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College Catalog Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Sciences (Math Option) - 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 Mathematics option is intended for students who plan to seek bachelor's degrees in either mathematics or math education. The requirements for this program are very focused and therefore best suited for students who are certain about their choice of a major in mathematics.


SUNY Curriculum Code: 0645

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 the 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.


Advisement Option: Mathematics

Course No.


Cr. Hrs.

 CITA 140

Introduction to Programming I


 CITA 210

Visual Programming and Development Tools





 CITA 240

Introduction to Programming II 


 ENGL ___

Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition 1


 ____ ___

ENGL/LITR Elective


 ____ ___

HUMN/ARTS Elective: Foreign Language from GE9 or ARTS from GE8


 ____ ___

HUMN/LITR Elective from GE7


 ____ ___

Laboratory Science from GE2


 ____ ___

Laboratory Science


 MATH 115



 MATH 210

Calculus I


 MATH 215

Calculus II


 MATH 220

Calculus III 


 MATH ___

Mathematics Elective 2 


 ____ ___

Social Science Electives 3


 UNIV ___

UNIV 100 Freshman Seminar or UNIV 101 Student Success by advisement


 ____ ___

Unrestricted Electives by advisement 4


Degree Requirement: 64 credit hours


1 English is by placement according to competency.

2 Select from one of the following:  MATH 150 Precalculus or MATH 290 Independent Study in Linear Algebra or MAHT 225 Differential Equations.

3 Students must select one behavioral social science from GE3, and one non-behavioral social science course from GE 4, 5 or 6:

Behavioral social sciences include anthropology, human geography, psychology, and sociology

Non-behavioral social sciences include history and government.

4 Most Unrestricted Electives should be taken in computer science, science, and/or business by advisement.  The number of Unrestricted Elective credits will vary depending on the number of credits earned in the other areas.  Students must work closely with their advisors to determine the number of Unrestricted Electives needed to graduate.

Additional Notes:

  1. General Education Requirement: All students in the Mathematics program must take at least one course from each of the five following 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, or social science electives.


Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:


Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Mathematics and Sciences A.S. program (Mathematics Option) should be able to:

  1. Determine the solution to linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic equations in one variable.
  2. Determine the solution to right triangles and oblique triangles by utilizing trigonometric functions and vector analysis.
  3. Classify linear, quadratic, square root, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and trigonometric functions from their formulas and graphs.
  4. Predict the behavior of linear, quadratic, square root, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and trigonometric functions (such as increasing/decreasing, intercepts, etc.) based on their parameters.
  5. Solve a system of equations in two or three variables using the addition/elimination method, determinants, and/or matrices.
  6. Apply linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and systems of equations in "real world" situations.
  7. Integrate and differentiate the standard single-variable and multi-variable functions algebraically, numerically, or graphically where appropriate.
  8. Apply techniques of single-variable calculus to problems involving optimization, areas, and volumes.
  9. Use the technology of both the graphing calculators (e.g., TI-83) and a computer algebra system (e.g., Maple) in solving applications and for interpreting 3-D functions and their 2-D surfaces.
  10. Use a vector approach with equation of the plane and orthogonal applications.
  11. Solve certain classic types of ordinary differential equations algebraically, as well as some linear systems of differential equations.
  12. Recognize the type of function that is a solution to a differential equation by viewing the phase plane.
  13. Use the LaPlace transform as a method of solving differential equations.
  14. Demonstrate a solid foundation in lab science based upon completion of two of the following series: (1) chemistry, (2) physics, or (3) biology or botany/zoology.

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