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Back row, L to R: Dr. Michael Gregory, Dr. Amy Ryan, Dr. Francine Jolicoeur, Janice Padula, Gib Brown

Front row: Mike Lawliss, Dr. Lynn Fowler (Department Chair), Gary Henry 

Liberal Arts Math & Science A.S. Degree

The Science Department offers the Liberal Arts (A.S.) degree in Math & Science. The Liberal Arts field is a general education degree that requires a student to take a sampling of courses in each of the various liberal arts disciplines— humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and science. The Math/Science major will take additional courses in the mathematics area (math, statistics, etc.) and sciences area (biology, chemistry, environmental science, physics, etc.). Upon transfer to a senior level college for the junior year of study, the student is prepared to take upper-level courses in math or science. Students in liberal arts often go on to graduate school for even more specialized training or go into the fields of law and medicine.

Minimum Degree Requirements

A minimum of 60 credit hours is required.

Basic Skills Courses
Basic skills courses are required as prerequisites if indicated by placement test. These courses count as credit toward load and financial aid, but not toward graduation. 

ENG 093, ENG 094, MAT 096, MAT 098

ENG 101 and 102 are both required.

Two courses (6 credits) are required. ART, ESL, HUM, MUS, PHI, COM ( except COM 100*) and THE prefixes, all foreign language courses (FRE, GER, SPA), and ENG courses above 102 (except 235 and 237) meet this requirement. MSM 239 is a Humanities elective. 

Social Sciences
Three courses (nine credits) with ANT, ECO, GEG, HIS, PSC, PSY, or SOC prefixes or MSM 118 may be used. Two of these must be in different areas (different prefixes).

MAT 224 is required. The other 4 credit course may be MAT 200 (if taken prior to MAT 224) or MAT 225.

Two courses (eight credits) with BIO, CHE, ENV, GEL, PHY (except GEL 100 and PHY 100) or SCI prefixes are required.

Students planning to major in a science should take a two-year sequence of courses.
Note: BIO 100 cannot count for credit if the student has credit for BIO 101 or BIO 102.
CHE 101 cannot count for credit if the student has credit for either CHE 111 or CHE 112.

Math/Science Electives
Any combination of math (above MAT 100) and/or science courses (except GEL 100 and PHY 100), which have not been used to fulfill the mathematics or science requirement, may be used as Math/Science electives. Courses with an ETE prefix, INT 204, CSC 104, and CSC 121 or any upper level CSC course may also be used as Math/Science electives.

Health and Physical Education
Two courses with HPE or THP prefixes. At least one activity course (one credit) is required. The remaining credit may be fulfilled by an additional activity course or by a 3 credit HPE course. In the latter case, the two extra credits would count as elective credit.

A minimum of 9 credits is required. Any college-credit course counts as an elective. Students must take either LIB 101 or CSC 102.

COM 100, MAT 100, GEL 100, and PHY 100 count only as free elective

General Education Requirements
It is recommended that all students transferring from a SUNY community college with an A.A. or A.S. degree complete a minimum of seven of the ten SUNY-wide General Education knowledge and skill area requirements. Students at CCC can fulfill these requirements by successfully completing one course in each category listed in bold on the front of this worksheet. All students receiving a Baccalaureate degree from The State University of New York will have successfully completed the requirements for all ten of the knowledge and skill areas and the two competencies.