With an emphasis on the study of mathematics, science, or both, this program parallels the first two years of course content for the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degrees offered by many four-year colleges or universities. Working with faculty advisors, students can carefully select courses at JCC which will prepare them for transfer into baccalaureate programs in mathematics, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and environmental science and forestry. Many students interested in careers in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, medical technology, and related areas begin their studies in this degree program. It is very important for a student to learn the requirements of the first two years of any college to which he or she may wish to transfer.


Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
36 credit hours
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3
Core Requirements
Electives 24 credit hours
Important Points
  • One course in mathematics at the level of MAT 1710: Calculus and Analytical Geometry I, or higher is required.
  • A two-semester sequence in laboratory science in biology, chemistry, geology, or physics is required, and four-semester sequence of science is recommended.
  • A GPA of at least 2.0 in math/science coursework is required for graduation. 
  • Math and computer science courses numbered below 1500 do not meet requirements for this degree
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis. (SUNY Gen. Ed. outcome #1)
  2. Analyze ethical dilemmas raised by science and technology, attempt to identify personal values that affect how one thinks about these dilemmas, and consider diverse perspectives in the process.
  3. Demonstrate application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences. (SUNY Gen. Ed. Outcome #2)
  4. Demonstrate the ability to create, interpret, and analyze graphs and charts that communicate quantitative or relational information.
  5. Show competence in the following quantitative reasoning skills and be able to :
    1. Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally.
    3. Use arithmetical, algebraic, geometric, and statistical methods to solve problems.
    4. Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness, determine alternatives, and select optimal results.
    5. Recognize the limits of mathematical and statistical methods. (SUNY Gen. Ed. outcome: Mathematics)
  6. Use computer (or other appropriate) technology to collect data; use computer (or other appropriate) technology to represent data; use computer (or other appropriate) technology to analyze data and /or to solve numerical or conceptual problems.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. You might also want to consider our associate degrees and transfer agreements in biotechnology and environmental scienceLearn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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