A.S. Degree in Liberal Arts: Mathematics and 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.

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. (See pages 7-13 for more details on the admission process for all applicants.)

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 essential and foundational knowledge in the natural sciences and liberal arts.
  • demonstrate understanding of the methods scientist use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence and employment of mathematical analysis.
  • perform mathematically with proper notation and vocabulary commensurate with chosen field of study.
  • demontrate ability to apply systematic reasoning and critical thinking skills.
  • demontrate effective communication both oral and written.

Recommended Course Sequence

First Semester

ENG 101 Freshman English 1
3
_______ SUNY Social Science (GE 3)
3
_______ SUNY Natural Science GE 2) +
3
_______ MAT 111 or higher or Computer Science or Liberal Arts Science
3
_______ SUNY Math (GE 1) MAT 121 or higher
3
   
 
Total Credits
15

Second Semester

ENG 102 Freshman English 2
3
HIS____ Restricted History Elective*
3
_______ SUNY Natural Science (GE 2) +
3
_______ MAT 111 or higher or Computer Science or Liberal Arts Science +
3
MAT____ MAT 122 or higher +
3
   
 
Total Credits
15

Third Semester

COM 101 Foundations of Communication
3
_______ MAT 111 or higher or Computer Science or Liberal Arts Science +
3
_______ MAT 111 or higher or Computer Science or Liberal Arts Science +
3
_______ Restricted SUNY Elective#
3
_______ Elective
3
 
Total Credits
15

Fourth Semester

_______ MAT 111 or higher or Computer Science or Liberal Arts Science +
3
_______ MAT 111 or higher or Computer Science or Liberal Arts Science +
3
_______ Elective
3
_______ Elective
3
_______ Elective
3
   
15

* SUNY American History (GE 4) or Western Civilization (GE 5) or Other / World Civilization (GE 6) lists.

** SUNY Arts or Foreign Language (GE 9) lists.