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Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Humanities & Social Sciences

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

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

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

This program's design is based on: Traditional MCC General Education

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