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Mathematics and Computer Science Liberal Arts Area of Interest

Mathematics and Computer Science are fields of study known for their role in developing critical thinking. Students with strong mathematical backgrounds and understanding enjoy a wide range of career choices as well as exceptional employability.

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Computer Science, consider taking your calculus course(s) at Hawkeye as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Career Opportunities

An undergraduate degree in mathematics or computer science can lead to careers in:

  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • Actuarial science
  • Computer science
  • Biomathematics
  • Cryptography
  • Finance

Graduate study is advisable for some business and governmental positions and for college teaching or research.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services 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 transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

The lowest-level math course which is counted towards a mathematics major or minor at a transfer institution is Calculus I. Hawkeye offers Calculus I, II, and III as well as a thorough list of prerequisite courses.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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Mathematics Courses
MAT-210 Calculus I
(Math ACT 27; COMPASS Trigonometry 51-100)
4 $804.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $804.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $804.00

Calculus Preparation

If you do not meet the minimum ACT or COMPASS scores for Calculus I, you can take the following prerequisite courses to meet the minimum requirements. We strongly recommend you work with an advisor or program faculty to determine your appropriate placement.

Placement is based upon your ACT or COMPASS test scores; or the completion of prerequisite courses at other institutions.

Calculus preparation courses will not count as part of your mathematics major or minor at a transfer institution.

Calculus Preparation—Path 1
Recommended for students who have never taken trigonometry.
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra
(Math ACT 19; COMPASS Algebra 42-65)
4 $804.00
MAT-121 College Algebra
(Math ACT 24; COMPASS College Algebra 31-50)
4 $804.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
(Math ACT 25; COMPASS Trigonometry 31-50)
3 $603.00

Calculus Preparation — Path 2
MAT-128 Precalculus
(Math ACT 25; COMPASS Trigonometry 31-50)
4 $804.00

Course Cost Calculation

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

Course calculations are based on 2020–2021 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Faculty Mentor

Rod Holke-Farnam
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Kate Childers
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Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
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