College Catalog Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies - AS

The Instructional Program

The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum is designed to provide the first two years of education for students planning to transfer to a four-year program leading to a bachelor degree. The General Studies A.S. degree option offers a flexible program of study in the natural sciences and/or mathematics, allowing students to explore many academic fields. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university but remain unclear as to a specific major in the sciences or mathematics should choose this option.

Curriculum

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1394

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. See additional notes below, and consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

 

Course No.

Course                                              

Cr. Hrs.

 ____ ___

Computer Course by advisement

3

ENGL ___

Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition 1

3

 ____ ___

ENGL/LITR Elective

3

 ____ ___

HUMN/ARTS Elective

 3 

 ____ __

Liberal Arts Elective

 3 

 MATH ___

Contemporary Math or higher 2 

3

 ____ ___

Restricted Electives by advisement

12 

 ____ ___

Science Electives 3

 10 

 ____ ___

Social Science Electives 4

9

 UNIV ___

UNIV 100 Freshman Seminar or UNIV 101 Student Success by advisement

 1-3

 ____ ___

Unrestricted Electives by advisement 5

12-15

Degree Requirement: 64 credit hours

Notes

1 English is by placement according to competency.

2 Mathematics is by placement according to competency.

3 Students must take a minimum of one laboratory science.

4 Students must take a minimum of 3 credits of behavioral and 3 credits of non-behavioral social science courses. Behavioral social sciences include anthropology, human geography, psychology, and sociology. Non-behavioral social sciences include criminal justice, economics, government, and history.

5 The number of Unrestricted Elective credits will vary depending on the number of credits earned in the other areas.  A student must work closely with their advisor to determine the number of Unrestricted Electives needed to graduate.

Additional Notes:

  1. General Education Requirement: All students in the General Studies programs must take at least one course from each of the following five General Education subject areas: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Basic Communication. In addition, students must take at least one American History, Western Civilization, or Other World Civilizations course, and at least one Arts or Foreign Language course.
  2. For this program, HONR (Honors) courses count as English, literature, humanities, liberal arts, or social science electives.

 

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

 

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the General Studies A.S. program should be able to:

  1. Express him/herself effectively through written and oral communication.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of and an appreciation for literature.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to manipulate college-level mathematical concepts, including mathematical circuits, planning and scheduling, linear programming, voting systems, and game theory.
  4. Demonstrate a solid grounding in science, having taken at least three science courses, one of which must be a lab science.
  5. Display a fundamental understanding of the behavioral and non-behavioral social sciences.
  6. Discuss various areas within the humanities, based upon the courses he/she has elected to take.
  7. Demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge in an area of concentration of his/her choosing.

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