Liberal Arts Associate of Arts (AA) Degree Requirements

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

Flexible Scheduling

You can complete the Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts entirely online, in the evening, during the day, or with a combination of online, evening, and daytime courses.

You can also arrange your schedule with courses with varying start dates and course lengths so you can focus on fewer classes at one time while completing the same number of credits per semester.

The courses listed below are marked to show you at a glance some of the different formats the course may be offered, however, course offerings change semester by semester. Search My Hawkeye for specific course offerings.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Work with an academic and transfer advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and review your progress. Contact the admissions office at the college to which you plan to transfer during your first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements

2018–2019 Suggested Sequence of Study

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General education course.
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.
Course meets 100% online.
Course meets face-to-face after 5:00pm.
Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times.

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I. Natural Science and Mathematics 10 credits (minimum)
Requires one course each from A, B, and C, including one 4-hour science laboratory course. Total of 7 hours from A and B.
A. Biological Sciences 3–4 credits (minimum)
BIO-105 Introductory Biology Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $711.00
BIO-112 General Biology I 4 General education course $711.00
BIO-113 General Biology II 4 General education course $711.00
BIO-154 Human Biology Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
BIO-163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $711.00
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $711.00
BIO-186 Microbiology Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $711.00
CNS-121 Environmental Conservation ** Course offered online 3 General education course $553.25

** CNS-121 or ENV-115/116: Only one can be taken toward your 7 hours of science.

B. Physical Sciences 3–4 credits (minimum)
CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $711.00
CHM-165 General Chemistry I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $711.00
ENV-115 Environmental Science ** Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
ENV-116 Environmental Science Lab Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. ** Course offered online 1 General education course $177.75
GEO-131 Physical Geography Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
GEO-132 Physical Geography Lab Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 1 General education course $177.75
PHS-120 Exploring Physical Science Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $711.00
PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $533.25
PHS-152 Astronomy Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $711.00
PHY-162 College Physics I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $711.00
PHY-212 Classical Physics I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 5 General education course $888.75

** CNS-121 or ENV-115/116: Only one can be taken toward your 7 hours of science.

C. Mathematics 3 credits (minimum)
Assessment Required
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
MAT-122 College Algebra Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 5 General education course $888.75
MAT-128 Precalculus Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $711.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $533.25
MAT-156 Statistics Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
MAT-210 Calculus I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $711.00

II. Humanities 9 credits (minimum)
Requires one course from Humanities A and two courses from Humanities B in two different areas 1, 2, or 3.
Humanities A—Western Civilization 3 credits (minimum)
HIS-117 Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
HIS-118 Western Civilization II: Early Modern Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
HIS-119 Western Civilization III: The Modern Period Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25

Humanities B 6 credits (minimum)
1. Literature and Fine Arts
ART-101 Art Appreciation Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
ART-203 Art History I Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
ART-204 Art History II Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
DRA-107 Theatrical Arts and Society Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
LIT-101 Introduction to Literature Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
MUS-100 Music Appreciation Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25

2. Philosophy and Religion
PHI-101 Introduction to Philosophy Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
REL-101 Survey of World Religions Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
REL-130 Introduction to Religions of the East Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25

3. Non-Western Cultures
CLS-130 African Cultures * Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
CLS-141 Middle Eastern History and Culture * 3 General education course $533.25
CLS-150 Latin American History and Culture * Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
CLS-160 East Asian Cultures * Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
CLS-164 Japanese History and Culture * 3 General education course $533.25
CLS-172 Russian Civilization * 3 General education course $533.25

* Meets the Non-Western Cultures requirement at UNI.

