Common Difficult Courses

Subjects

Academic Resources

Supplemental Instruction: Peer-led review sessions at the Academic Resource Center designed to reinforce lessons learned in lecture through problem-based learning

Student Organizations

University of Iowa Biological Interest Organization (UIBIO): Undergraduate student-led organization dedicated to the development of students in the biological sciences. Connects students to research opportunities, exam review sessions, career networking, and volunteering opportunities in the biology department.

Women in Science and Engineering: Support organization that seeks to expand and improve the educational opportunities of women in all fields of science.

Academic Resources

Supplemental Instruction: Peer-led review sessions at the Academic Resource Center designed to reinforce lessons learned in lecture through problem-based learning

Chemistry Center: Drop-in help for all chemistry courses. Help is provided by graduate students in Chemistry.

Veteran Resources

Chemistry Platoon: Free chemistry tutoring by Dr. Daly and Veterans and military-connected students for Veterans and military-connected students.

Student Organizations

Alpha Chi Sigma: Co-Ed chemistry fraternity; organizes social and academic enrichment events. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers: Advocacy organization for African-American chemists at the national and local level.

Undergraduate American Chemical Society: Professional organization that advocates for developing academic support for undergraduate chemistry students.

Women in Science and Engineering: Support organization that seeks to expand and improve the educational opportunities of women in all fields of science.

Electrochemical Society: Promotes awareness and advancement of electrochemical research and science.

Academic Resources

Find a private tutor through Tutor Iowa. 

The Department of Computer Science also houses a list of approved tutors. 

Student Organizations

Tippie Technology and Innovation Association: Organization that promotes the professional development of computer science and business analytics students through company speakers, professional trips, and case competitions.

Women in Computing Sciences: Group dedicated to encouraging women to pursue technical fields and enable networking, professional development, and community outreach.

Association for Computing Machinery: Provides social and networking opportunities for students interested in computing sciences.

Students in Technology and Sciences: SiTS is an organization of students, professors, and professionals dedicated to fostering interest in technical fields and the development of crucial skills not taught in the classroom. Professionally focused to develop certifications for members that can aid in career and educational advancement.

Academic Resources

Engineering Tutorial Center: Offers free tutoring for students in the College of Engineering who are taking courses that are part of the first four semesters of the engineering curriculum.

Engineering Peer Advisors: Peer advisors work with the engineering student success team to advise students on how to succeed as an engineering student at the University of Iowa.

Hanson Center for Technical Communication: Provides professional advising on writing, presentation, and communication skills through one-on-one meetings and tutoring.

Student Organizations

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers: The purpose of IISE is to provide leadership in developing industrial and systems engineering; in representing the industrial and systems engineering profession; and in enhancing the capabilities of those who are involved in the application, education, training, research or development of industrial engineering.

Society of Automotive Engineers Baja Team: Iowa Baja participates in four annual official SAE competitions. Members design, fabricate, and race an off-road vehicle.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers: Professional enhancement organization that organizes student opportunities, volunteer activities, and networking.

Engineering Student Council: Representative organization that acts as a liaison between the undergraduate student body and Dean’s Office.

Society of Women Engineers: Networking organization for women in engineering.

Women in Science and Engineering: Support organization that seeks to expand and improve the educational opportunities of women in all fields of science.

American Society of Civil Engineers: Organization that sponsors engineering design competitions to provide real-world experience to student civil engineers.

Female Alliance of Civil Engineers: The goal of this group is to empower and unify women pursuing a degree in civil engineering, by creating a safe place for women to study, network, and talk about the experiences and challenges faced in this field.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Seeks to expand the student experience through technical projects, research opportunities, professional development, peer mentoring, and community outreach events.

National Society of Black Engineers: Supports black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

Biomedical Engineering Student Society: Seeks to expand the experience of biomedical engineering students at the University of Iowa by providing them with increased opportunities for professional development, social events, community outreach activities, and representation in addressing the Department's curriculum and resources.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Student Branch: An organization meant to enhance the learning experience of electrical engineering students by presenting them with real world engineering problems and solutions.

Theta Tau- Professional Engineering Fraternity: Organization dedicated to the personal and professional advancement of its members. All engineering majors are permitted to join.

Academic Resources

Supplemental Instruction: Peer-led review sessions at the Academic Resource Center designed to reinforce lessons learned in lecture through problem-based learning

Math Tutorial Lab: Provides one-on-one help to all students enrolled in math related courses.

Veteran Resources

Math Platoon: Free mathematics tutoring for Veterans and military-connected students provided by Math Professor, Dr. Colleen Mitchell and math graduate students.

Student Organizations

UI Math Club:  Undergraduate club to promote the appreciation and enjoyment of math in a casual atmosphere. Organizes participation in international and regional conferences.

Math Graduate Board: Graduate student organization that provides a forum for departmental discourse and to enrich the mathematics experience of students.

Academic Resources

Supplemental Instruction: Peer-led review sessions at the Academic Resource Center designed to reinforce lessons learned in lecture through problem-based learning

Frank Business Communication Center: Peer advisors and professional mentors help students with their writing, design, and speaking skills.

Math Tutorial Lab: Provides one-on-one help to all students enrolled in math related courses.

Tippie Learning Coaches: Tutoring from professional tutors in select introductory business courses.

Student Organizations

Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity: Co-ed professional business fraternity that strives to develop well-trained, ethical, skilled, resourceful, and principled business leaders.

Greater China Business Association: Academic student organization aimed to bridge the gap between Chinese students and domestic students. Provides career goal advising, networking opportunities, and cross-cultural social opportunities.

Business Leaders in Christ: Christian based student organization that provides bible study and business opportunities.

Reaching OUT in Business: Student-led organization focusing on creating a community of LGBTQ members and allies in business. Focuses on developing diversity initiatives, fostering a positive environment, and providing professional development.

Multicultural Business Student Association: Promotes diversity through educational events, networking sessions, and career opportunities.

Women in Business: Encourages professional development by promoting leadership, fostering relationships and inspiring young women to reach their full potential.

Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity: Organization encourages business scholarship and social activity at universities. Seeks to promote a closer affiliation between the commercial world and students.

Tippie Technology and Innovation Association: Data science focused organization for computer science and data science business students. Seeks to provide professional development, professional trips, and case competitions.