LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: SCIENCE EMPHASIS / A.S. DEGREE

Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
Hegis Code: 5649, CIP Code - 24.0101

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: LABI-AS, LAFR-AS, LAGE-AS
(LAAS-AS, LAME-AS), LASC-AS, LAPH-AS
 
Admission Procedures and Requirements
Entering students must have a minimum high school average of 80 including three years of science and completion of high school mathematics sequence through Algebra2/Trig. or equivalent. Students already enrolled in college need MAT111. Students are admitted on a rolling basis, fall and spring, with most students who meet minimum standards admitted.

NOTE: Upper-level science courses are currently not offered at the Eastern Campus on a regular basis. Eastern Campus science students may be required to complete the upper-level science sequence at the Ammerman Campus.

BIOLOGY OPTION (LABI-AS)

This option is designed for students planning a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, scientific research, applied science, environmental science or the teaching of science in schools and colleges. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates usually transfer as juniors to four-year colleges where they complete the baccalaureate degree before proceeding to graduate school and professional study in their chosen field.

FIRST SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
BIO150: Modern Biology I 4
CHE133: College Chemistry I 4
COL101: College Seminar 1
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
MAT141: Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
Physical Education 1
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 19 credits Credits
BIO152: Modern Biology II 4
CHE134: College Chemistry II 4
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
Humanitites Elective 3
MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
Physical Education 1
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 17-18 credits Credits
*♦ Restricted Biology Elective 4
** History Elective 3
Humanitites Elective 3
PHY130 / 132: Physics I
or PHY101: College Physics I
or CHE250: Organic Chemistry I
4-5
Social Sciences Elective 3
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16-19 credits Credits
2 Liberal Arts and Science Electives 6-8
PHY230 / 232: Physics II
or PHY102: College Physics II
or CHE251: Organic Chemistry II
4-5
Humanitites Elective 3
Social Sciences Elective 3
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 69-73
     
CHEMISTRY OPTION (LASC-AS)

This option is designed for students planning a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, scientific research, applied science or the teaching of science in schools and colleges. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates usually transfer as juniors to four-year colleges where they pursue a baccalaureate degree before proceeding to graduate school and professional study in their chosen field.

FIRST SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
CHE133: College Chemistry I 4
COL101: College Seminar 1
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
Humanitites Elective 3
Social Sciences Elective 3
Physical Education 1
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
CHE134: College Chemistry II 4
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
Humanitites Elective 3
MAT141: Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
Social Sciences Elective 3
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
CHE250: Organic Chemistry I 5
Humanitites Elective 3
MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
PHY130 / 132: Physics I
4
Physical Education 1
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 18-20 credits Credits
CHE251: Organic Chemistry II 5
** History Elective 3
2 Liberal Arts and Science Electives 6-8
PHY230 / 232: Physics Ii 4
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 67-69
     
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE OPTION (LAGE-AS, LAAS-AS, LAME-AS)

This option is for students planning a career in scientific research, applied science or the teaching of science in schools and colleges. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates usually transfer as juniors to four-year colleges where they pursue the baccalaureate degree before proceeding to graduate school and professional study in their chosen field. Separate sequences are offered in astronomy, geology and meteorology, as described below.

ASTRONOMY SEQUENCE / LAAS-AS  
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
COL101: College Seminar 1
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
AST101: Astronomy of the Solar System 4
Humanitites Elective 3
Physical Education 1
Social Sciences Elective 3
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
AST102: Astronomy of Stars and Galaxies 4
HIS101: Western Civilization I
or HIS102: Western Civilization II
or HIS107: Modern World History
3
Humanitites Elective 3
MAT141: Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
AST201: Observational Astronomy 4
HIS103: Foundations of American History
or HIS104: Modern American History
or HIS118: Major World Cultures
or HIS119: The Far Eastern World
or HIS120: History of Religion
3
MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
PHY130 / 132: Physics I 4
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 14-16 credits Credits
Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives 6-8
Humanitites Elective 3
PHY230 / 232: Physics II 4
Physical Education 1
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 61-63
     
