Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

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

Associate in Science
HEGIS #5649
Department Chairperson: Linda Lim
Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Room 220, (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 (80 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. 80 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 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