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Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science

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AA Degree – Code #0645

Simon Whitehouse, Department Chair and Program Coordinator
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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

  • Demonstrate competence in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, data analysis, and quantitative reasoning.
  • Demonstrate methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
  • Employ proficient written and verbal communication skills.
  • Students will identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own and others' work and develop well-reasoned arguments.
  • Students will 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.
  • Students will successfully transfer to a bachelor's or terminal associate degree.

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Alfred State liberal arts and 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 – 100% are employed; 0% continued their education.

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Entrance Requirements/recommendations

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

Recommended: Both Chemistry and Physics 

Required Course Prerequisites

If students do not place into MATH 1033 College Algebra, MATH 1084 Calculus I, MATH 1323 Quantitative Reasoning, 1034 College Algebra of Functions, 1054 Precalculus, or 2124 Statistical Methods & Analysis, then MATH 1014 Algebra Concepts is a required prerequisite for completion of the major.

If students do not place into PHYS 1024 General Physics I or PHYS 1044 College Physics I, then PHYS 1014 Introductory Physics is a required prerequisite for completion of this major.

Office of Accessibility Services

Students who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to properly participate in this program may contact Melanie Ryan in the Office of Accessibility Services. This office may be contacted by email at  or by phone at 607-587-4506. Please keep in mind that some accommodations may take time to implement, so students seeking accommodations are encouraged to contact OAS as early as possible.

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math and Science - AA Degree



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


XXXX xxx3 Literature Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Mathematics 3-4
XXXX xxx4 Laboratory Science 4
GLST 2113 Global & Diverse Perspectives 3
XXXX xxx3 Computer Language or Philosophy Elective 3


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


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


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.