Science and Math Degrees at Hawkeye

If you've been thinking about starting your college journey at Hawkeye, congratulations! Community colleges are fantastic places to begin your studies, whether you're working toward a bachelor's degree or pursuing a two-year degree and a shortcut to a career.

Here's the big question, though – which degree is best for you?

Associate of Science (AS) transfer degree

This two-year degree transfers to a four-year institution if you’re pursuing a bachelor's degree. This degree is best if you plan to major in something like math, astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, or other sciences. Choosing an emphasis area helps guide your choice of electives and may help you determine if that career track is right for you. Choose from:

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) career degree

Would you like to get to work as soon as possible? This career degree prepares you to enter skilled occupations such as nursing, accounting, machining, computer networking, welding, and more. This degree isn’t intended to transfer to a four-year school. Coursework is hands-on, skill-building course work.

How are the degree types different?

Degree Type Science/Mathematics Credits Credit Hours to Graduate
Associate of Arts (AA) Transfer 10 62
Associate of Science (AS) Transfer 20 63
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Technical Varies upon the program 60-85

Hawkeye offers these AAS degrees

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