Southeastern Community College (SCC) of West Burlington, IA, 52655, and Iowa Wesleyan University (IW) of Mount Pleasant, IA, 52641, believe that cooperative programs benefit the community, employers, and students in their regions. It allows smooth transitions for students transferring between institutions and maximizes the allowable transfer of credit.

This agreement defines the procedures for a 2 Plus 2 Transfer Articulation Agreement between Southeastern Community College and Iowa Wesleyan University. This agreement focuses on students completing their Associate’s Degree through attendance at Southeastern Community College. At Iowa Wesleyan University students will complete their Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Human Services, Business, or Biology.

An Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree from SCC will fulfill all IW university-wide Wesleyan Studies course requirements excepting the Global Awareness course requirement, the Service Learning requirement, the Writing Intensive requirement, 30 credits of 300 level or higher IW course work, and internship. A maximum of 90 semester hours will be conferred upon the student.

Course Equivalency Guide between Iowa Wesleyan University and Southeastern Community College

Associate of Arts degree from SCC

SCC CourseSemester Hrs.SCC AA RequirementTransfer School Equivalency
ENG 105 – Composition I

ENG 106 – Composition II

SPC 112 – Speech

9CommunicationsENG 109

ENG 110

COMM 147

Student can pick any class from the required list3Cultural Awareness
ART 101: Art Appreciation or MUS 100: Music Appreciation

HIS 151: US History to 1877 or HIS 152: US History Since 1877

ART 133: Drawing

PHI 101: Introduction to Phil or PHI 105: Intro to Ethics

12HumanitiesART 203 or MUS 225

HIST 125 or HIST 126

ART 219

PHIL 201 or PHIL 215

PSY 111: Intro to Psychology or PSY 121: Dev. Psychology

SOC 110: Intro to Sociology

PSY 241: Abnormal Psychology

SOC 230: Juvenile Delinquency

SOC 240: Criminology

SOC 115: Social Problems

POL 111: American National Gov. or POL 112 – American State and Local Government

12Social SciencePSYC 131 or PSYC 251

SOC 100

PSY 361

CJ/SOC 308

CJ 307

SOC 243


Must have a lab Sciences7See Course Equivalents
MAT 156: Statistics3MathMATH 171
CRJ 100: Intro Criminal Justice

CRJ 120: Intro to Corrections

CRJ 130: Criminal Law

CRJ 132: Constitutional Law

CRJ 141: Criminal Investigations

14ElectiveCJ 231

CJ 316

CJ 260



Associate of Science degree from SCC

An Associate of Applied Science Degree from SCC will confer up to a maximum of 60 semester hours (Junior Status) upon a student, and credits from it may satisfy IW’s general education requirements on a per-course transcript analysis. The recommended curriculum based on SCC’s Criminal Justice program is listed below:

SemesterSCC Course #SCC Course NameHoursIW Course #IW Course NameHours
Semester 1CRJ 100Introduction to Criminal Justice3CJ 231Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 101Ethics in Criminal Justice3Elective3
ENG 105Composition I3ENG 109College Writing3
CRJ 120Introduction to Corrections3CJ 316Introduction to Corrections3
MAT 110Math for Liberal Arts3Elective3
Semester 2CRJ 111Police and Society3Elective3
CRJ 130Criminal Law3CJ 260Criminal Law and Individual Rights3
ENG 106Composition II3ENG 110College Research3
PSY 111Introduction to Psychology3PSYC 131Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 240Criminology3CJ 307Criminology3
Semester 3CRJ 109Theories of Interviewing3Elective3
CRJ 132Constitutional Law3Elective3
CRJ 141Criminal Investigation3Elective3
HUM 114Multicultural Perspectives3Elective
PSY 241Abnormal Psychology3PSYC 361Abnormal Psychology3
SOC 320Juvenile Delinquency3CJ 308Juvenile Delinquency
Semester 4CRJ 301Introduction to Homeland Security3Elective3
SPC 112Public Speaking1COMM 147Introduction to Public Speaking1
CRJ 222 OR CRJ 932Correctional Treatment Methods or Internship3Elective3
POL 111 or POL 112American National Government or American State and Local Government3GOV 105 or GOV 110American Government or State and Local Government3
BIO 105 or ENV 111 or SCI 123Introductory Biology or Environmental Science or Forensic Science4Elective or Environmental Health or Elective4

Among any additional elective courses competed at SCC, the following courses are recommended by Iowa Wesleyan University to ensure as efficient transfer as possible:

SCC Course #SCC Course NameHoursIW Course #IW Course NameHours
ART 101Art Appreciation3Art 203Art Appreciation3
ENG 221Creative Writing3ENG 247Imaginative Writing3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
MAT 156Statistics3MATH 171Statistics4

See Iowa Wesleyan Catalog for Admission to Criminal Justice Program.

Please contact the or 319 385 6391 for more information.

  1. The SCC graduate will be admitted with junior status if transferring 56-87 credits, or senior status if transferring in 88-90 credits.
  2. A maximum of 90 semester credit hours may be transferred from SCC toward the total 120 credits to graduate at IW.
  3. Students transferring with an Associate’s degree must complete IW courses, SL courses, 30 credits of upper division courses, and the Global Awareness course at IW.
  4. An Associate of Applied Science Degree from SCC will confer up to a maximum of 90 semester hours upon a student, and credits from it may satisfy IW’s general education requirements on a per-course transcript analysis.
  5. Admission to Iowa Wesleyan University requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4-point scale) from all previous college work including all major and general education courses, and be in good standing from the previous institution attended.
  6. Students must complete the recommended courses as defined on the course plan in order to avoid additional general education requirements. See course plan for courses identified as general education courses.
  7. Students must earn a letter grade of C- or above in all required writing intensive courses and letter grade of C- or above in all major and major support courses.
  8. Students must submit all prior college or university transcripts.
  9. There are online and face to face student requirements. Please note the course differences within the articulation.