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Iowa State University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Ames, IA

Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Business Technology
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Public Services, Other
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
  • Army JROTC/ROTC
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Statistics
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Care and Support Services Management
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare
  • Dairy Science
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • Genetics, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Technical and Scientific Communication
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Business/marketing, Agriculture
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,581
Part-Time Faculty
311
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
78%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,404,865
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
2557
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of City and Regional Planning, Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Architectural Studies

Master's Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physics
  • Architecture
  • Astrophysics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Construction Engineering
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Development
  • Immunology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Meteorology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Rural Sociology
  • Social Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • Systems Engineering
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Construction Engineering
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Development
  • Immunology
  • Meteorology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Rural Sociology
  • Social Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Vocational and Technical Education

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