The Liberal Arts and Sciences A.S. degree requirements for General Studies provide opportunities for students to explore career options and to select courses to facilitate their transfer to four-year colleges. Students should discuss their plans with faculty advisors. Faculty members can assist students in selecting courses that meet the requirements of the college to which the student intends to transfer. Although students may select courses in different subject areas, they will receive the Liberal Arts and Sciences A.S. degree in General Studies diploma.
By appropriate course selection in consultation with a faculty advisor, students pursuing the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree program may prepare for transfer to upper division study in the subject areas listed below.
CHILD CARE PRACTITIONER: Students who plan to transfer and earn a Bachelor Degree in center or home-based child care should consult with the faculty in the Education Department (262-1460). Students intending to use this program for transfer should make certain that their course selections meet the requirements of the colleges to which they plan to transfer. Students planning to transfer to a SUNY college or university must also fulfill the SUNY General Education requirements.
HISTORY: Students who plan to transfer and earn a Bachelor Degree with a major in history should consult with faculty in the Anthropology/History/Political Science/Sociology Department (292-3260, Rm. 5-322).
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: Students who plan to transfer to the School of Landscape and Architecture at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse, New York, may select liberal arts and science courses developed in cooperation with the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and are accepted by that College, will transfer with full junior status. Students should consult with faculty in the Biology Department (292-2029, Rm. 8-220). Students interested in this opportunity should successfully complete high school biology with a grade of C or higher, and three years of mathematics through trigonometry.
NUTRITION: Students who plan to transfer and earn the baccalaureate degree in Nutrition/Dietetics should consult with faculty in the Hospitality Management office (292-2579). The advisement sequence in this program identifies a course of study that will facilitate transfer to upper division colleges and universities. Students are expected to consult regularly with faculty advisors and also be aware of the course requirements of the college to which they plan to transfer.
POLITICAL SCIENCE: Students who plan to transfer and earn a Bachelor Degree in the field of political science or related major such as international relations, or foreign service, should consult with faculty in the Anthropology/History/Political Science/Sociology Department (292-3260, Rm. 5-322).
PRE-CHIROPRACTIC: This program was designed in conjunction with the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls and meets all eligibility requirements for future admission to NYCC. To be considered for admission to NYCC, a student must first complete 90 hours at MCC while maintaining a GPA of 3.25 in all science courses. During a student's first year at MCC, they must submit a letter of intent to NYCC identifying their desired date of entrance. They should also consult with the MCC Biology Department (292-2029, Rm. 8-228). Students who successfully complete all program requirements are guaranteed admission to NYCC for the entrance date of their choice.
PSYCHOLOGY: The advisement sequence in this program identifies a course of study that will facilitate transfer to four-year colleges and universities for students planning to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Students should be aware that the course requirements of specific four-year colleges may vary widely; therefore, it is strongly recommended that students consult with faculty in the Psychology Department,(292-3334, Rm. 5-414)or staff in the Career and Transfer Center (292-2248, Rm. 3-108) before selecting specific courses.