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Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science

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AA Degree – Code #0645

Earl Packard, Department Chair and Program Coordinator
Email address: packared@alfredstate.edu

The mathematics and science emphasis will provide you with a solid foundation in mathematics and/or science, perfect for transferring and entering into career programs that depend on those skills.

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: Employ proficient written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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's or associate degree.

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Programs

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

Continuing Education Opportunities

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 that 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.

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 13 percent are employed; 87 percent continued their education.

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Entrance Requirements/recommendations

Required: Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2/Trigonometry; Biology; Chemistry; or Physics

Recommended: Both Chemistry and Physics 

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science - AA Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

XXXX xxx3 Freshman Composition 3
XXXX xxxx Mathematics 3-4
XXXX xxx4 Science 4
XXXX xxx3 Psychology or Sociology 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen. Education Elective 3
XXXX xxx1 Phys Ed Elective 1
      17-18

Second

XXXX xxx3 Literature 3
XXXX xxx3 Mathematics 3-4
XXXX xxx4 Science 4
XXXX xxx3 Gen. Education Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Computer Language or Philosophy Elective 3
      16-17

Third

XXXX xxxx Mathematics and/or Science 6-8
XXXX xxx3 Effective Speaking 3
XXXX xxx6 Free Elective 6
      15-17

Fourth

XXXX xxxx Mathematics and/or Science 6-8
XXXX xxx9 Free Elective 9
      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.