Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees
The Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Liberal Arts to a four-year college. Courses are articulated with Iowa’s Regent universities. Students earning an Associate of Arts degree will meet most general education requirements and be admitted with junior standing.
A variety of general education and elective courses from a wide range of disciplines prepare students to transfer to a public or private four-year college or university. While at Hawkeye, students may choose to follow the guidelines of an emphasis area. Choosing an emphasis area can help guide the choice of electives in a Liberal Arts degree. It may also help students determine if the four-year degree or career track is the right choice.
Hawkeye has established articulation agreements with many four-year public and private colleges within Iowa. Students should work closely with a Hawkeye program advisor to ensure that courses transfer to a specific major or four-year college or university. During their first year at Hawkeye, students should contact the admissions office at the college they plan to transfer to in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.
The Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed with a greater emphasis in mathematics and science than the Associate of Arts degree. Students can enter most four-year colleges with a junior standing, but must work closely with a Hawkeye program advisor, as a statewide articulation agreement for an Associate of Science degree does not exist.
Liberal Arts Core
The Liberal Arts curriculum challenges students with the rigors of classical liberal arts educational opportunities and the current theoretical, technological, and scientific advancements. Students are prepared to take an active role in shaping the evolving standards and practices of today’s society and employment environment.
Students taking liberal arts courses at Hawkeye are not only equipped with a strong foundation for most programs offered by four-year colleges or universities, but they are also able to develop attitudes, values, and skills that will allow them to become constructive adults, both individually and within their communities.
Students receiving an Associate of Arts degree from Hawkeye will have developed the following skills:
Communication: Students will develop speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Students will acquire, evaluate, and analyze information; develop sound reasoning skills; and apply the principles of the scientific method.
Quantitative Reasoning: Students will develop skills in problem-solving, logical thinking, and application of mathematical processes.
Community and Global Awareness: Students will recognize and appreciate diversity, historical viewpoints, and the global perspective.
Individual Development: Students will cultivate ethical values, personal wellness, and personal learning strategies.
Artistic Expression: Students will acquire a global and cultural understanding of the role of the arts, instilling the personal curiosity and skills for creative expression and endeavors.
Information Management: Students will apply technological methods to retrieve, process, and communicate information.
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