Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics and Science

Associate in Arts Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5649 Admissions: 1-800-724-0833
ext. 5018 or 5022
NYSED Code: 00170 admissions@sunyulster.edu

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 requirements, or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Learning Center, Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information

Monika Baker-Espinasa, Chairperson
Biological  Sciences
Office: Hardenbergh Hall, HAR 228
Phone: 800:724-0833, ext 5165 or
            845:687-5165
E-mail: espinasm@sunyulster.edu


or

Douglas Furman, Chairperson
Sciences, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Office: Burroughs Hall, BUR 107E
Phone: 800:724-0833, ext 1576 or
            845:688-1576
E-mail: furmand@sunyulster.edu

 


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Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
First Semester
Course Number Description Credits
ENG 101 College English I 3

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or

Western Civilization II

3

BIO 105 or

CHE 103 or
ESC 104 or

PHY 109 *

General Biology I or General Chemistry I or

Physical Geology or General Physics I

4
MAT 170 Calculus I 4
Elective Open Elective 3
Semester Credits 17
Second Semester
ENG 102 College English II 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

American History I or American History II 3

BIO 106 or

CHE 104 or
ESC 105 or

PHY 110 *

General Biology II or General Chemistry II or
Earth History or General Physics II
4

MAT 160 or

MAT 211 or

MAT Elective

Precalculus or Elementary Statistics or

Math Elective above MAT 170

3-4
Elective Open Elective 3
Semester Credits 17-18
Third Semester

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or

Public Speaking

3
Elective ** Math or Natural Science Elective 3-4
Elective Humanities Elective 3
Elective Social Science Elective 3
Elective Open Elective 3
Semester Credits 15-16
Fourth Semester
Electives Math or Natural Science Elective 3-4
Electives Math or Natural Science Elective 3-4
Elective Humanities Elective 3
Elective Social Science Elective 3
Elective Open Elective 3
Semester Credits 15-17
Total Credits 64-68
NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.
 

* A two-semester sequence must be taken.
**
Select one additional laboratory science course, or a mathematics course for which MAT 170 is a prerequisite, or PHY 101.
ENG 101 is a pre/co-requisite for all history courses. ENG 101 is a pre/co-requisite for all 200-level sociolgy courses.

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