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Liberal Arts & Sciences - Mathematics & Science A.S. Allied Health Concentration

The Program (HEGIS Code 5649) - JCC is no longer accepting students into this program effective October 15, 2017.

The Liberal Arts Mathematics and Science A.S. 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. This 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 one of the following concentrations that best fits his/her career interest.



Allied Health

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.

Allied Health Concentration

The Allied Health Concentration of the Mathematics & Science A.S. degree program is designed to prepare students for transfer to institutions offering baccalaureate degrees in various health-related professions. When working in the allied health field you are involved (directly or indirectly) with patient health and are considered a valued health care provider. A number of careers are available via the allied health concentration degree and transfer to an upper division institution including, but not limited to, athletic training, cardiovascular perfusion technology, cytotechnology, dental hygiene, dietetics, medical technology, nuclear medicine technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, radiation therapy technology, radiography, respiratory therapy technology, and speech language pathology. In order to be prepared for entrance in to the A.S. degree program, potential students should have a background in high school biology, chemistry and algebra course work.

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Liberal Arts and Science:  Mathematics and Science A.S. degree program concentration in Allied Health will:

  • 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.

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 allied health concentration is the pathway for students who wish to pursue careers in the following vocations:

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

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 Spring 2015)
Credit Hours
Mathematics & Sciences Requirements (32 Credit Hours)
Mathematics:  MTH 155 or higher (excluding MTH 166) (2 courses)
Science: (4 courses)
BIO 251: Anatomy & Physiology 1
BIO 252: Anatomy & Physiology 2
CHE 131: General Chemistry 1
BIO 131, CHE 130, CHE 132, or PHY 131
Mathematics*** or Science Electives* (3 courses)
Computer Science
CIS 110: Introduction to Computing with Microcomputers or higher
Humanities  (9 Credit Hours)
ENG 101: Research and Composition
ENG 102: Literature and Composition
Humanities Elective (one course must be selected from either the Arts or Foreign Language in the SUNY General Education Course Listing)
Social Science (6 Credit Hours)
Social Science Electives (2 courses) (Courses must include two different offerings from the SUNY General Education Course Listing  within the areas of Social Science, American History, Western Civilization, and Other World Civilizations.)
Social Science/Humanities Elective (3 Credit Hours)
Free Electives (9 Credit Hours)
Physical Education (1 Credit Hour)

* Restricted Elective courses in mathematics, laboratory sciences, and science 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 155  and higher (excluding MTH 166)


For More Information

John Penrose, Professor of Chemistry

Linda Dittrich, Associate Vice President for Math/Science, Technology, Health and Business

Application and Admissions Information
Office of Admissions
315-786-2277 or Toll Free 1-888-435-6522