III. Social Sciences 9 credits (minimum)
Requires one course each from A, B, and C.
A. People and Their Relationships
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25

B. American Society
HIS-151 U.S. History to 1877 Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
HIS-152 U.S. History Since 1877 Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
POL-111 American National Government Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25

C. Topics in Social Sciences
GEO-121 World Regional Geography Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
POL-121 International Relations Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
POL-125 Comparative Government and Politics Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
PSY-251 Social Psychology Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $533.25
SOC-115 Social Problems Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
SOC-120 Marriage and Family Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
SOC-135 Death and Dying Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
SOC-208 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 General education course $533.25
SOC-220 Sociology of Aging Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25

IV. Communications 9 credits (minimum)
Written Communications 6 credits (minimum)
Assessment required
ENG-105 Composition I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
ENG-106 Composition II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25

Oral Communications 3 credits (minimum)
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25

V. Social Diversity 3 credits (minimum)
COM-148 Diversity and the Media 3 General education course $533.25
EDU-223 Multicultural Education (For Education Emphasis Only) Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
LIT-133 Minority Voices in U.S. Literature Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
PSY-262 Psychology of Gender Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
SOC-200 Minority Group Relations Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
SOC-205 Diversity in America Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
WST-101 Women's Studies Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25

VI. Elective Courses 22 credits (minimum)
Courses beyond general education requirements. May include courses from Categories I, II, III, IV, or V.
A. Required Elective Course 1 credit (minimum)
SDV-108 The College Experience Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 1 General education course $177.75
SDV-109 College 101 Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25