GEOLOGY SEQUENCE / LAGE-AS  
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
CHE133: College Chemistry I 4
COL101: College Seminar 1
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
ESC101: Introduction to Geology 4
Humanitites Elective 3
Physical Education 1
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
CHE134: College Chemistry II 4
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
HIS101: Western Civilization I
or HIS102: Western Civilization II
or HIS107: Modern World History
3
Humanitites Elective 3
MAT141: Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
ESC102: Evolution of Earth and Life 4
HIS103: Foundations of American History
or HIS104: Modern American History
or HIS118: Major World Cultures
or HIS119: The Far Eastern World
or HIS120: History of Religion
3
MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
PHY130 / 132: Physics I 4
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 14-15 credits Credits
Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives 3-4
Social Sciences Elective 3
Humanitites Elective 3
PHY230 / 232: Physics II 4
Physical Education 1
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 62-63
     
METEOROLOGY SEQUENCE / LAME-AS  
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
CHE133: College Chemistry I 4
COL101: College Seminar 1
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
MET101: Introduction to Weather 4
Humanitites Elective 3
Physical Education 1
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
CHE134: College Chemistry II 4
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
HIS101: Western Civilization I
or HIS102: Western Civilization II
or HIS107: Modern World History
3
MET103: Global Climate Change 3
MAT141: Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 14 credits Credits
Humanitites Elective 3
HIS103: Foundations of American History
or HIS104: Modern American History
or HIS118: Major World Cultures
or HIS119: The Far Eastern World
or HIS120: History of Religion
3
MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
PHY130 / 132: Physics I 4
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
Humanitites Elective 3
Social Sciences Elective 3
MAT203: Calculus with Analytical Geometry III 4
PHY230 / 232: Physics II 4
Physical Education 1
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 62
     
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE / FORESTRY OPTION (LAFR-AS)

This option is designed for, but not limited to, students intending to transfer to the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse to major in Environmental Resource Management. Students who wish to pursue careers in landscape architecture, environmental planning or environmental analysis should consult an Environmental Science faculty advisor.

FIRST SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
CHE133: College Chemistry I 4
COL101: College Seminar 1
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
ENV128: Contemporary Environmental Problems 3
MAT141: Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
Physical Education 1
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
BIO150: Modern Biology I 4
CHE134: College Chemistry II 4
ENG121: Technical Writing 3
MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
Physical Education 1
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
BIO152: Modern Biology II 4
COM101: Introduction to Human Communication 3
Humanitites Elective 3
PHY130 / 132: Physics I 4
Social Sciences Elective 3
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
BIO210: Field Biology and Ecology 4
** History Elective 3
Humanitites Elective 3
PHY230 / 232: Physics II 4
Social Sciences Elective 3
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 66
     
PHYSICS OPTION (LAPH-AS)

The Physics Option is for students planning a career in scientific research, applied science or science teaching. Graduates of this program usually transfer as juniors to four-year colleges where they pursue the baccalaureate degree before proceeding to graduate school and professional study in their chosen field.

FIRST SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
COL101: College Seminar 1
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
Humanitites Elective 3
** Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
MAT141: Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
Social Sciences Elective 3
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
PHY130 / 132: Physics I 4
Physical Education 1
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
Humanitites Elective 3
MAT203: Calculus with Analytical Geometry III 4
MAT204: Differential Equations 4
PHY230 / 232: Physics II 4
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
** History Elective 3
PHY245/ 246: Physics III 4
Social Sciences Elective 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3-4
Physical Education 1
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 68
     

*To be selected from BIO210, BIO262, BIO270 or BIO272.
**To be selected from HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS107, HIS118, HIS119 or HIS120.
To be selected from SOC101, POL103, ECO111 or ECO112.
Recommended Electives: ENS118, ENS119, CHE133, CHE134.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
 NOTE: 1) PHY230-232 is not offered on the Grant campus.
2) Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY General Education Requirements for selecting courses.
3) See Transfer Agreements for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
English 6 credits
Humanities 3-9 credits
Social Sciences 6-9 credits
Mathematics 8-20 credits
Biology 0-20 credits
Chemistry 0-18 credits
Earth and Space Science 0-12 credits
Physics 0-16 credits
Environment 0-3 credits
Liberal Arts and Sciences 0-8 credits
College Seminar 1 credits
Physical Education 2 credits