Degree Programs

LA&S Mathematics & Science: Biology AS

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Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 To provide students with a sound academic curriculum for transfer to a biology baccalaureate institution.
  • Graduates will transfer into a biology related program with full junior status.
  • Graduates will complete all required course work in the program including math through calculus and four one-year science sequences including organic chemistry.
  • Graduates will complete seven of the ten SUNY silos of General Education.
Goal 2 To provide students the opportunity to work in groups.
  • Students will work collaboratively in the laboratory demonstrating skill toward the completion of common project.
Goal 3 To provide the students the opportunity to communicate results of scientific inquiry.
  • Students will produce and submit clear written reports of scientific inquiry.
Goal 4 To provide students opportunities to collect, organize, and evaluate scientific information.
  • Students will identify the underlying biological concepts of laboratory exercises.
  • Students will acquire, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of different sources.
  • Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to collect data.
  • Students will analyze and interpret data in a written scientific lab report.
Goal 5 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.
First Semester
0.0
EN099 Intro to College English
This composition course focuses on the organization and development of ideas, the subordination and coordination of sentences, and the practice of standard usage. Students develop skills in writing, revising, and editing paragraphs and short essays. Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement test writing sample or a minimum grade of C in EN098 Essential Writing Skills. See when this course is offered ...
MA X99 Mathematics Elective
Only if placement score mandates taking this course
4.0
BI101 General Biology 1
This is the first of a two-semester course dealing with the central concepts of biology. Topics include the chemical and cellular basis of life, energy transformations, plant structure related to function, and plant reproduction. Laboratory exercises mirror lecture topics. Prerequisite: One year of laboratory science in high school or permission from the Dean of Life and Health Sciences. See when this course is offered ...
4.5
CH141 General Chemistry 1
This course introduces to the field of chemistry for science and engineering students. Topics include dimensional analysis, stoichiometry, periodicity, atomic structure and bonding, the states of matter, solutions, and acid and base concepts. The laboratory exercises exemplify chemical principles and develop individual problem-solving abilities. The laboratory experience includes preparation of the laboratory report and notebook. Prerequisites: High School Chemistry; and an appropriate Mathematics Placement test result, or MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1, or MA125 College Algebra and Trigonometry. See when this course is offered ...
1.0
ED100 College Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN101 English 1:Composition
This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or DS080 Study Reading), or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MA125 College Algebra & Trig
This course prepares students for MA150 Precalculus. Topics include linear and quadratic equations; inequalities; rational expressions; trigonometric functions; graphs of linear, quadratic, piecewise, and trigonometric functions; and, systems of equations. Algebraic and trigonometric manipulations and problem-solving are emphasized. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Social Science Elective
Footnotes:
EN 099: Only if placement score mandates taking this course
Second Semester
4.0
BI102 General Biology 2
This course is a continuation of BI101 General Biology 1. Topics include classical and molecular genetics, evolutionary processes, and speciation illustrated with trends observed in the simpler animal phyla. Laboratory exercises mirror lecture topics. Prerequisite: BI101 General Biology 1 or permission from the Dean of Life and Health Sciences. See when this course is offered ...
4.5
CH142 General Chemistry 2
This course is a continuation of CH141 General Chemistry 1. Topics include chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, chemical and solution equilibrium, descriptive organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of elements. Prerequisite: CH141 General Chemistry 1. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
HI101 History of Civ 1
This course introduces the nature and study of history, and covers the emergence and development of Eurasian civilization to about 1500 A.D. in the Near East, India, China, Europe, the Western Hemisphere, and Africa. Attention is given to religion in these civilizations and on the rise of the West to a position of world power during the Middle Ages. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MA150 Precalculus
This course prepares students for calculus through a study of the properties and graphs of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Topics include an introduction to mathematical argument and conic sections. Emphasis is placed on the function concept and the appropriate use of the language of mathematics. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA125 College Algebra & Trigonometry. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Third Semester
5.0
CH247 Organic Chemistry 1
This course introduces organic chemistry for science and engineering students. It includes a systematic study of classes of carbon compounds. It stresses reaction mechanisms, methods of synthesis, structured optical activity, chemical physical properties, and nomenclature. Topics included alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds, stereochemistry, and spectroscopy. Prerequisites: CH141 General Chemistry 1 and CH142 General Chemistry 2. See when this course is offered ...
HI X05 History Elective
4.0
MA151 Calculus 1
This is the first in a sequence of three courses in analytic geometry and calculus for students intending to transfer to programs requiring a thorough background in calculus. Topics include limits and continuity, differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions, and indefinite and definite integration. Applications are included. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA150 Precalculus. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
SE X20 Natural Science Elective
Fourth Semester
5.0
CH248 Organic Chemistry 2
This course is a continuation of CH247 Organic Chemistry 1 in developing the topics of: spectroscopy, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, carboxylic acids and their functional derivatives, aldehydes and ketones, carbanions, amines, and phenols. The laboratory exercises introduce multi-step synthesis and the analysis of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CH247 Organic Chemistry 1. See when this course is offered ...
HU X08 Humanities Electives
4.0
MA152 Calculus 2
This is the second in a sequence of three courses in calculus for students intending to transfer to programs requiring a thorough background in calculus. Topics include the integration of trigonometric functions, the differentiation and integration of the logarithmic, exponential, and inverse trigonometric functions, further techniques in integration, L’Hopital’s Rule, improper integrals, and infinite series. Applications are included. Prerequisite: MA151 Calculus 1. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
SE X21 Natural Science Elective


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