Liberal Arts & Sciences - Mathematics & Science A.S.

The Program (HEGIS Code 5649)

This degree program is designed to prepare the student for transfer to a four year institution and provide the student with the basic sciences, mathematics, and liberal arts courses necessary for transfer. The Liberal Arts Mathematics and Science A.S. degree is appropriate for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers in mathematics, the sciences, medical and health professions, architecture, and education. The student, assisted by his/her advisor, must choose a concentration (Mathematics, Science, or Allied Health) that best fits his/her career interest.

A Math/Science student is expected to have completed three or four years of high school mathematics, two or three years of traditional sciences and four years of English. Lack of this preparation may lengthen the time necessary to complete the degree requirements.

Mathematics and science students are expected to understand arithmetic, algebraic, geometric and statistical methods and to learn the general nature of scientific investigation, including the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena. Graduates of this program should be able to combine scientific data and concepts with quantitative reasoning in problem solving and to interpret formulas and graphs, as well as evaluate alternatives, so as to select optimal results.

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Liberal Arts and Science:  Mathematics and Science program with an A.S. degree will:

Allied Health:

  • Recognize the components of the scientific method.
  • Conduct experiments, collect and analyze data, and evaluate experimental hypotheses.
  • Demonstrate application of scientific information to understanding of natural science concepts.
  • Successfully meet 7 of the 10 SUNY General Education categories.

 Mathematics:

  • Demonstrate the fundamental techniques and methods utilized in the Calculus sequence.
  • Demonstrate the depth of knowledge in mathematical topics outside of the Calculus sequence.
  • Demonstrate methods used in the sciences to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
  • Successfully meet 7 of the 10 SUNY General Education categories.

 Science:

  • Recognize the components of the scientific method.
  • Conduct experiments, collect and analyze data, and evaluate experimental hypotheses.
  • Cemonstrate application of scientific information to understanding of natural science concepts.
  • Successfully meet 7 of the 10 SUNY General Education categories.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Mathematics & Science degree program are prepared to continue their education at a transfer institution in a variety of mathematics, science, and allied health majors. This degree program is the pathway for students who wish to pursue careers in the following vocations:

Allied Health

  • Cardiovascular Perfusionist
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Paramedic
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Radiographer
  • Respiratory Therapist

Mathematics

  • Actuary
  • Architect
  • Auditor
  • Bio-mathematician
  • Computer Scientist
  • Cost Estimator
  • Cryptologist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Interplanetary Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Mathematics Educator
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Statistician

Science

  • Agriculture Biotechnologist
  • Biologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Chemist
  • Chiropractor
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forensic Science Technologist
  • Forester
  • Geologist
  • Lab Technician
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician
  • Physicist
  • Secondary Science Educator
  • Veterinarian

Transfer Opportunities

As a graduate of Jefferson, you will have many transfer opportunities to consider and will be able to choose from a wide variety of colleges and universities to pursue your baccalaureate degree.  Jefferson has partnered with some select academic institutions and developed agreements that help students transfer smoothly to specific baccalaureate programs.  Currently, formal agreements exist with: 

Clarkson University, Environmental & Occupational Health, B.S.
Clarkson University, Environmental Science & Policy, B.S.
Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Science - Various Programs
New York’s Chiropractic College
Paul Smith’s College
SUNY Alfred State College, Forensic Science Technology, B.S.
SUNY Cobleskill, Agricultural Biotechnology, B.S.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SUNY Empire State College
SUNY Potsdam
SUNY Upstate Medical University

 

Degree Requirements (Effective Fall 2014) Credit Hours
   
CORE REQUIREMENTS (32 Credit Hours)
 
   
Humanities and Social Science Requirements (21 Credit Hours)  
ENG 101: Research and Composition    3
ENG 102: Literature and Composition  3
Humanities Electives        6
Social Science Electives      9
   
Free Electives      9
   
Physical Education     2
   
Concentrations (Choose one)
 
   
Mathematics Concentration (34-39 Credit Hours)
 
Mathematics & Sciences Requirements  (28-32 Credit Hours)  
Mathematics
MTH 221: Calculus 1
MTH 222: Calculus 2
MTH 241: Calculus 3
4
4
4
Science* (2 courses)       7-8
Mathematics and Science Electives
Complete three of the following: MTH 174, MTH 184, MTH 242, MTH 245,
PHY 131 or higher, SCI 199, or CIS 216
9-12
   
Computer Science
CIS 116:  Introductory Programming or higher      
3
 
 
Math, Science, or Social Science Elective:
Complete one of the following: MTH 174, MTH 184, MTH 242, MTH 245,
PHY 131 or higher, SCI 199, CIS 216, or a Social Science
3-4

 

 
Science Concentration (34-39 Credit Hours)
 
Mathematics & Sciences Requirements (31-36 Credit Hours)  
Mathematics: MTH 174: Mathematical Probability and Statistics 1 or higher (2 courses)   6-8
Science: (4 courses)  
CHE 131: General Chemistry 1
CHE 132: General Chemistry 2
one  additional science sequence from the following BIO 131/132, GEO 131/132,
PHY 131/132, PHY 143/144, CHE 211/212
4
4
8
Mathematics** or Science* Electives (3 courses) 9-12
   
Computer Science
CIS 110: Introduction to Computing with Microcomputers or higher
3

 

 
Allied Health Concentration (34-39 Credit Hours)
 
Mathematics & Sciences Requirements (31-36 Credit Hours)  
Mathematics: MTH 155 or higher (excluding MTH 166) (2 courses) 6-8
BIO 203: Anatomy and Physiology 1
BIO 204: Anatomy and Physiology 2
4
4
Mathematics*** or Science elective* (3 courses) 9-12
CHE 131: General Chemistry 1 4
BIO 131 or CHE 130 or CHE 132 or PHY 131  4
   
Computer Science
CIS 110: Introduction to Computing with Microcomputers or higher 
3
   
TOTAL 66-71
* Courses that satisfy the requirements for mathematics, laboratory sciences, and science electives are:
Biology: BIO 131 and higher
Chemistry: CHE 130 and higher
Geology: GEO 131 and higher
Physics: PHY 131 and higher
Science: SCI 199
Math:  ** MTH 184 and higher
    *** MTH 155 and higher (excluding MTH 166)

 

For More Information

John Penrose, Professor of Chemistry
jpenrose@sunyjefferson.edu
315-786-2231

Lawrence Danforth, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
ldanforth@sunyjefferson.edu

315-786-6553

Linda Dittrich, Associate Vice President for Math/Science, Technology, Health and Business
ldittrich@sunyjefferson.edu
315-786-2323

Application and Admissions Information
Office of Admissions
admissions@sunyjefferson.edu
315-786-2277 or Toll Free 1-888-435-6522