Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Liberal Arts and Sciences (AS)

This is the basic degree for students interested, in the future, in matriculating in a Bachelor’s degree program in the sciences, Mathematics, or Computer Science. Graduates may continue in the baccalaureate programs in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Science-Mathematics, Engineering Science, Medical Technology, and Physics offered by the College. Students are recommended to consult an academic adviser about appropriate pre-major courses to prepare for the baccalaureate programs.

General Education Requirements  30 credits 
Core/Major Requirements  19-20 credits
Electives  10-11 credits
Total Credits Required  60 credits
A math placement test is recommended for all students who have demonstrated CUNY proficiency.  The placement test is offered at scheduled times in the College Testing Office.

General Education Requirements

ENG 111Introduction to College Writing(EC)

3

ENG 151College Writing(EC)

3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning Course

3

Life and Physical Sciences Course(LP)

3

World Cultures and Global Issues Course(WG)

3

US Experience in its Diversity Course(US)

3

Creative Expression Course(CE)

3

Individual and Society Course(IS)

3

Scientific World Course(SW)

3

One additional course from any of the five Flexible Common Core areas

3

Total Credit Hours:30

Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in MTH 123 or higher, which satisfies the Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning general education requirement. Depending on course choice, this may be a prerequisite for a core requirement.

Core Requirements

AST 100Contemporary Theories of the Solar System(SW)

3

AST 101Planetary Laboratory(RLA)

1

AST 102Contemporary Theories of the Universe(LP)

3

AST 103Galactic Laboratory(RLA)

1

OR

BIO 170General Biology I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

BIO 171General Biology I Laboratory(CO)

1

BIO 180General Biology II(SW)(STEM)

3

BIO 181General Biology II Laboratory(RLA)

1

BIO 181General Biology II Laboratory(RLA)

1

OR

CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

CHM 121General Chemistry I Laboratory(CO)

1

CHM 142General Chemistry II(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

CHM 127General Chemistry II Laboratory(CO)

1

OR

PHY 120General Physics I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

PHY 121General Physics I Laboratory(CO)

1

PHY 160General Physics II(SW)(STEM)

3

PHY 161General Physics II Laboratory(CO)

1

OR

GEO 115Fundamentals of Physical Geology(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

GEO 116Fundamentals of Physical Geology Laboratory(CO)

1

GEO 102Earth Systems History(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

GEO 103Earth Systems History Lab(CO)

1

OR

GEO 115Fundamentals of Physical Geology(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

GEO 116Fundamentals of Physical Geology Laboratory(CO)

1

ESC 110Meteorology and Climatology(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

ESC 111Meteorology and Climatology Laboratory(CO)

1

OR

CSC 126Introduction to Computer Science(SW)(STEM)

4

OR

CSC 270Introduction to Scientific Computing(SW)(STEM)

4

AND

CSC 220Computers and Programming(RNL)

4

OR

CSC 228Discrete Mathematical Structures for Computer Science(RLA)

4

 

BIO 272Statistics for the Biological Sciences(RLA)

4

OR

MTH 130Pre-Calculus Mathematics(MQ)(STEM)

3

OR

MTH 214Applied Statistics Using Computers(MQ)(STEM)

4

OR

MTH 231Analytic Geometry and Calculus I(MQ)(STEM)

3

OR

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

OR

MTH 233Calculus III(MQ)

3

 

Two mathematics or science courses at or above the 200-level chosen in consultation with an advisor

8

Total Credit Hours:19-20

One-year of high school chemistry is required prior to entry into CHM 141/121.  If you have not completed one-year of high school chemistry you will be required to complete CHM 100 and CHM 101 prior to registering for CHM 141/121.

Total Credit Hours: 60