Liberal Arts and Sciences: Math/Science

The liberal arts and sciences - math/science degree emphasizes the development of strong analytical skills and the background you need to excel in a changing technological world. A broad range of courses is available, including calculus, microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, physics, and computer programming. Recent graduates have transferred to a variety of colleges and universities and majored in Adolescence Education, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Nutrition Sciences, Physics, and Science Writing for the Public.

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Transfer Options

Transfer Options

Recent transfer institutions include:

  • Binghamton University
  • Canisius College
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • SUNY College at Cortland
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Ithaca College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute

 

Degree Requirements

A.S.
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 62 credits
ENGL100, Academic Writing I (C or better), 3 cr.
A student exempted from ENGL 100 must substitute a three-credit unrestricted elective. The course should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor. 
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Choose one course from the courses listed below:
ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL204, Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
FSS138, Freshman Seminar - Math/Science, 1 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select 1 course from the list below:
HSTY 225 approved for satisfaction of SUNY GEN ED American History only 
if an 85 or higher score is earned on the New York State Regents U.S. 
History & Government Exam. 

HSTY101, Development of the Western Tradition I, 3 cr.
HSTY102, Development of the Western Tradition II, 3 cr.
HSTY201, American History to 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY202, American History Since 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY225, African American History, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Math/Science Course Pairs
Choose 2 course sets from the following groups. Each set (pair of courses) must be from a different group.
Minimum 14 credits required. Must include one 8-credit pair. 
Biology group Schedule
BIOL101, Principles of Biology I,
and BIOL102, Principles of Biology II, Total Credits: 6
  OR
BIOL104, General Biology I,
and BIOL105, General Biology II, Total Credits: 8
BIOL101: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BIOL102: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BIOL104: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BIOL105: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi

Chemistry group Schedule
CHEM101, Principles of Chemistry I,
and CHEM102, Principles of Chemistry II, Total Credits: 8
  OR
CHEM107, General Chemistry I,
and CHEM108, General Chemistry II, Total Credits: 8
CHEM101: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
CHEM102: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
CHEM107: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
CHEM108: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi

Math group Schedule
MATH200, Statistics,
and MATH202, Calculus II, Total Credits: 7
  OR
MATH202, Calculus II,
and MATH203, Calculus III, Total Credits: 8
MATH200: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH202: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH202: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH203: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi

Physics group Schedule
PHSC104, General Physics I,
and PHSC105, General Physics II, Total Credits: 8
  OR
PHSC211, Physics I (Mechanics and Heat),
and PHSC212, Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism), Total Credits: 8
PHSC104: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
PHSC105: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
PHSC211: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
PHSC212: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi

CAPS121, Introduction to Spreadsheets, 1 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 6 credits from the courses listed below:
Minimum 6 credits required. Credit can be awarded 
for only one course in each of the 
following pairs: BIOL 101/104, BIOL 102/105, 
CHEM 101/107,CHEM 102/108 