B. Suggested Elective Courses for the Liberal Arts AA Degree 21 credits
Choosing an emphasis area will help guide your choice of electives. It may also help you determine if the career track is the right choice for you.
ACC-131 Principles of Accounting I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $711.00
ACC-132 Principles of Accounting II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $711.00
ART-120 2-D Design 3 General education course $533.25
ART-123 3-D Design 3 General education course $558.25
ART-133 Drawing 3 General education course $558.25
ART-134 Drawing II 3 General education course $558.25
ART-143 Painting 3 General education course $558.25
ART-144 Painting II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $558.25
ART-173 Ceramics 3 General education course $563.25
ART-174 Ceramics II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $533.25
ART-184 Photography 3 General education course $533.25
BIO-151 Nutrition Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $711.00
BUS-102 Introduction to Business Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
BUS-180 Business Ethics Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
BUS-183 Business Law Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
BUS-210 Business Statistics Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
BUS-230 Quantitative Methods for Business Decision Making Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
CHM-132 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $711.00
CHM-175 General Chemistry II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $711.00
CHM-260 Organic Chemistry I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $533.25
CHM-270 Organic Chemistry II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $533.25
COM-140 Introduction to Mass Media 3 General education course $533.25
CRJ-100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
CRJ-120 Introduction to Corrections Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
CRJ-200 Criminology Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
CRJ-201 Juvenile Delinquency Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 $533.25
CRJ-233 Probation, Parole, Community-Based Corrections Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
CRJ-316 Juvenile Justice Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $533.25
CRJ-317 White Collar Crime Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
CRJ-318 Crime Analysis Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $533.25
CRJ-320 Criminal Justice Ethics Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
CSC-110 Introduction to Computers Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
DRA-110 Introduction to Film Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
DRA-130 Acting I Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
ECN-110 Introduction to Economics
No credit if ECN-120 or ECN-130 earned
3 General education course $533.25
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
EDU-130 Home, School, and Community Relations 3 $533.25
EDU-214 Exploring PK-12 Education (For UNI only) Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 2 General education course $355.50
EDU-216 Introduction to Teaching Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
EDU-235 Children's Literature Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
EDU-240 Educational Psychology Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $533.25
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
EDU-255 Technology in the Classroom Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
EDU-901 Academic Service Learning Experience Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times. 1 General education course $177.75
EDU-920 Field Experience Course offered online 1 General education course $212.75
ENG-221 Creative Writing 3 General education course $533.25
ENG-230 Creative Writing: Fiction Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $533.25
ENG-235 Playwriting and Screenwriting 3 General education course $533.25
FLS-151 Elementary Spanish I 5 General education course $888.75
FLS-152 Elementary Spanish II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 5 General education course $888.75
FLS-241 Intermediate Spanish I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $711.00
FLS-242 Intermediate Spanish II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $711.00
HIS-201 Iowa History 3 General education course $533.25
HIS-251 U.S. History 1945 to Present Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $533.25
HIS-257 African American History Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
HIS-277 History of Women in the U.S. Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $533.25
HUM-140 Shakespeare: Dramatist, Psychologist, Historian 3 General education course $533.25
HUM-141 J.R.R. Tolkien: Mythology and Methodology 3 $533.25
LIT-189 Women and Literature Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
LIT-949 Special Topics (1-3 credits) 1 General education course $177.75
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $711.00
MAT-151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $533.25
MAT-216 Calculus II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $711.00
MAT-219 Calculus III Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $711.00
MGT-101 Principles of Management Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
MGT-208 Introduction to Information Systems Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
MIL-103 Military Survival Skills 2 General education course $355.50
MIL-110 Leadership and Personal Development 1 General education course $177.75
MIL-115 Foundations of Tactical Leadership 1 General education course $177.75
MIL-120 Innovative Team Leadership 2 General education course $355.50
MIL-122 Leadership in Changing Environment 2 General education course $355.50
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
MUA-106 Class Voice 1 General education course $177.75
MUA-120 Applied Piano Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times. 1 General education course $557.75
MUA-121 Applied Piano II 2 General education course $735.50
MUA-319 Applied Voice II Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times. 1 General education course $557.75
MUS-102 Music Fundamentals 3 General education course $533.25
MUS-154 Chorus 1 General education course $197.75
MUS-202 World Music 3 General education course $533.25
PEA-102 Aerobic Fitness I Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times. 1 General education course $177.75
PEA-117 Bowling I Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times. 1 General education course $267.75
PEA-123 Circuit Training Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times. 1 General education course $177.75
PEA-125 Indoor Cycling Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times. 1 General education course $177.75
PEA-150 Powerwalking Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times. Course offered online 1 General education course $177.75
PEA-176 Volleyball I Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times. 1 General education course $177.75
PEA-187 Weight Training I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times. 1 General education course $177.75
PEA-191 Pilates Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times. Course offered online 1 General education course $177.75
PEA-194 Vinyasa Yoga Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times. Course offered online 1 General education course $177.75
PEA-196 Iron Yoga-Pilates Infusion Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times. 1 General education course $177.75
PEC-110 Coaching Ethics, Techniques, and Theory Course offered online 1 General education course $177.75
PEC-115 Athletic Development and Human Growth Course offered online 1 General education course $177.75
PEC-123 Anatomy for Coaching Course offered online 1 General education course $177.75
PEC-127 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2 General education course $355.50
PEH-111 Personal Wellness Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
PEH-141 First Aid 2 General education course $355.50
PEH-193 Sports Nutrition 2 $355.50
PEH-266 Leadership Techniques for Fitness Programs Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $533.25
PHI-121 Classical/Medieval Philosophy 3 General education course $533.25
PHY-100 Physics in Everyday Life 3 General education course $533.25
PHY-172 College Physics II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $711.00
PHY-222 Classical Physics II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 5 General education course $888.75
PSY-241 Abnormal Psychology Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
PSY-261 Human Sexuality 3 General education course $533.25
SDV-127 Study Strategies 1 General education course $177.75
SDV-131 Career Exploration Course offered online 2 General education course $355.50
SOC-160 Introduction to Social Work Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
SOC-195 Urban Studies Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
SOC-850 Cultural Immersion Field Experience Course is repeatable. See course description for number of times. 1 General education course $177.75
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 $533.25
SPC-120 Intercultural Communications Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
SPC-122 Interpersonal Communication Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
SPC-132 Group Communication Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $533.25
SPC-140 Oral Interpretation 3 General education course $533.25
XXX-924 Honors Project (1-3 credits) 1 General education course $177.75
XXX-926 Honors Seminar 3 General education course $533.25

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

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