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Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science, A.S.

Associate in Science
HEGIS #5649
Interim Chairperson: Joseph Dana

Hudson Hall, Room 129, (518) 629-7358

This program, with emphasis on mathematics and science, serves the student who is interested in transferring to a four-year institution in mathematics, engineering science, computer science, secondary science or math education, biological or physical sciences, premedical, or similar pre-professional fields. Electives will be selected on the basis of the student’s ultimate goal and academic background. These selections will be made in consultation with an assigned advisor.

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

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra, geometry and algebra II or 3 units of equivalent academic math, biology, chemistry and/or physics (85 or above in each course) Fall and Spring For high school students: strongly recommend Math 12, courses of study in: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, math and physics. For transfer students or HVCC students changing curriculum: “B” or higher in MATH 170 Precalculus , and one of either CHEM 110 General Chemistry I , CHEM 120 Chemistry I , BIOL 150 General Biology I , PHYS 140 General Physics I  or PHYS 150 Physics I  or “C” or higher in MATH 170 , and two of either CHEM 110 , CHEM 120 , BIOL 150 , PHYS 140  or PHYS 150 . Equivalent courses are acceptable. 85 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $580.

Total Credits Required: 60

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.
** Required of first time, full-time students.

(1) Mathematics Core Credits: 16

(2) Science Core Sequence Credits: 12

Choose two from the following:

Choose one of the following:

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students take the higher level sequence of courses.

(3) Mathematics/Science Restricted Electives Credits: 11

(4) Humanities Elective Credits: 3

Course must be designated as “SUNY General Education, Humanities” course.

(5) Social Science Elective Credits: 3

Course must be designated as “SUNY General Education, Social Science” course.

(6) Restricted Electives Credits: 6

With advisement, students choose from a wide selection of courses with the following restriction:

  • Courses must be designated “SUNY General Education” courses from two of the following areas: American History (AH), Western Civilization (WC), Other World Civilizations (OC), the Arts (AR), or Foreign Language (FL).

Electives should be selected after consultation with your academic department and exploring the needs of your transfer college(s).

Total Credits Required: 60

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

First Term

Term Total: 14

Second Term

Term Total: 17

Third Term

  • Mathematics Core Credits: 4
  • Mathematics/Science Restricted Elective Credits: 3
  • Science Sequence Credits: 4
  • Social Science Elective Credits: 3

Term Total: 14

Fourth Term

  • Mathematics Core Credits: 4
  • Mathematics/Science Restricted Electives Credits: 8
  • Free elective(s) Credits: 3

Term Total: 15

Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science Honors Track

Applications are not currently being accepted for the Honors Track

Honor Track Overview

The Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and 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. By providing a rich environment that encourages scholarship, faculty/student relationships, active participation in the community, and an emphasis on connecting learning to life, Honors Track students will have a challenging and enriching experience that enables them to make the most of what Hudson Valley Community College has to offer.


Applicants must meet the entrance requirements for the Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science program by completing algebra, geometry and algebra II along with two lab sciences. Honors applicants are expected to demonstrate a strong overall academic record. While particular academic strengths will be taken into consideration during the review process, a minimum cumulative high school average of 90 and a minimum overall score of 1100 on the math and verbal portion of the SAT is expected. Coursework in Biology, Chemistry and Physics is recommended. Additional material may be required. Interview recommended.

Transfer into the Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science Honors Track

Hudson Valley students or college transfer students who wish to enroll in the Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science Honors Track must have a minimum of 12 college-level credits applicable to the program with an overall G.P.A. of 3.70. However, extenuating circumstances as well as particular strengths in certain academic areas will be taken into consideration during the review process.

Requirements for Completion of Honors Study

To qualify as an Honors graduate and to receive Completion of Honors Study documentation, students must take a minimum of six of the 10 Honors designated courses, including HONR 190 Honors Seminar I HONR 290 Honors Seminar II  and MATH 178 Honors Mathematical Reasoning and Applications , and achieve a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.2. Students may be advised to complete their studies in the Liberal Arts and Sciences - Mathematics and Science non-honors track if their academic performance falls below the minimum G.P.A. for an extended period of time.

The following are the 10 designated honors courses: