Associate of Science (AS) Degree Requirements

Award: Associate of Science (AS)
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

Flexible Scheduling

You can take a combination of online, evening, and daytime courses to complete the Associate of Science degree in Liberal Arts.

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

You must 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.

Courses are subject to change.

I. Natural Science and Mathematics 20 credits (minimum)

Requires one course from area A or B, including a laboratory class, and one course from C. Must complete one two-course science or math sequence.

Students must work with their advisor to determine the math and science sequences needed to transfer to the program and university of their choice.

A. Biological Sciences

As advised. See advisor.
BIO-112 General Biology I 4
BIO-113 General Biology II 4
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I E 4
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II E 4
BIO-186 Microbiology E 4
CNS-121 Environmental Conservation * O 3

* CNS-121 or ENV-115/116: Only one can be taken toward your 20 hours of science.

B. Physical Sciences

As advised. See advisor.
CHM-165 General Chemistry I 4
CHM-175 General Chemistry II 4
CHM-260 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM-270 Organic Chemistry II 3
ENV-115 Environmental Science * O E 3
ENV-116 Environmental Science Lab * O 1
GEO-131 Physical Geography O 3
GEO-132 Physical Geography Lab 1
PHS-152 Astronomy E 4
PHY-162 College Physics I 4
PHY-172 College Physics II 4
PHY-212 Classical Physics I 5
PHY-222 Classical Physics II 5

* CNS-121 or ENV-115/116: Only one can be taken toward your 20 hours of science.

C. Mathematics

3 credits (minimum)
(Assessment Required)
MAT-121 College Algebra 4
MAT-128 Precalculus 4
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3
MAT-210 Calculus I 4
MAT-216 Calculus II 4
MAT-219 Calculus III 4

II. Humanities 3 credits (minimum)
Requires one course from A, B, C, or D.

A. Western Civilization

HIS-117 Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval O E 3
HIS-118 Western Civilization II: Early Modern O 3
HIS-119 Western Civilization III: The Modern Period O E 3

B. Literature and Fine Arts

ART-101 Art Appreciation O 3
ART-203 Art History I O 3
ART-204 Art History II O 3
DRA-107 Theatrical Arts and Society E 3
LIT-101 Introduction to Literature O E 3
MUS-100 Music Appreciation O E 3

C. Philosophy and Religion

PHI-101 Introduction to Philosophy O E 3
PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics O E 3
REL-101 Survey of World Religions O E 3
REL-130 Introduction to Religions of the East O 3

D. Non-Western Cultures

CLS-130 African Cultures O E 3
CLS-141 Middle Eastern History and Culture 3
CLS-150 Latin American History and Culture O E 3
CLS-160 East Asian Cultures O 3
CLS-164 Japanese History and Culture 3
CLS-172 Russian Civilization 3

III. Social Sciences 6 credits (minimum)
Requires one course from each area A and B.

A. People and Their Relationships

3 credits (minimum)
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology O E 3
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology O E 3

B. American Society

3 credits (minimum)
HIS-151 U.S. History to 1877 O E 3
HIS-152 U.S. History Since 1877 O E 3
POL-111 American National Government O E 3

IV. Communications 9 credits (minimum)

A. Written Communications

6 credits (minimum)
Assessment required
ENG-105 Composition I O E 3
ENG-106 Composition II O E 3

B. Oral Communications

3 credits (minimum)
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3

V. Social Diversity 3 credits (minimum)
COM-148 Diversity and the Media 3
EDU-223 Multicultural Education
(For Education Emphasis Only)
E 3
LIT-133 Minority Voices in U.S. Literature O E 3
PSY-262 Psychology of Gender O 3
SOC-200 Minority Group Relations O 3
SOC-205 Diversity in America O E 3
WST-101 Women's Studies E 3

