College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Sciences: Science - 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's degree. The Science option is intended for students who plan to seek bachelor's degrees in a science or science-related field such as environmental conservation, healthcare, or science 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 the sciences.

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission


  • high school graduate with 78 GPA or 2500 GED test score
  • Algebra Regents: 73
  • Geometry Regents: 73
  • English Regents: 73
  • Biology Regents: 73
  • Chemistry Regents: 73

Transfer Student:

  • Transfer GPA: 2.0


SUNY Curriculum Code: 0645

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive AA, AS, 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.

AAS and AOS 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. 

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 62

Seamless Transfer Courses Required  - 19 credit hours

Course No. Course                                                 Cr. Hrs.
BIOL 130 General Biology I 4
BIOL 135 General Biology II 4
CHEM 180 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 185 General Chemistry II 4
MATH 150 Pre-Calculus 1

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 19-21 credit hours

Course No. Course                                                 Cr. Hrs.
COMM 100 Public Speaking 3
ENGL ____ Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition 2

UNIV ___

UNIV 100 Freshman Seminar or UNIV 101 Student Success by advisement 1-3
  ARTS/HUMN/LITR Elective from GE 7 or 8 3
  Social Science from GE 4 3
  Social Science from GE 3 OR Western Civilization from GE 5 3
  Other World Civ. from GE 6 OR Foreign Language from GE 9 3

Seamless Transfer Science Restricted Electives  - 19-20 credit hours.  In consultation with the student's academic advisor, a student must choose a minimum of five of the following courses:

Course No. Course                                                 Cr. Hrs.
BIOL _40 BIOL 240 or BIOL 340 Genetics 4
BIOL 245 General Ecology (lecture) 3
BIOL 246 General Edology Lab 1
CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 235 Organic Chemistry II 4
MATH 115 Statistics 1
MATH 210 Calculus I 4
MATH 215 Calculus II 4
PHYS 150 General Physics I 4

Unrestricted Electives by Advisement3 - 2-5 credit hours


1 The first mathematics course is by placement according to competency.

2 English is by placement according to competency.

3 Since 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 academic advisor to determine the number of courses needed to graduate.

Additional Note:

  1. For this program, HONR (Honors) courses count as English, literature, humanities, or social science electives.

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Math and Science AS program (Science Option) 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 a solid grounding in science, with a specific emphasis in chemistry, the biological sciences, or physics. Between 27 and 28 credits of laboratory science are completed by the science major.
    4. Display a fundamental understanding of the social sciences.
    5. Discuss various areas within the humanities, based upon the courses he/she has selected to take.
    6. Demonstrate a solid foundation in mathematics based upon the credit hours earned in this area.

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