Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Sciences - A.S.

Associate Dean, STEM Division

Department Chair, Mathematics

Department Chair, Biology/Chemistry

Associate in Science Degree, Transfer Program

This program is recommended for students interested in the mathematics/sciences area of liberal arts and sciences, It involves a more rigorous and concentrated level of mathematics and science than the other liberal arts programs, but still allows approximately 21 hours of electives. In all cases, students should look closely at the mathematics and science course descriptions to ensure that this program matches their abilities and career choice. Depending upon their long-range plans, they might also take a foreign language as an elective.

Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of mathematics/sciences principles and concepts. They will be able to perform tasks relative to laboratory experiments in the natural and physical sciences, interpret data according to established standards and use information from appropriate literature. Graduates of the program will be prepared to transfer to a four-year degree program.

The State University of New York (SUNY) requires students who intend to receive a bachelor’s degree from a SUNY college to complete at least 30 credit hours in specific general education areas. Students in this program who plan to transfer to a SUNY college can meet 21 credits of the general education requirement. For more specific information about this requirement, refer to the SUNY General Education Requirement and see an advisor for program assistance.

High school or equivalent preparation required: Two years of science and three years of mathematics, including algebra, geometry, intermediate algebra, and trigonometry. Students who don’t have this preparation will be able to get it here, but it may take longer to complete the program.