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LA&S Mathematics & Science AA

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This curriculum is designed to serve the interests of those students with goals and strengths in the mathematics and science fields while broadening their knowledge in allied disciplines and clarifying career objectives. In collaboration with a faculty advisor, students can plan a program of study that will prepare them to transfer to a baccalaureate program. Those areas of study available: Biology & Health Science: Life Science Department Chemistry: Engineering, Computer & Physical Sciences Department Geology: Life Science Department Mathematics: Mathematics Department Physical Education/Science: Life Science Department Sports Medicine: Physical Education Department Physics: Engineering, Computer & Physical Sciences Department Pre-Environmental Science & Forestry: Life Science Department
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 To prepare mathematics majors for transfer to a 4-year institution in mathematics or related field (related field to include computer science, engineering science, secondary education, actuarial, or physics)
  • Graduates of the program transfer to a 4-year institution in mathematics or related field
  • Students will demonstrate awareness of mathematical career opportunities.
  • Graduates have completed at least 8 of the 10 SUNY silos of General Education.
Goal 2 To prepare mathematics majors to communicate effectively
  • Students of the program will demonstrate the ability to interpret and communicate mathematics orally.
  • Students of the program will demonstrate the ability to interpret and communicate mathematics in writing.
  • Students will communicate results of scientific inquiry.
  • Students will communicate information and ideas clearly in written form using correct structure, grammar, spelling and organization.
Goal 3 To prepare mathematics majors to demonstrate logical thinking
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to write proofs using rigorous mathematical reasoning.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to solve word problems using rigorous mathematical reasoning.
Goal 4 To prepare mathematics majors to interact effectively with others in a group to reach a common goal and to complete the Diversity and Global View requirement.
  • Students will be able to work effectively within a group by demonstrating openness toward diverse points of view, drawing upon knowledge and experience of others to function as a group member, demonstrating skill in negotiating differences and working toward solutions.
  • Graduates who entered into the program beginning fall 2008 will complete the Diversity and Global View requirement.
Goal 5 To prepare mathematics majors to solve problems
  • Students will be able to state a problem correctly, reason analytically to a solution and interpret the results.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to solve equations using rigorous mathematical reasoning.
  • Students will be able to solve application problems from numerical, graphical and/or analytical perspectives.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how mathematics can be used to analyze real world situations.
Goal 6 To prepare mathematics majors to utilize appropriate technology
  • Students will be able to use technology appropriately to solve problems.
  • Students will be able to collect and/or analyze data using the appropriate technology.
Goal 7 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy.
  • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
  • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
General Requirements:
60-68 credit hours plus two credits of Physical Education, and College Seminar. At least 30 of these credits shall be selected from the Tier One and Tier Two Liberal Arts & Science Courses as shown on pages 22-23. A. 1. At least six of these 30 credits shall be from Language and Humanities, to include EN101 and EN102. 2. At least six of these 30 credits shall be from the follow ing social science areas: BM101 Survey of Economics, PY101 Introduction to General Psychology, SO101 Introduction to Sociology, AN101 Biological Anthropology, or PS101 American National Government. 3. At least six of these 30 credits shall be in mathematics, at a level approved by the Department administering the program. 4. At least eight of these 30 credits shall be in laboratory science, at a level approved by the Department administer ing the program. 5. The remaining four of these 30 credits shall be selected from either mathematics or science, at a level approved by the Department administering the program. B. See program of study listed for additional credits to meet program requirements. Students must meet with advisor to develop a comprehensive plan for meeting graduation requirements. Biology & Health Science


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