Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science

AA Degree – Code #0645

Dr. Kathleen Ebert, Program Coordinator

Email address: ebertkc@alfredstate.edu

The mathematics and science emphasis serves students who wish to transfer and enter career programs which depend upon a background in mathematics and/or science.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

MATHEMATICS: demonstrate competence in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, data analysis, and quantitative reasoning.

NATURAL SCIENCES: demonstrate understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.

COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION: Employ proficient written and verbal communication skills, including the appropriate uses of technology.

REASONING: identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own and others' work and develop well-reasoned argument.

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: perform the basic operations of personal computer use, understand and use basic research techniques and locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources.

Transferability: Students will successfully transfer to a bachelor or associate degree.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State liberal arts & sciences: math and science graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

This program offers two options: liberal arts & sciences: math & science or pre-environmental science & forestry. The first allows students the opportunity to concentrate in either math and/or science. This program is designed in such a way that the student and adviser work together to match courses at Alfred State with first- and second-year courses at the desired transfer school so that the student may enter a baccalaureate program as a full third-year student. Some typical fields of study which graduates choose to enter are mathematics, statistics, math or science education, physical education, biology, chemistry, physics, physical therapy, athletic training, engineering, pre-med, pre-vet, dentistry, or pharmacy.

Articulation agreements are available with SUNY Pre-Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse (environmental science), New York Chiropractic College, and SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse (joint admission).

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 15 percent are employed; 85 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Biological Science

Forensics

Individual Studies

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science

Pre-Environmental Science & Forestry

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science - AA Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

Freshman Composition

3

Mathematics

3-4

Science

4

Psychology or Sociology

3

Gen. Education Elective

3

Phys Ed Elective

1

17-18

Second

Literature

3

Mathematics

3-4

Science

4

Gen. Education Elective or Philosophy

3

Computer Language or Philosophy Elective

3

16-17

Third

Mathematics and/or Science

6-8

Effective SPeaking

3

Free Elective

6

15-17

Fourth

Mathematics and/or Science

6-8

LA Elective

3

Free Elective

6

15-17

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 61 credit hours is required for graduation with a cumulative index of 2.0. Students must also have a cumulative index of at least 2.0 in mathematics and science sequence courses.