Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science (A.S.)

HEGIS: 5649

SUNY CODE: 0220

The mission of the science program is to provide the knowledge, skills and values needed to prepare the science major to transfer to upper division programs, and to produce a scientifically literate citizen.

The goals of this program are to:

  • provide students with the educational experiences to explore the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena and to employ appropriate experimental design, critical thinking and methodology to solve problems in the natural sciences;
  • provide students with a comprehensive knowledge base of the natural sciences; and
  • provide students with opportunities to discuss and evaluate current issues in the natural sciences.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • employ appropriate experimental design and methodology, and use critical thinking to analyze scientific data;
  • exhibit basic mastery of content in the natural sciences; and
  • effectively communicate underlying principles as they apply to current issues in the natural sciences.

Career Opportunities/Transfer Information

The science program is designed to prepare students for transfer to upper division programs in a wide variety of science disciplines including biology, biotechnology, chemistry, chiropractic, environmental studies, forestry, forest technology, geology, landscape architecture, medical technology, nursing, pharmacy, pharmacology, physical therapy, physics, plant science, radiologic technology and science education. Graduates of HCCC have transferred to the following institutions: SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse, Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUC at Oswego, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, SUNY Albany, Rochester Institute of Technology, Ithaca College, Utica College, SUC at Oneonta, SUC at Plattsburgh, SUC at Fredonia, SUNY Stony Brook, SUC at Cortland, University of Virginia, University of Massachusetts, Old Dominion, University of Pennsylvania, University of California at Irving, Northeastern Palmer College of Chiropractic and University of Fairbanks. Graduates of HCCC and upper division programs have found employment as:

arborist

forester

pharmacist

biology teacher

forestry consultant

pharmacologist

chemist

genetic engineer

physical therapist

chemistry teacher

GIS technician

physics teacher

chiropractor

ichthyologist

plant pathologist

conservation law officer

landscape architect

public health sanitation worker

environmental education teacher

loggers insurance business

science lab technician

environmental engineer

marine field researcher

science teacher

environmental engineer

medical doctor

smoker jumper

environmental health consultant

optometrist

soil conservationist

environmental law specialist

ornithologist

veterinary technician

environmental manager

park ranger

wildlife biologist

fish culturist

zoologist

fisheries manager

fish hatchery worker

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 105First Yr Student Sem-Science

1

Laboratory Science Electives

8

Mathematics Elective

3-4

Social Science Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:18-19

Mathematics Elective: MA 127 or higher.

Social Science Elective: Student may select any course from the Social Science category.

Laboratory Science Electives

May not be taken without advisor approval:

SC 114Topics Human Biology

3

SC 116Conserv & Environment

3

SC 118Fund of Human Anatomy & Phys

3

Laboratory Science Electives

May not be taken:

SC 125Fund of Gen, Organic & Biochem

4

SC 141Fund of Biology I

4

SC 142Fund of Biology II

4

2nd Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

Laboratory Science Electives

8

Mathematics Elective

3-4

Western Civilization Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:17-18

Mathematics Elective: MA 127 or higher.

Laboratory Science Electives

May not be taken without advisor approval:

SC 114Topics Human Biology

3

SC 116Conserv & Environment

3

SC 118Fund of Human Anatomy & Phys

3

Laboratory Science Electives

May not be taken:

SC 125Fund of Gen, Organic & Biochem

4

SC 141Fund of Biology I

4

SC 142Fund of Biology II

4

Western Civilization Selective

Student must select one (1) of the following:

SS 111History of Western Civ I

3

SS 112History of Western Civ II

3

SS 145World Politics

3

2nd Year

3rd Semester

Laboratory Science Elective

4

Arts Selective

3

Mathematics Elective

3-4

OR

Science Elective

3-4

Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:14-15

Mathematics Elective:  MA 127 or higher.

Elective: HU 151 or HU 158 recommended.

Arts Selective

Student may select any course from The Arts category except:

HU 110Fund of Art in Early Child Ed

3

HU 126Fashion Illustration

3

HU 210Fund Music Early Child Ed

3

Laboratory Science Electives

May not be taken:

SC 125Fund of Gen, Organic & Biochem

4

SC 141Fund of Biology I

4

SC 142Fund of Biology II

4

Science Electives

May not be taken without advisor approval:

SC 114Topics Human Biology

3

SC 116Conserv & Environment

3

SC 118Fund of Human Anatomy & Phys

3

4th Semester

Laboratory Science Elective

4

Humanities Elective

3

Mathematics Elective

3-4

OR

Science Elective

3-4

Elective

3-4

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:14-16
Mathematics Elective: MA 127 or higher.
Laboratory Science Electives

May not be taken:

SC 125Fund of Gen, Organic & Biochem

4

SC 141Fund of Biology I

4

SC 142Fund of Biology II

4

Science Electives

May not be taken without advisor approval:

SC 114Topics Human Biology

3

SC 116Conserv & Environment

3

SC 118Fund of Human Anatomy & Phys

3

Total Credit Hours: 63-68

A student pursuing a degree in this registered program may, after consultation with an academic advisor, select course(s) to prepare for a specialization in career or transfer plans.

See Science Transfer Opportunities

For further information, contact the Business, Health, Science, and Technology Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8230.

This program complies with the State University General Education requirement.