Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

Emphasis Area – Science

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Science you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

You may find support for this dynamic major through STEM initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) such as scholarship and grant opportunities.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for or transfer to your future major.

As a science major, it is important to take the two-semester sequences from the same institution.

For example, if you want to major in Biology, take General Biology I and II from Hawkeye to have the best transferability to the regent institutions.

Science Courses
BIO112 General Biology I -AND- 4
BIO113 General Biology II 4
CHM165 General Chemistry I -AND- 4
CHM175 General Chemistry II 4
PHY162 College Physics I -AND- 4
PHY172 College Physics II 4

Career Opportunities

There is a growing need for science majors in our state and nation. Below is a sample list of career opportunities for science majors.

  • Teacher
  • Medical Doctor
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Environmental
  • Engineering
  • Science Research

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Emily Oldfather
Grundy Hall 207
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Program Faculty

Cynthia Boyd
Grundy Hall 248
319-296-2329 ext.1487
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Kassandra Einfelt
Grundy Hall 253
319-296-2329 ext.1170
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Martie Heath-Sinclair
Grundy Hall 248
319-296-2329 ext.1584
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Randy Mercer
Grundy Hall 258
319-296-2329 ext.1356
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Irene Metz
Grundy Hall 253
319-296-2329 ext.1070
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Conor O’Malley
Grundy Hall 209
319-296-2329 ext.1738
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Michaela Rich
Grundy Hall 228
319-296-2329 ext.1372
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Student Services Advisors

Lisa Ciesielski
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1727
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Lacy Knipper
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1086
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Dean of Communications, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 224
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Dean of Math, Natural and Social Sciences

Cynthia Bottrell
Grundy Hall 207
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