The Associate in Science degree program is a two-year university-parallel program recommended for those who plan to transfer to a four-year school with a major in science or a science-oriented field. Preparation for professional fields such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and chiropractic can be initiated with this program.
The student entering this program should be well grounded in mathematics and sciences at the high school level, since this is the major emphasis of the program. An entering student should have three years of Regents mathematics and three years of Regents science or their equivalent. A student with less preparation will require more time to complete the program.
Graduation Requirements (61-63 credits)
Graduates of the Liberal Arts and Sciences – AS will have demonstrated:
knowledge of the principles of chemistry, mathematics, and either biology or physics, depending on their chosen path of study,
the ability to conduct scientific experiments using the scientific method,
the ability to work safely and effectively in a laboratory environment, using a variety of laboratory equipment, and
the critical thinking skills necessary to draw conclusions from scientific data.
Graduates will also be able to transfer to four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree in science.