Transfer Student Resources


There's never been a more exciting time to build a career in the environmental sciences!

In today's changing world, there are no limits to what motivated, experienced, educated individuals can accomplish. Your adventure begins in the Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) department.

NREM advocates for well-rounded highly educated environmental professionals. You'll learn how the world of natural resource management has evolved, and how constantly changing social, technological, political, legal and economic forces shape its future.

You can choose from two majors: Animal Ecology and Forestry, each with a variety of options. These options allow you to specialize in fisheries, urban forestry, interpretation, wood products, pre-veterinary or in a variety of other areas. You may also choose to minor in either Animal Ecology or Forestry.


University Transfer Resources

The university offers a variety of resources for students interested in transferring to Iowa State University.  You can find those on the Iowa State Admissions page.


Transfer Plans 

Transfer Plans list the courses offered at the community college and how each of those corresponds to courses offered at Iowa State University.  Regardless of how a course is listed on the transfer plans, it is important to keep in mind that the individual colleges or departments determine how each course will apply toward your degree program at Iowa State University.  Please not that equivalencies are date-specific and dependent on when the course was taken.

  • if there is a course that is directly equivalent to the community college course, the Iowa State department and course number is listed
  • if there is not a course that is directly equivalent to the community college course, the department name is still listed with either a 100- or 200- or a 1T** or 2T**.  This shows that it does transfer as either a freshman (100- or 1T**) or a sophomore (200- or 2T**) level course.  The student's major department at Iowa State will apply these credits to the student's degree as they see fit.
  • A "z" after MATH 100 indicates that the course will transfer to Iowa State, but will not be used toward graduation from Iowa State University
  • CAREER/TECH means that the course is part of a career/technical program.  A maximum of sixteen semester hours of career/technical credit can be transferred to Iowa State.
  • "NC" in the credit column indicates that the course does not transfer to Iowa State University.  in most cases the course is developmental in nature.


Animal Ecology Transfer Plan

Forestry Transfer Plan

Have Questions? Check the F.A.Q.

Have Questions? Check the F.A.Q.

Find a complete list of ISU transfer plans here



The NREM Student Services Center staff are here to help you, so please call, email, or stop by to see us if you have any questions!

124 Science Hall II
2310 Pammel Dr
Ames, Iowa, 50011-3221
Phone 515-294-6148, Fax 515-294-7874