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  Jan 23, 2018
2014-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Science, A.A.

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Associate in Arts Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5649
NYSED Code: 00170

Program Description

Students who complete this program earn an Associate in Arts degree. Generally, students in this program intend to transfer to colleges granting the baccalaureate degree in biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, or physics. Though the minimum requirements for the degree are listed, students are urged to seek advice regarding specific electives from faculty advisors in order to ensure smooth transfer to a four‐year school.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the AA Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Science Degree program, a student will be able to

  • Effectively write grammatically correct essays with a focused main idea, logically developed with supporting details including the incorporation of information from secondary sources, properly cited;
  • Critically read and orally present researched information in an organized, effective manner;
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct and document research, including gathering information, logically analyzing problems, drawing inferences, and proposing solutions;
  • Apply appropriate mathematical procedures and quantitative methods to solve practical problems in mathematics and the natural or physical sciences;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of scientific principles of inquiry including hypothesis formation, designing and conducting experiments, and formulating conclusions;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of good laboratory practice;
  • Recognize and interpret major historical events of Western and non‐Western cultures and their impact on contemporary society;
  • Understand and critically analyze human society, behavior, and our institutions;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the arts, such as literature, philosophy, music, visual arts and/or performing arts and their relationship with history, society and culture.

Employment Potential

Students earning a baccalaureate degree from a four‐year transferring institution have many professional opportunities in the world of teaching, research, field work, and business and industry upon graduation.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment

Developmental Assistance Available

For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirement or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster’s Learning Center, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information
1‐800‐724‐0833 ext. 5018 or 5022
Monika Baker‐Espinasa
Chairperson, Biological Sciences
Office: Hardenbergh Hall, HAR 228
Phone: 800:724‐0833, ext. 5165 or 845:688‐5165


Semester Credits 17

Semester Credits 17‐18

Third Semester

Semester Credits 15‐16

Fourth Semester

  • Electives - Math or Natural Science Electives 6‐8 cr.
  • Elective - Humanities Elective 3 cr.
  • Elective - Social Science Elective 3 cr.
  • Elective - Open Elective 3 cr.

Semester Credits 15‐17

Total Credits 64‐68

* A two‐semester sequence must be taken.
** Select one additional laboratory science course from those listed, or a mathematics course for which MAT 170  is a prerequisite, or PHY 101 .

ENG 101  is a pre/corequisite for all history and 200‐level sociology courses.


Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements .

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