Math & Science (Liberal Arts & Sciences) (A.S.)

Study math & science at JCC

The Math and Science degree at Jamestown Community College prepares you to transfer and continue your studies to earn your bachelor’s degree in fields like mathematics, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and environmental science and forestry. You can also begin your studies for pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and medical technology.

While at JCC, you’ll work closely with your advisor to choose your courses and prepare for transferring after graduation. You can earn the general Math and Science degree or select a concentration in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or nutrition. Each concentration is a SUNY Transfer Path, which can help you identify core coursework for transfer to four-year SUNY schools.

2020 median pay for life, physical, and social science occupations: $69,760/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

2020 median pay for math occupations: $93,170/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Math & science skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create, interpret, and analyze graphs and charts that communicate quantitative or relational information.
  • Show competence in the following quantitative reasoning skills and be able to:
    • Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics.
    • Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally.
    • Use arithmetical, algebraic, geometric, and statistical methods to solve problems.
    • Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness, determine alternatives, and select optimal results.
    • Recognize the limits of mathematical and statistical methods.
  • 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.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

MAT 1600: Precalculus (or higher)

4
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

Program Core Elective

Any course numbered 1500 or higher with the AST, BIO, CHE, GLG, MAT (1540+), MET, or PHY (1600+) prefix

4

Social Sciences Elective

Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Social Sciences category

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

INT 1555: Inquire

2
  • A maximum of four 1-credit hour (non-lab) courses may count as program core electives.
  • Only one – CHE 1500 or CHE 1530 – will count as program core electives.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

Laboratory Science Elective

Choose a course listed in the Natural Sciences column of the SUNY General Education Requirements Checklist that includes a laboratory section

4
SUNY: Natural Sciences

Program Core Elective

Any course numbered 1500 or higher with the AST, BIO, CHE, GLG, MAT (1540+), MET, or PHY (1600+) prefix

4

Elective

Recommended:

Cultural Understanding course

3
  • PHY course selections must be numbered 1600 or above.
  • A maximum of four 1-credit hour (non-lab) courses may count as program core electives.
  • Only one – CHE 1500 or CHE 1530 – will count as program core electives.

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

Program Core Elective

Any course numbered 1500 or higher with the AST, BIO, CHE, GLG, MAT (1540+), MET, or PHY (1600+) prefix

4
JCC:Values and Ethics

Elective*

Choose a course from a SUNY Gen Ed category not yet completed

3
SUNY: Other World Civilizations SUNY: Western Civilization

Elective

Recommended:

Global Perspectives course

3
JCC:Global Perspectives

Elective

Recommended:

Applied Learning course

3
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.
  • A maximum of four 1-credit hour (non-lab) courses may count as program core electives.
  • Only one – CHE 1500 or CHE 1530 – will count as program core electives.

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

Program Core Elective

Any course not already required numbered 1500 or higher with the AST, BIO, CHE, GLG, MAT (1540+), MET, or PHY (1600+) prefix

4

Electives*

Select courses to complete SUNY General Education requirements, if needed

13
SUNY: Other World Civilizations SUNY: Western Civilization
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.
  • A maximum of four 1-credit hour (non-lab) courses may count as program core electives.
  • Only one – CHE 1500 or CHE 1530 – will count as program core electives.
  • Apply for graduation.