CHEMISTRY I (4)
CHEM 001 GEN CHEMISTRY I (3.000)
CHEM 003 GENERAL CHEM LAB I (1.000)
08/28/2006 
CHM 175 GENERAL/ INORG CHEMISTRY II (4)
CHEM 002 GEN CHEMISTRY II (3.000)
CHEM 004 GENERAL CHEM LAB II (1.000)
08/28/2006 
MAT 211 CALCULUS I (5)
MATH 0 MATH-LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 050 CALCULUS I (3.000)
09/21/2020 
PHY 160 GENERAL PHYSICS I (5)
PHY 0 PHY LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
PHY 011 GENERAL PHYSICS I
08/27/2007 
Drake's Transfer Policies
Work with a Drake University Admission Counselor to find out exactly how your credits will transfer, keeping the following in mind:

  • Students can transfer a maximum of 66 credit hours from DMACC or other community colleges. A Drake bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 124 credits.
  • A grade of C- or higher is required for all transfer coursework.
  • A minimum of 40 upper level (100-199) credits is required for Drake bachelor's degrees.
  • The last 30 credit hours must be completed at Drake University.
  • Admitted students with an A.A. or A.S. degree from an Iowa community college who have at least 60 semester credits acceptable for transfer and a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average will enter Drake University having fulfilled the Areas of Inquiry requirements.
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