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LA&S Mathematics & Science AS

Total Credit Hours: 63-64

This curriculum is designed to serve the interests of 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. Areas of study available: • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, and General Science — Mathematics and Natural Science Department. • Geology and Physics — Physical Sciences, Engineering and Applied Technologies Department. • Physical Education and Sports Medicine — Physical Education and Athletics Department. General requirements: A. At least six of these 30 credits shall be from Language and Humanities, to include EN101 and EN102. B. At least six of these 30 credits shall be from the following social science areas: BM101 Survey of Economics, PY101 Introduction to General Psychology, SO101 Introduction to Sociology, AN101 Biological Anthropology, or PS101 American National Government. C. At least six of these 30 credits shall be in mathematics, at a level approved by the Department administering the program. D. At least eight of these 30 credits shall be in laboratory science, at a level approved by the Department administering the program. E. 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. See program of study listed for additional credits to meet student objectives. Students must meet with an advisor to develop a comprehensive plan for meeting graduation requirements.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 Provide the students the opportunity to communicate results of scientific inquiry
  • 1a Students will produce and submit clear written reports of scientific inquiry.
Goal 2 Provide students with opportunities to collect, organize, and evaluate scientific information
  • 2a Students will identify the underlying scientific concepts of laboratory exercises.
  • 2b Students will acquire, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of different sources.
  • 2c Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to collect data.
  • 2d Students will analyze and interpret data in a written scientific lab report.
Goal 3 To provide students the opportunity to work in groups and diverse experiences and interactions.
  • 3a Students will work collaboratively in the laboratory demonstrating skill toward the completion of a common project.
  • 3b Students will attend DGV events and complete online DGV modules.
Goal 4 To prepare students to demonstrate analytical and computational skills
  • 4a Students will be able to present and interpret data using appropriate scale and format.
  • 4b Students will be able to quantify evolutionary processes.
Goal 5 To provide students with a sound academic curriculum for transfer to a related baccalaureate institution
  • 5a Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
  • 5b Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
Goal 6 To prepare mathematics majors to utilize appropriate technology
  • 6a Graduates will complete all required course work in the program including math through algebra and trigonometry, Biology 1 and 2, and Chemistry 1 and 2, and two lab science electives
  • 6b Graduates will complete seven of the ten SUNY silos of General Education.
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
First Semester
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
EN101 English 1: Composition C-3 Cr-3 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 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. Student Learning Outcomes: 1) Demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas in a clear and concise manner through informative, argumentative, formal and informal writing at a level suitable for successful college students. 2) Develop a practical and fundamental understanding of the relationship and interaction between the writer and the reader while exploring human knowledge, values, ethics, language, and social institutions. 3) Broaden the student’s intellectual autonomy and their ability to use language for the purposes of reading, writing, learning, communicating, and critical thinking. 4) Gain a practical understanding of primary and secondary sources and how to properly utilize and cite these sources. 5) Discuss the history and methodology of rhetoric and composition. 6) Exhibit clear concise writing skills in both professional and academic writing. 7) Achieve a level of writing fluency satisfactory for success in college courses. 8) Display a clear understanding of proper documentation procedures to avoid plagiarism. See when this course is offered ...
Social Science (GE Core) Elective
3.0
Mathematics Elective
3.0
Program Elective (Restrictive)
4.0
Program Elective (Restrictive)
3.0
PE Elective
0.5
(PM Elective for students transfering into PE and PE172 should be taken for students transfering into Sports Medicine degrees)
Second Semester
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 ...
Social Science (GE Core) Elective
3.0
Mathematics Elective
3.0
Program Elective (Restrictive)
3.0
Program Elective (Restrictive)
3.0
PE Elective
0.5
Third Semester
Program Elective (Restrictive)
3.0
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 ...
Natural Science Elective
4.0
Program Elective (Restrictive)
3.0
PM Elective
0.5
Forth Semester
3.0
HI102 History of Civ 2
This course is concerned with civilizations and their influences on each other in the modern world. It traces the rise of the West to a position of world dominance and its impact on non-Western societies. Emphasis is placed on the major forces that have shaped the contemporary world - industrialization, urbanization, nationalism, militarism, imperialism, democracy, and communism. See when this course is offered ...
Humanities Elective
3.0
Natural Science Elective
4.0
Program Elective (Restrictive)
3.0
Program Elective (Restrictive)
3.0
PE Elective
0.5


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