College Catalog

Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science
Associate in Science
HEGIS #5649
Chairperson: Susan L. Kutryb
Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Room 220, (518) 629-7358

This program, with emphasis on mathematics and science, serves the student who is interested in transferring to a four-year institution in mathematics, engineering science, computer science, secondary science or math education, biological or physical sciences, pre-medical, or similar pre-professional fields. Electives will be selected on the basis of the student’s ultimate goal and academic background. These selections will be made in consultation with an assigned advisor.

Transfer credit is evaluated at the student’s request. Transfer credit will be awarded at the discretion of the department chair in accordance with the college and discipline specific departmental policies to support the educational plan made between the academic advisor and the student. The use of transfer credit may affect transfer to other two and four year programs, as well as financial aid eligibility.

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra, geometry and algebra II or 3 units of equivalent academic math, biology, chemistry and/or physics (85 or above in each course) Fall and Spring For high school students: strongly recommend Math 12, courses of study in: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, math and physics.
For transfer students or HVCC students changing curriculum: "B" or higher in MATH 170 Precalculus, and one of either CHEM 110 General Chemistry I, CHEM 120 Chemistry I, BIOL 150 General Biology I, PHYS 140 General Physics I or PHYS 150 Physics I or "C" or higher in MATH 170, and two of either CHEM 110, CHEM 120, BIOL 150, PHYS 140 or PHYS 150. Equivalent courses are acceptable.
85 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $580.


Course No.


Credit Hrs.

FORM 102 College Forum** (1)
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
ENGL 102
English Composition II 3
  (1) Mathematics Core 16
  (2) Science Core Sequence 12
  (3) Mathematics/Science Restricted Electives 11
  (4) Humanities Elective 3
  (5) Social Science Elective 3
  (6) Restricted Electives 6
  Free Electives 3
Total Credits Required 60
*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.
** Required of first time, full-time students.

(1) Mathematics Core (16 credits):

  • MATH 180 Calculus I
  • MATH 190 Calculus II
  • Choose two from MATH 135, MATH 170, MATH 183, MATH 205, MATH 210 or MATH 220

(2) Science Core/Sequence (12 credits)

  • Choose two from the following:
    • BIOL 150 or BIOL 190
    • CHEM 110 or CHEM 120
    • PHYS 140 or PHYS 150
    • CISS 110
  • Choose one of the following:
    • BIOL 151 or BIOL 191
    • CHEM 111 or CHEM 121
    • PHYS 141 or PHYS 151

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students take the higher level sequence of courses.

(3) Math/Science Restricted Electives (11 credits):

  • MATH 135, MATH 178 or higher, if not already taken in the Math core
  • Any BIOL, CHEM or PHYS course at or above the Science core.
  • Any ENGR course
  • CISS 110 or CISS 111

(4) Course must be designated as "SUNY General Education, Humanities" course.

(5) Course must be designated as "SUNY General Education, Social Science" course.

(6) Restricted electives (6 credits) – With advisement, students choose from a wide selection of courses with the following restriction:

  • Courses must be designated "SUNY General Education" courses from two of the following areas: American History (AH), Western Civilization (WC), Other World Civilizations (OC), the Arts (AR), or Foreign Language (FL).

Electives should be selected after consultation with your academic department and exploring the needs of your transfer college(s).


FORM 102 College Forum (1)
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Mathematics Core 4
  Science Core 4
  Term Total 14
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
  Mathematics Core 4
  Restricted Electives 6
  Science Core 4
  Term Total 17
  Mathematics Core 4
  Mathematics/Science Restricted Elective 3
  Science Sequence 4
  Social Science Elective 3
  Term Total 14
  Mathematics Core 4
  Mathematics/Science Restricted Electives 8
  Free elective(s) 3
  Term Total 15

Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science Honors Track

Program Overview
The Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science Honors Track is designed to prepare academically advanced students for transfer to high-quality baccalaureate programs through focused interdisciplinary coursework linked to a variety of extracurricular activities. By providing a rich environment that encourages scholarship, faculty/student relationships, active participation in the community, and an emphasis on connecting learning to life, Honors Track students will have a challenging and enriching experience that enables them to make the most of what Hudson Valley Community College has to offer.

Applicants must meet the entrance requirements for the Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science program by completing algebra, geometry and algebra II along with two lab sciences. Honors applicants are expected to demonstrate a strong overall academic record. While particular academic strengths will be taken into consideration during the review process, a minimum cumulative high school average of 90 and a minimum overall score of 1100 on the math and verbal portion of the SAT is expected. Coursework in Biology, Chemistry and Physics is recommended. Additional material may be required. Interview recommended.

Transfer into the Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science Honors Track
Hudson Valley students or college transfer students who wish to enroll in the Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science Honors Track must have a minimum of 12 college-level credits applicable to the program with an overall G.P.A. of 3.70. However, extenuating circumstances as well as particular strengths in certain academic areas will be taken into consideration during the review process.

Requirements for Completion of Honors Study
To qualify as an Honors graduate and to receive Completion of Honors Study documentation, students must take a minimum of six of the 10 Honors designated courses, including Honors Seminar I and Honors Seminar II, and achieve a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.2. Students may be advised to complete their studies in the Liberal Arts and Sciences - Mathematics and Science non-honors track if their academic performance falls below the minimum G.P.A. for an extended period of time.

The following are the 10 designated honors courses:
Course No. Title Credit Hrs.
ENGL 107 Honors English Composition I 3
HONR 190 Honors Seminar I 3
ENGL 108 Honors English Composition II 3
MATH 178 Honors Mathematical Reasoning and Applications 3
PHIL 265 Honors Philosophy - Ideas Past and Present 3
ENGL 240 Honors Literature 3
HONR 290 Honors Seminar II 4
POLS 222 Honors Global Seminar 3
NSCI 250 Honors Natural Science 4
SOCL 255 Technology and Society 3