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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Associate of Science (AS) Degree

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Graduation Requirements:

Successfully complete program requirements with a 2.0 GPA (at least 15 semester hours taken at Iowa Central for AA), and pay non-refundable $25 graduation fee.

Transfer Students:

Are your transfer courses on the Iowa Central transcript? If not, see Student Records.

Effective Fall 2019

Approved 06/12/2018

Award types and Requirements

Associate of Science (AS) Degree:

Awarded upon the completion of an arts and science course of study with a strong emphasis on mathematics or science. The degree is intended to prepare students to transfer into related upper-division baccalaureate programs. It shall consist of between 60 and 64 semester (90-96 quarter) credit hours, 20 of which must be in mathematics or science. See specific requirements on page 7 of “The Public Connection”.

Source: Iowa Department of Education Program Approval Guidelines. Issued May 2014



Iowa Central offers foundational coursework in biology to prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution. Possible bachelor’s degree majors include

  • Agriculture
  • Athletic Training
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Exercise Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Medicine
  • Mortuary Science
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Science
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics
  • Turf Grass Management
  • Veterinarian Medicine


Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 60
Campus: Fort Dodge Storm Lake, Webster City, online
CIP#: 24.010100200

I. Communications/English/Speech

9 Hours Required

IV. Humanities

3 Hours Required

One course from one of following four areas:

V. Distributed Requirements

2 additional hours required from categories I-IV

VIII. Electives

16 hours required, choose any course numbered 100 or above.

Total Credit Hours Required: 60

AS Program Notes:

  • Developmental courses numbered less than 100 DO NOT apply toward any certificate, diploma, or degree. Click here for the full Mandatory Assessment and Placement Chart  .   
  • Some courses may only be offered fall or spring semesters.
  • Some courses may have pre-requisites, which could impact sequence.
  • To graduate in four semesters, students must take an average of 15 transferable credits per semester.
  • Some courses may be available online or at other Iowa Central campuses.
  • Although an articulation agreement has been made with the institution(s) listed, students may transfer to another institution. Students must communicate with their Iowa Central advisor and their transfer institution when determining transferability. 
  • Major and/or degree options may vary based on desired transfer institution.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. 

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources, Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501; Telephone: 515-574-1138, Email: concerns@iowacentral.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov. 

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