LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: GENERAL STUDIES

A.S. DEGREE

Description
The Liberal Arts General Studies degree is a transfer program designed to provide students with a strong educational foundation in the arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. A Liberal Arts education fosters critical and analytical thinking, effective communication, and meaningful participation in local and global communities. Guided advisement and pathway options enable students with varying academic and career goals to transfer into baccalaureate programs. 

Program Learning Outcomes
1.Discuss the aesthetic attributes of art, nature, music, language, culture or literature.
2. Reflect on issues concerning the human condition in local or global contexts.
3. Conduct independent discipline-based research.
4. Analyze information using established or prescribed methods or principles.
5. Synthesize information drawn from a variety of resources or experiences.
6. Work collaboratively to achieve a common goal.


Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC).


Distribution Requirements
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER

SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - BASIC COMMUNICATION (SUNY-BC) ELECTIVE
3
MTH 150 - Survey of Mathematics OR higher#
3-4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE
3-4
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
First Semester Total:
15-17
SECOND SEMESTER

SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE
3
ANY SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE*
3-4
ANY SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE*
3-4
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
Second Semester Total:
15-17
THIRD SEMESTER
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS (SUNY-A) ELECTIVE*
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY (SUNY-AH) OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - WESTERN CIVILIZATION (SUNY-WC) ELECTIVE
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
Third Semester Total:
15
FOURTH SEMESTER

SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) ELECTIVE
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGES (SUNY-FL) OR
ANY SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE*
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE ***
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - VALUES AND ETHICS (MCC-VE) ELECTIVE** OR
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY (MCC-TL) ELECTIVE** OR
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-64
*Excluding courses in music performance, studio art, and drama currently listed as qualifying for SUNY-Arts.
**Only required if VE or TL outcomes are not covered by other courses completed in the degree.
***MCC-HW course option could be 2-credits if student can complete the minimum 60 credits for graduation.
#MTH 150 or any other SUNY-M course with a higher number.


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

- Students seeking to complete this degree must complete at least two 200-level courses among their normal course-load selection.
- Mandatory advising required: Students should consult with an advisor prior to selecting appropriate elective courses. The counsel and consent of the student’s advisor is important in the final selection.

Revised: 8/2/2018