ASTR@
BIOL@
CHEM@
CSCI160, Computer Science I, 3 cr.
CSCI165, Computer Science II, 3 cr.
CSCI205, Computer Science III-Data Structures, 3 cr.
ENVS101, Introduction to Environmental Science, 3 cr.
ENVS102, Technology and the Environment, 3 cr.
GEOL@
METR@
MATH@
PHSC@
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select 1 course from the list below:
ARAB101, Arabic I, 3 cr.
ARAB102, Arabic II, 3 cr.
CHIN101, Mandarin Chinese I, 3 cr.
CHIN102, Mandarin Chinese II, 3 cr.
CRJU217, Ethics in Criminal Justice, 3 cr.
ENGL102, Approaches to Literature, 3 cr.
ENGL205, American Literature I, 3 cr.
ENGL206, American Literature II, 3 cr.
ENGL208, Intro to Native American Literature, 3 cr.
ENGL215, Short Fiction, 3 cr.
ENGL220, Literature for Children, 3 cr.
ENGL225, World Literature I, 3 cr.
ENGL226, World Literature II, 3 cr.
ENGL227, Fundamentals of Creative Writing, 3 cr.
ENGL229, Introduction to Poetry, 3 cr.
ENGL233, Film Analysis, 3 cr.
ENGL245, Survey of British Literature I, 3 cr.
ENGL246, Survey of British Literature II, 3 cr.
ENGL248, Contemporary Women Writers, 3 cr.
ENVS105, Environmental Ethics, 3 cr.
FREN101, French I, 3 cr.
FREN102, French II, 3 cr.
FREN201, Intermediate French I, 3 cr.
FREN202, Intermediate French II, 3 cr.
GERM101, Beginning German I, 3 cr.
GERM102, Beginning German II, 3 cr.
HUMN232, Introduction to World Religions, 3 cr.
ITAL101, Italian I, 3 cr.
ITAL102, Italian II, 3 cr.
PHIL101, Introduction to Philosophy, 3 cr.
PHIL201, Contemporary Moral Issues, 3 cr.
RUSN101, Russian I, 3 cr.
RUSN102, Russian II, 3 cr.
SOCE150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCE258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.
SOCI220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
SOCI225
SPAN101, Beginning Spanish I, 4 cr.
SPAN102, Beginning Spanish II, 3 cr.
SPAN201, Intermediate Spanish I, 3 cr.
SPAN202, Intermediate Spanish II, 3 cr.
WGST248, Contemporary Women Writers, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select 1 course from the list below:
The course should be selected in consultation with the student's 
advisor and cannot be from the category satisfied by the 
History Elective requirement. 

ANTH202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
ANTH260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
ARAB101, Arabic I, 3 cr.
ARAB102, Arabic II, 3 cr.
ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
ART102, History and Appreciation of Art II, 3 cr.
ART109, Graphic Design, 3 cr.
ART110, Design I, 3 cr.
ART111, Photography I, 3 cr.
ART112, Photography II, 3 cr.
ART114, Design II, 3 cr.
ART115, Painting I, 3 cr.
ART120, Drawing I, 3 cr.
ART122, Drawing II, 3 cr.
ART130, Ceramics, 3 cr.
ART180, Typography, 3 cr.
ART200, Illustration, 3 cr.
ART270, Computer Graphics I, 3 cr.
ART271, Computer Graphics II, 3 cr.
CHIN101, Mandarin Chinese I, 3 cr.
CHIN102, Mandarin Chinese II, 3 cr.
ENGL105, Beginning Acting, 3 cr.
ENGL200, Screenwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL212, Fiction Writing, 3 cr.
ENGL255, Writing the Dramatic Television Series, 3 cr.
ENGL256, Playwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.
ENGL262, Poetry Writing, 3 cr.
FREN101, French I, 3 cr.
FREN102, French II, 3 cr.
FREN201, Intermediate French I, 3 cr.
FREN202, Intermediate French II, 3 cr.
GERM101, Beginning German I, 3 cr.
GERM102, Beginning German II, 3 cr.
HSTY110, World History to 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY111, World History Since 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY215, History of Latin America, 3 cr.
HSTY245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
HSTY252, Native American History: Colonial Policies, 3 cr.
HSTY260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
HUMN232, Introduction to World Religions, 3 cr.
IED260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
ITAL101, Italian I, 3 cr.
ITAL102, Italian II, 3 cr.
MUSI101, Music Appreciation, 3 cr.
POSC245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
POSC260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
RECR215, Recreation and the Expressive Arts, 3 cr.
RECR150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
RUSN101, Russian I, 3 cr.
RUSN102, Russian II, 3 cr.
SOCE150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCE258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.
SOCI220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
SOCI225
SPAN101, Beginning Spanish I, 4 cr.
SPAN102, Beginning Spanish II, 3 cr.
SPAN201, Intermediate Spanish I, 3 cr.
SPAN202, Intermediate Spanish II, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 12 credits from the courses listed below:
Courses should be selected in consultation with 
the student's advisor and should be based on the 
requirements at the intended four-year institution. 
Up to 3 FITN credits may be used toward Unrestricted 
Electives requirements. 

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SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.