VI. Distributed Requirement 4 credits (minimum)
Select 4 credits from categories I, II, III, IV, or V.

VII. Elective Courses 17 credits (minimum)

A. Required Elective Course

1 credit (minimum)
SDV-108 The College Experience O E 1
SDV-109 College 101 E 3

B. Suggested Elective Courses

16 credits
Electives are courses beyond general education requirements. May include courses from any area I, II, II, or V. Up to 16 technical credits may be used as electives. Additional courses may be available. For more information, contact a program advisor.
ACC-131 Principles of Accounting I O E 4
ACC-132 Principles of Accounting II O E 4
AGA-114 Principles of Agronomy 3
AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
AGA-214 Cash Grains 3
AGA-284 Pesticide Application Certification 3
AGA-376 Integrated Pest Management 3
AGB-101 Agricultural Economics 3
AGB-235 Introduction to Agriculture Markets 3
AGB-303 Agriculture Leadership 3
AGB-331 Entrepreneurship in Agriculture 3
AGB-336 Agricultural Selling 3
AGC-103 Ag Computers 3
AGH-112 Introduction to Turfgrass Management 3
AGH-161 Irrigation Systems 3
AGH-211 Advanced Turfgrass Management 3
AGH-221 Principles of Horticulture 3
AGP-333 Precision Farming Systems 3
AGP-450 Fundamentals of GIS 3
AGS-113 Survey of the Animal Industry 3
AGS-211 Issues Facing Animal Science 2
AGS-218 Domestic Animal Physiology 4
AGS-272 Foods of Animal Origin 5
AGS-305 Livestock Evaluation 3
AGS-319 Animal Nutrition 3
AGT-805 Employment Experience 5
AGV-123 Companion Animal 3
ART-120 2-D Design 3
ART-123 3-D Design 3
ART-133 Drawing 3
ART-134 Drawing II 3
ART-143 Painting 3
ART-144 Painting II 3
ART-173 Ceramics 3
ART-184 Photography 3
BIO-151 Nutrition O E 3
BIO-163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology E 4
BUS-102 Introduction to Business O E 3
BUS-180 Business Ethics O E 3
BUS-183 Business Law O E 3
BUS-210 Business Statistics E 3
BUS-230 Quantitative Methods for Business Decision Making E 3
COM-140 Introduction to Mass Media 3
CSC-110 Introduction to Computers O E 3
DRA-110 Introduction to Film O E 3
ECN-110 Introduction to Economics
(No credit if ECN-120 or ECN-130 earned.)
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics O E 3
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics O E 3
ENG-221 Creative Writing 3
HIS-201 Iowa History 3
HIS-251 U.S. History 1945 to Present 3
HIS-257 African American History O 3
HIS-277 History of Women in the U.S. 3
HUM-140 Shakespeare: Dramatist, Psychologist, Historian 3
LIT-189 Women and Literature O 3
LIT-949 Special Topics 1
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra 4
MGT-101 Principles of Management O E 3
MIL-103 Military Survival Skills 2
MIL-110 Leadership and Personal Development 1
MIL-115 Foundations of Tactical Leadership 1
MIL-120 Innovative Team Leadership 2
MIL-122 Leadership in Changing Environment 2
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing O E 3
PEA-117 Bowling I 1
PEA-123 Circuit Training 1
PEA-150 Powerwalking O 1
PEA-187 Weight Training I 1
PEA-191 Pilates O 1
PEA-194 Vinyasa Yoga O 1
PEC-110 Coaching Ethics, Techniques, and Theory O 1
PEC-115 Athletic Development and Human Growth O 1
PEC-123 Anatomy for Coaching O 1
PEC-127 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2
PEH-111 Personal Wellness O 3
PEH-141 First Aid 2
PEH-162 Introduction to Physical Education 3
PEH-193 Sports Nutrition 2
PHI-121 Classical/Medieval Philosophy 3
PHY-100 Physics in Everyday Life 3
POL-121 International Relations E 3
POL-125 Comparative Government and Politics O 3
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology O E 3
PSY-241 Abnormal Psychology O 3
PSY-251 Social Psychology 3
PSY-261 Human Sexuality 3
SDV-131 Career Exploration O 2
SOC-115 Social Problems O E 3
SOC-120 Marriage and Family O E 3
SOC-135 Death and Dying O E 3
SOC-160 Introduction to Social Work O E 3
SOC-208 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
SOC-220 Sociology of Aging O 3
SOC-850 Cultural Immersion Field Experience 1
SPC-120 Intercultural Communications O 3
SPC-122 Interpersonal Communication O 3
SPC-132 Group Communication 3
XXX-924 Honors Project 1
XXX-926 Honors Seminar 3

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