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Science Liberal Arts Emphasis

The Science emphasis is designed for both students who know which science field they would like to pursue and for those who want to explore what the different sciences have to offer. Students will have an opportunity to explore biology, chemistry, and physics in both a lecture and lab format to enhance learning and work

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.

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.

  • Research scientist in the areas of biology, chemistry, and physics
  • Teacher
  • Medical Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Environmental science/law
  • Engineering

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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.

Note: Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

◆ General education course
► Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.

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Science Courses
BIO112 General Biology I -AND- 4 $711.00
BIO113 General Biology II 4 $711.00
CHM165 General Chemistry I -AND- 4 $711.00
CHM175 General Chemistry II 4 $711.00
PHY162 College Physics I -AND- 4 $711.00
PHY172 College Physics II 4 $711.00

Course Cost Calculation

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

The course cost calculation does not include:

Liberal Arts Academic Advisor

James (J.) Heim
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014
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Faculty Mentor

Michaela Rich
Grundy Hall 250
319-296-2329 ext.1372
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Student Success Specialist

Kay Wenzel
Grundy Hall 285
319-296-2329 ext.1063
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Department Secretary

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Business

Kathy Konrardy
Grundy Hall 266
319-296-4012
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Dean

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Business

Cynthia Bottrell
Grundy Hall 266
319-296-4470
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