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TRANSFER PATHWAYS GUIDE: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, COMPUTER SCIENCE, DATA, MATH, AND QUANTITATIVE ECON
All of these programs are housed in the College of Arts & Sciences. There are many courses in common across these majors. View Drake's catalog for more details on each of these programs.


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.

Artificial Intelligence
The Artificial Intelligence major requires Statistics I, Computer Science I and Computer Science II. Students can take either Intro to Psychology (available at DMACC) or Intro to Neuroscience after transferring to Drake.
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CIS 152 DATA STRUCTURES (3) CS 066 INTRO TO CS II (3.000) 05/16/2011 
CIS 171 JAVA (3) CS 065 INTRO TO CS I (3.000) 08/31/2015 
MAT 157 STATISTICS (4) STAT 071 STATISTICS I (3.000) 01/18/2018 
PSY 111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (3) PSY 001 INTRO PSYCHOLOGY (0.000 TO 4.000) 11/10/2017 
Computer Science
Drake offers both a BA and BS in Computer Science. The core Computer Science coursework is the same. Students who desire a more scientific emphasis will complete additional math and science coursework for the BS.

Two possible combinations of courses will transfer as IS 145. Students seeking to earn that transfer credit should take one set of those courses, either in CIS or WDV, as listed, rather than mixing and matching.
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CIS 152 DATA STRUCTURES (3) CS 066 INTRO TO CS II (3.000) 05/16/2011 
CIS 171 JAVA (3) CS 065 INTRO TO CS I (3.000) 08/31/2015 
CIS 204 INTRO TO WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT (3)
CIS 215 SERVER-SIDE WEB PROGRAMMING (3)
CIS 240 E-COMMERCE WEBSITE II (3)
IS 0 IS LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
IS 145 WEBSITE TECHNOLOGY (3.000)
10/19/2018 
CIS 332 DATABASE AND SQL (3) IS 160 DATABASE MANAGEMENT (3.000) 10/19/2018 
MAT 211 CALCULUS I (5) MATH 0 MATH-LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 050 CALCULUS I (3.000)
09/21/2020 
WDV 101 INTRO HTML AND CSS (3)
WDV 221 INTRO JAVASCRIPT (3)
IS 1 IS UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
IS 145 WEBSITE TECHNOLOGY (3.000)
06/10/2021 
Data Analytics Required Courses
Although Statistics 1 is not a required course in the Data Analytics major, it is recommended that DMACC students take it, because it serves as a pre-requisite for many courses in the major. The other courses listed are required for both the BS and BSBA majors in Data Analytics.
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CIS 152 DATA STRUCTURES (3) CS 066 INTRO TO CS II (3.000) 05/16/2011 
CIS 171 JAVA (3) CS 065 INTRO TO CS I (3.000) 08/31/2015 
CIS 332 DATABASE AND SQL (3) IS 160 DATABASE MANAGEMENT (3.000) 10/19/2018 
CSC 116 INFORMATION COMPUTING (3) IS 044 MCRSFT OFFC TLS FOR BUS ANLYSS (2.000 OR 3.000) 09/18/2020 
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 
MAT 217 CALCULUS II (5) MATH 0 MATH-LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 070 CALCULUS II (3.000)
09/21/2020 
Data Analytics Electives (BS)
Two electives are required for Data Analytics. DMACC transfer students may fulfill those electives with two of the following, or choose from additional Drake electives.
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MAT 148 LINEAR ALGEBRA W/APPLICATIONS (4) MATH 080 LINEAR ALGEBRA (3.000) 08/27/2012 
MAT 219 CALCULUS III (4) MATH 1 MATH-UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 100 CALCULUS III (3.000)
09/21/2020 
MAT 227 DIFF EQUATIONS WITH LAPLACE (4) MATH 1 MATH-UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 120 APPLIED DIFF EQUATIONS I (3.000)
08/31/2015 
Mathematics
Drake offers both a BA and BS in Mathematics. The BS has more of a scientific emphasis. Both majors require the same number of credits (42).
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGEDRAKE UNIVERSITYNote?BeginEnd
CIS 171 JAVA (3) CS 065 INTRO TO CS I (3.000) 08/31/2015 
MAT 148 LINEAR ALGEBRA W/APPLICATIONS (4) MATH 080 LINEAR ALGEBRA (3.000) 08/27/2012 
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 
MAT 219 CALCULUS III (4) MATH 1 MATH-UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 100 CALCULUS III (3.000)
09/21/2020 
MAT 227 DIFF EQUATIONS WITH LAPLACE (4) MATH 1 MATH-UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 120 APPLIED DIFF EQUATIONS I (3.000)
08/31/2015 
Mathematics Education
The focus of the program is to provide the necessary mathematics content and methods for students to become mathematics teachers at the middle school to high school level. In addition to receiving this degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, students also must complete the secondary education major in the School of Education .
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CIS 171 JAVA (3) CS 065 INTRO TO CS I (3.000) 08/31/2015 
EDU 210 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (3)
EDU 218 INITIAL FIELD EXPERIENCE (2)
EDUC 1 EDUC UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
EDUC 103 FOUNDATIONS IN EDUCATION (3.000)
10/15/2019 
EDU 213 INTRO TO EDUCATION (3) EDUC 103 FOUNDATIONS IN EDUCATION (3.000) 01/27/2014 
EDU 245 EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER (3) SPED 120 INTRO TO SPECIAL EDUCATION (3.000) 08/28/2006 
MAT 148 LINEAR ALGEBRA W/APPLICATIONS (4) MATH 080 LINEAR ALGEBRA (3.000) 08/27/2012 
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 
MAT 217 CALCULUS II (5) MATH 0 MATH-LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 070 CALCULUS II (3.000)
09/21/2020 
PSY 281 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3) EDUC 108 STUDENT DEVELPMT & LRNG THEORY (3.000) 08/31/2015 
Quantitative Economics (BA)
Quantitative Economics offers integrated study in mathematics, statistics, and economics. The program is designed to prepare students for graduate study in economics (M.A. or Ph.D. programs) or business (Ph.D. programs or quantitatively oriented M.B.A. programs). The program also prepares students for research-oriented jobs in government, business, or consulting. The BA in Quantitative Economics is awarded in the College of Arts & Sciences; it does not require the business core curriculum, unlike the BSBA.
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ECN 120 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (3) ECON 010 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (3.000) 08/31/2015 
ECN 130 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (3) ECON 002 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (3.000) 08/28/2006 
MAT 148 LINEAR ALGEBRA W/APPLICATIONS (4) MATH 080 LINEAR ALGEBRA (3.000) 08/27/2012 
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 
MAT 219 CALCULUS III (4) MATH 1 MATH-UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 100 CALCULUS III (3.000)
09/21/2020 
MAT 227 DIFF EQUATIONS WITH LAPLACE (4) MATH 1 MATH-UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 120 APPLIED DIFF EQUATIONS I (3.000)
08/31/2015 
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 120 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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