A.S. Degree in Liberal Arts: Mathematics & Natural Science

This information is provided for your convenience only; for definitive course sequence information students should refer to the college catalog and to their academic advisor.

The Associate in Science degree program in Liberal Arts and Sciences with a Mathematics and Science emphasis is designed specifically for students to transfer, with junior status, to the appropriate upper-level college or university of their choice, where they can complete the B.S. /B.A. degree in their chosen field of study. As such, the program provides core courses and general education requirements that would be included in the first two years of study at four year institutions. This degree gives mathematics / science students the flexibility to match a program to their individual goals, backgrounds and talents. The various curricula provide the opportunity to pursue a variety of academic and career interests in mathematics and in the natural / physical sciences.

The course distribution in mathematics and science is designed to provide a solid foundation in the basic of natural and physical sciences / mathematics: future advanced coursework will build on this foundation. The general education elective credits round out the curriculum in this degree program. Students should consult the appropriate department chairperson and faculty for specific advice about pursuing a particular discipline within this area. Only such consultation will guarantee the correct level of course choice and rigor required to match the student's transfer plans as they work toward a bachelor's degree.

Admission Criteria

Admission to this program requires that students be high school graduates or have high school equivalency diplomas (GEDs). If students are not high school graduates, they may be eligible for admission to the College's 24 Credit Hour Program. If students are home schooled, they may be eligible for admission.

Before initiating study for this A.S. degree a student must have achieved a mathematical proficiency which includes intermediate level algebra. At SUNY Orange, this means that a student must have tested beyond Intermediate Algebra (MAT102) to begin progress toward this degree. If this is not the case the student must speak with an advisor in order to choose the proper preparatory courses.

Student learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method through their ability to integrate the observation, measurement, collection, reduction and evaluation of scientific data.
  • demonstrate their broad base of knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences by evoking critical thinking skills in drawing reasonable conclusions from evaluated data.
  • demonstrate a mastery of communication skills, both written and oral, especially as related to the analytic methods of natural science.
  • perform mathematically at a level commensurate with their chosen field of study.
  • plan, organize and implement laboratory experiments and demonstrate the requisite technical / laboratory skills.
  • transfer to a four-year institution to earn a baccalaureate degree in either mathematics or the natural / physical sciences.

Recommended Course Sequence

First Semester

ENG 101 Freshman English 3
_____ SUNY Social Science List (GE 3) 3
_____ SUNY Natural Science List (GE 2) 3/4
_____ Math 111 or Higher or Computer Science or Liberal Arts Science 3/4
_____ SUNY Math (GE 1) College Algebra or higher 3/4
PES100 Concepts of Physical Wellness 1
 
Total Credits
16-19

Second Semester

ENG 102 Freshman English II 3
HIS____ Restricted History Elective ** 3
_____ SUNY Natural Science (GE 2) 3/4
_____ Math 111 or higher or Liberal Arts Science 3/4
MAT ___ MAT 122 or higher 3/4
PES___ Physical Education 1
 
Total Credits
16-19

Second Semester

COM 101 Foundations of Communication 3
_____ MAT 111 or higher or Computer Science or Liberal Arts Science 3/4
_____ MAT 111 or higher or Computer Science or Liberal Arts Science 3/4
_____ SUNY Restricted Elective *** 3
_____ Elective 3
 
Total Credits
15-17

Fourth Semester

_____ MAT 111 or higher or Computer Science or Liberal Arts Science 3/4
_____ MAT 111 or higher or Computer Science or Liberal Arts Science 3/4
_____ Elective 3
_____ Elective 3
_____ Elective 3
 
Total Credits
15-17

** SUNY American History or Western Civilization or Other/World Civilization Lists.

*** SUNY Arts or Foreign Language Lists.


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Department Chair
Mrs. Anne Prial
Email
845-341-4565
Office - Harriman Hall Room 311

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Ms. Carolyn Meere
Email
845-341-4566
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