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Liberal Arts and Sciences/AS

The associate in science degree is a comprehensive liberal arts and sciences curriculum emphasizing the application of scientific knowledge and mathematics for problem-solving. The graduating student receives preparation for continuing education in the sciences, engineering and mathematics as well as the professional world. The curriculum also includes courses in literature, communication and the social and behavioral sciences. Students are encouraged by the faculty to take part in research projects which may lead to presentations at scholarly conferences. The capstone course serves as a culminating academic experience requiring the use and integration of oral and written communication, critical thinking and analysis. An option in Physics is available. For details, please refer to the Physics Department catalog description.

A maximum of 11 elective credits required for the degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) may be chosen from courses offered by the Schools of Technology and Design or Professional Studies, with permission from the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Namm Building, room N 321, at 718.260.5008, and the Program Director of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Pearl Building, room P 616, at 718.260.5014.

Learning Outcomes

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Team work and problem solving skills
  • Foundations in computer and information literacy, with critical thinking skills, for lifelong learning
  • Foundations of scientific research including testing and validation of scientific theories, and application of scientific reasoning.
  • Fundamental, interdisciplinary knowledge of the natural sciences
  • Quantitative literacy through the study of calculus
  • Fundamental knowledge of the behavioral and social sciences
  • Fundamental knowledge of philosophy
  • Fundamental knowledge of literature

Academic Advisement

Academic advisement for first semester students takes place in the New Student Center, located in the Namm Building, room N 104. All other students receive advisement through the Office of Liberal Arts, located in the Pearl Building, room P 616. Students are strongly urged to consult with their academic advisor before registering for classes.

Pathways to Baccalaureate Programs

Graduating LAS students can readily transfer into most baccalaureate degree programs. Transfer of 60 credits to all colleges within The City University of New York system is assured. For information on transfer into City Tech’s programs in Applied Math (AFB, ASB), Math Education, Biomedical Informatics,Computer Engineering and Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business after earning the LAS degree, contact the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Namm 321, at 718.260.5008.

Program planning for LAS degree

Performance and Academic Standards

  • Students required to take the prerequisites MAT 1175, MAT 1275 and/or MAT 1375 will need an additional 4, 8 or 12 credits, respectively, to graduate.

For information about the articulation agreement with the Physicians Assistant program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center of Health Related Professional, please contact the Biological Sciences Department.

Degree Requirements

The College will grant an associate in science degree (AS) upon satisfactory completion of the required 60 credits as indicated.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE1

33-35 CREDITS

I - REQUIRED CORE


English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)

MAT 1475 or higher Calculus I 4

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 4-5 credits)
Select one of the following courses

CHEM 1110/CHEM 1110L General Chemistry I4
BIO 1101/BIO 1101L Biology I4
BIO 2311/BIO 2311L Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
PHYS 1117/PHYS 1117L Astronomy I4
PHYS 1433/PHYS 1433L General Physics I: Algebra Based4
PHYS 1441/PHYS 1441L General Physics I: Calculus Based5

II - FLEXIBLE CORE (6 COURSES, 19-20 CREDITS)

Select one course from each of the following areas; plus one additional course from any of the five areas; no more than two courses may be selected from any discipline.19-20

World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course3

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Approved Course

Individual and Society

Any Approved Course3

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course3

Scientific World

CHEM 1210/CHEM 1210L General Chemistry II4
BIO 1201/BIO 1201L Biology II4
PHYS 1118/PHYS 1118L Astronomy II4
PHYS 1434/PHYS 1434L General Physics II: Algebra Based4
PHYS 1442/PHYS 1442L General Physics II: Calculus Based5
BIO 2311/BIO 2311L Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 2312/BIO 2312L Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 3302/BIO 3302L Microbiology 4
BIO 3350/BIO 3350L Bioinformatics I4

Writing Intensive Requirement3

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 25-27 CREDITS

Four Lab Science Courses

Science IA and IB

Credits met as General Education requirements in Life and Physical Sciences and Scientific World

Science IIA and IIB (8-10 credits)
Select from the following

Science IIA

CHEM 1110/CHEM 1110L General Chemistry I4
BIO 1101/BIO 1101L Biology I4
PHYS 1117/PHYS 1117L Astronomy I4
PHYS 1433/PHYS 1433L General Physics I: Algebra Based4
PHYS 1441/PHYS 1441L General Physics I: Calculus Based5
BIO 2311/BIO 2311L Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
CHEM 2223/CHEM 2223L Organic Chemistry I 5
CHEM 3312/CHEM 3312L Analytical Chemistry 5
CHEM 3412/CHEM 3412L Instrumental Methods of Analysis 5
BIO 3302/BIO 3302L Microbiology 4
BIO 3350/BIO 3350L Bioinformatics I4

Science IIB

CHEM 1210/CHEM 1210L General Chemistry II4
BIO 1201/BIO 1201L Biology II4
PHYS 1118/PHYS 1118L Astronomy II4
PHYS 1434/PHYS 1434L General Physics II: Algebra Based4
PHYS 1442/PHYS 1442L General Physics II: Calculus Based5
BIO 2312/BIO 2312L Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM 2223/CHEM 2223L Organic Chemistry I5
CHEM 2323/CHEM 2323L Organic Chemistry II5
CHEM 3312/CHEM 3312L Analytical Chemistry5
CHEM 3412/CHEM 3412L Instrumental Methods of Analysis5
BIO 3302/BIO 3302L Microbiology4
BIO 3350/BIO 3350L Bioinformatics I4
BIO 3352/BIO 3352L Bioinformatics II4
BIO 3601/BIO 3601L Biochemistry4
BIO 3620/BIO 3620L Molecular and Cell Biology4

Mathematics (4 credits)

MAT 1475 Calculus I Met as GenEd
MAT 1575

MAT 1372

MAT 1476L
Calculus II
OR
Statistics with Probability
AND
Calculus Lab
4

3

1
Capstone from approved list 3-4 credits
Free/Unrestricted Electives 7-12 credits

Physics Option
Students wishing to take the Physics Option should include any 2 of the following:

PHYS 1118/PHYS 1118L Astronomy4
PHYS 2605/PHYS 2605L Introduction to Laser Physics and Photonics4
PHYS 2443/PHYS 2443L Physics 3.34
TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES 25-27
TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS/SCIENCE CREDITS 33-35
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE 60

1 This program has received a waiver to specify particular courses students must take in some areas of the common core. If students take different courses in these areas, they will be certified as having completed the common core areas, but it may not be possible for them to finish their degree program within the regular number of credits.

2 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1475 will be required to take MAT 1175, MAT 1275, and/or MAT 1375 in preparation. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-12 credits.

3 A semester-specific list of writing intensive courses is available online at the City Tech Pathways website.