Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science

This flexible liberal arts program gets you halfway to a four-year science degree.

Monroe Community College's liberal arts associate degree in science provides you with a flexible, affordable pathway to a science-related bachelor's degree.

Our two-year liberal arts and sciences degree program lets you keep academic options open while you earn credits toward a bachelor's degree. You'll earn your liberal arts associate degree at reasonable cost and maximum convenience, with the opportunity to transfer into a top-rated science degree program at Cornell, RIT, RPI, the University of Rochester, SUNY Geneseo, or another outstanding school.

MCC's two-year liberal arts degree program enables you to:

  • Take online science courses
  • Explore multiple scientific disciplines
  • Get hands-on lab experience
  • Conduct scientific field research
  • Develop critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills

To find out how a liberal arts associate degree in science can move you toward your educational and career goals, contact Monroe Community College's admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

Find the Right Science for You in Our Two-Year Science Program

The two-year science program at Monroe Community College lets you build credits while you discover which field of science best fits your talents and interests. You can sample a diverse range of science courses and choose from many academic tracks, with options that include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental science
  • Geosciences
  • Physics
  • Pre-forestry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-chiropractic

The liberal arts associate degree program meets MCC's high academic standards. You'll earn well-respected liberal arts credits you can transfer almost anywhere while saving money, preserving flexibility, and keeping your options open.

Create New Opportunities with a Science Degree

Graduates from Monroe Community College's liberal arts associate degree program in science have transferred to outstanding colleges and universities across the country, including:

  • Cornell University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • University of Rochester
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY Brockport
  • Syracuse University
  • University at Buffalo
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Keuka College
  • Nazareth College
  • Niagara University
  • Ohio State University

No matter where you transfer, a two-year science degree allows you to pursue career opportunities in some of the world's most dynamic industries, including:

  • Health care
  • Energy
  • Technology and engineering
  • Communications
  • Aerospace

Get in touch with Monroe Community College's admissions office to learn more about the opportunities you can create with a liberal arts associate degree in science. Contact us at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

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LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: SCIENCE

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Liberal Arts

School(s): Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

CIP Code: 24.0101
MCC Program Code: LS01
NYSED Code (BRI): 01213

75% or more of this program can be completed online.

Description
The courses in Natural Science provide the first two years of preparation for students who plan to transfer and earn the baccalaureate degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, geosciences, physics or other career areas such as medicine or pharmacy, for which a good science preparation is needed. This degree requires a minimum of 32 credit hours in Natural Science and Mathematics with a reasonable distribution of courses in Humanities and Social Science. The various advisement sequences within this program identify courses of study that facilitate transfer to upper division colleges and universities. Students are expected to consult regularly with faculty advisors in their area of study and also be aware of the course requirements of the college to which they plan to transfer.
Recommended Preparation: At least three years each of high school science and mathematics; specifically, algebra, geometry, intermediate algebra, trigonometry and chemistry. Students not meeting these requirements may need more than two years to complete this degree.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Prepare students for successful transfer to four-year programs in a science discipline.
2. Develop discipline-relevant research skills..
3 Analyze information using established or prescribed methods or principles.
4. Synthesize information drawn from a variety of resources or experiences.
5.Collaborate to address discipline-related problems..

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Requirements for Program Entrance
At least three years each of high school science and mathematics; specifically, algebra, geometry, intermediate algebra, trigonometry and chemistry. Students not meeting these requirements may need more than two years to complete this degree.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
HUMANITIES : 9 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
LITERATURE ELECTIVE3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3
Total9
NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS: 32 Credit Hours
TWO MATHEMATICS COURSES MTH 210 or higher8
NATURAL SCIENCES24
Students must complete course sequences in at least two different basic science departments including a four-semester sequence through the 200-level in one department and at least a two-semester sequence in a second department. The following sequences are acceptable:
-BIO 155, 156, AND two from the following: BIO 209, 260, 265, 266
-CHE 151, 152, 251, 252
-GEO 101, 102 AND two from the following: GEO 200, 203, 204, 210, 220, 295
-PHY 161, 261, AND 262, and one of the following: ENR 251 or ENR 253 or ENR 258 or ENR 261
-PHY 145 and 146 may also be used to satisfy the requirement of a two-semester sequence in a second department but not as part of a four-semester sequence in physics.
Total32
SOCIAL SCIENCE: 12 Credit Hours
ANY FOUR SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES12
Total12
ELECTIVES: 9 Credit Hours
ELECTIVES9
Total9
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION: 2 Credit Hours
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE2
Total2
TOTAL CREDITS64
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