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, LASC-AS, LAGE-AS
(LAAS-AS, LAME-AS), LAFR-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: College Biology I: Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
CHE133: College Chemistry I 4
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
LIB101: Introduction to College Research (Recommended)
or COL101: College Seminar
1
MAT141: Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
Physical Education 1
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
BIO151: College Biology II: Organismal Biology 4
CHE134: College Chemistry II 4
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
Physical Education 1
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 17-18 credits Credits
ANT103: Physical Anthropology 3
BIO252: College Biology III: Organisms and Ecosystems 4
COM101: Introduction to Human Communication 3
GEO101: World Regional Geography 3
PHY130 / 132: Physics I
or PHY101: College Physics I
or CHE250: Organic Chemistry I
4-5
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 14-15 credits Credits
*♦ Intermediate Biology 4
PHY230 / 232: Physics II
or PHY102: College Physics II
or CHE251: Organic Chemistry II
4-5
Foreign Language Elective 3
** History Elective 3
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 64
     
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: 15-16 credits Credits
CHE133: College Chemistry I 4
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
LIB101: Introduction to College Research (Recommended)
or COL101: College Seminar
1
ART/MUS/THR or Foreign Language Elective 3
Social Sciences Elective 3
Physical Education (PED174 Recommended) 1-2
     
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: 16 credits Credits
CHE250: Organic Chemistry I 5
Humanitites Elective 3
MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
PHY130 / 132: Physics I
4
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
CHE251: Organic Chemistry II 5
** History Elective 3
*** Restricted Mathematics or Science Elective 4
PHY230 / 232: Physics II 4
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 64-65
     
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
(Recommend MAT203)
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: 17 credits Credits
CHE133: College Chemistry I 4
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
ENV101: Introduction to Environmental Sciences 4
LIB101: Introduction to College Research (Recommended)
or COL101: College Seminar
1
MAT141: Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
Physical Education 1
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
BIO150: College Biology I: Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
CHE134: College Chemistry II 4
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
Physical Education 1
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
BIO252: College Biology III: Organisms and Ecosystems 4
COM101: Introduction to Human Communication 3
GEO101: World Regional Geography 3
PHY130 / 132: Physics I
or PHY101: College Physics I
4
Social Sciences Elective 3
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 14 credits Credits
BIO210: Field Biology and Ecology 4
** History Elective 3
Humanitites Elective 3
PHY230 / 232: Physics II
or PHY102: College Physics II
4
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 64
     
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: 16 credits Credits
CHE133: College Chemistry I 4
COL101: College Seminar 1
CST112: Introduction to Programming 4
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
MAT141: Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
CHE134: College Chemistry II 4
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
PHY130 / 132: Physics I 4
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
HIS101: Western Civilization I
or HIS102: Western Civilization II
or HIS107: Modern World History
3
MAT203: Calculus with Analytical Geometry III 4
MAT204: Differential Equations 4
PHY230 / 232: Physics II 4
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 18 credits Credits
Foreign Language Elective 3
MAT206: Linear Algebra 4
PHY245 / 246: Physics III 4
PHY247 / 248: Modern Physics 4
Social Sciences Elective 3
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 64
     

*To be selected from BIO210, BIO262, BIO270, BIO272, or BIO274.
**To be selected from HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS107, HIS118, HIS119, or HIS120.
***To be selected from CHE200, MAT203, MAT204, MAT205, or PHY245 / PHY246.
To be selected from SOC101, POL103, ECO111, or ECO112.
ART or Foreign Language Elective recommended.
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
History 3-6 credits
Social Sciences 3-6 credits
Mathematics 8-20 credits
Science 11-20 credits
Liberal Arts and Sciences 0-8 credits
College Seminar 1 credit 
Physical Education 1-2 credits