Associate in Arts
Chairperson: Dr. Elizabeth Yanoff
Higbee Hall, Room 109, (518) 629-7250
This major is the traditional beginning of a baccalaureate liberal arts program. The emphasis in a liberal arts transfer program is on breadth of knowledge rather than depth. Students take courses in several different fields to assist their selection of a specific field at the transfer institution.
Students in this program have a wide choice on the baccalaureate level in the typical liberal arts and sciences majors. The program has had an excellent transfer reputation with four-year private and public institutions across the country. Transfer agreements and majors are updated regularly to meet student needs.
The Liberal Arts and Sciences - Humanities and Social Science Honors Track is designed to prepare academically advanced students for transfer to high-quality baccalaureate programs through focused interdisciplinary coursework linked to a variety of extracurricular activities. Applications are not currently being accepted for the Honors Track
The Board of Trustees of the State University of New York has established a policy which guarantees admission to an upper division program in the State University to all community college graduates receiving Associate in Arts degrees. Admission to the upper division program is based on the student meeting the entrance requirements of the chosen program.
Students in this program also have the opportunity to pursue dedicated SUNY Transfer Paths and provides general education along with discipline specific courses for inclusion into a broader Associate of Arts degree. Students will work closely with their academic advisors to select additional courses within their field of study to obtain junior status in their desired baccalaureate program.
Tracks in this program that are designed for the SUNY Transfer Paths include:
Degree requirements can be fulfilled through evening course offerings.
Transfer credit is evaluated at the student’s request. Transfer credit will be awarded at the discretion of the department chair in accordance with the college and discipline specific departmental policies to support the educational plan made between the academic advisor and the student. The use of transfer credit may affect transfer to other two- and four-year programs, as well as financial aid eligibility.
Program Entrance Requirements
|Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course)
||Fall and Spring
||Strongly recommend algebra II, biology, chemistry and physics. Courses of study in: behavioral and social sciences, foreign studies, journalism, political science and other specialized areas.
||70 or above
The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $560.