Math & Science

Math & Science

Calculate, Study, Explore, Inquire, Discover

About This Pathway

The Math & Science pathway builds a foundation in basic science and math to help launch a career in a ranges of fields from medicine to biotechnology to education. You could work with numbers, equations, and formulas in the financial services industry or teach math, chemistry, biology, or physics. You could prepare to pursue a medical degree or enter the biotechnology field in greenhouse plant production, agronomy, or animal science.


Programs of Study

Biotechnology

The Biotechnology program will prepare you for work in a variety of companies and research institutions in Iowa and throughout the United States. 

Biology: Transfer Major

This Associate of Science transfer degree is designed for students transferring to Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Iowa or Upper Iowa University to study Biology. 

Chemistry: Transfer Major

This Associate of Science transfer degree is designed for students transferring to Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Iowa, Clarke University or St. Ambrose University to study Chemistry. 

Mathematics: Transfer Major

This Associate of Science transfer degree is designed for students transferring to Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Iowa, Clarke University or St. Ambrose University to study Mathematics. 

Physics: Transfer Major

This Associate of Science transfer degree is designed for students transferring to Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa or the University of Iowa to study Physics. 

Liberal Arts

Students planning on transferring to a four-year college/university may complete their freshman and sophomore requirements at Des Moines Area Community College. 

 


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Award Information

AA: Associate in Arts Degree. An AA is a degree made up of 64 credits you can earn at DMACC with the intent of continuing your education at a 4-year college or university. An AA is a relatively inexpensive way to take care of your general education requirements.

AS: Associate in Science Degree. An AS is also a degree made up of 64 credits you can earn at DMACC with the intent of continuing your education at a 4-year college or university. An AS is a relatively inexpensive way to take care of your general education requirements.

AAS: Associate in Applied Science Degree. An AAS is a degree made up of 64-86 credits you can earn at DMACC that prepares you to be ready to enter the related market or industry.

Certificate: A Certificate of Specialization has a maximum of 48 credits and can typically be completed in 52 weeks that prepares you to be ready to enter the related market or industry. Certificates are not intended to have a general education component.

Diploma: A Diploma has 30-48 credits and can typically be completed in 52 weeks that prepares you to be ready to enter the related market or industry. Diploma’s are primarily discipline specific, with a small amount of general education required.

Nondegree: Continuing education coursework to support your desire to update or learn new skills, advance in your current job, or renew a professional license.

A field of study without any award type listed after the discipline indicates coursework opportunities available at DMACC.