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.

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 1
3
_______ SUNY Social Science (GE 3)
3
_______ SUNY Natural Science GE 2)
3/4
_______ MAT 111 or higher or Computer Science or Liberal Arts Science
3/4
_______ SUNY Math (GE 1) MAT 121 or higher
3/4
PES 100 Concepts of Physical Wellness
1
 
Total Credits
16/18

Second Semester

ENG 102 Freshman English 2
3
HIS____ Restricted History Elective*
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
MAT____ MAT 122 or higher
3/4
PES____ Physical Education
1
 
Total Credits
16/19

Third 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
_______ Restricted SUNY 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
   
15/17

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

** SUNY Arts or Foreign Language Lists.