Liberal Arts & Sciences - Mathematics & Science (A.S.)

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The Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science degree parallels the first two years of a baccalaureate level program in the fields of math and science. The curriculum provides a foundation of core courses, and electives in the second year allow you to focus on a specific area of academic interest.

This program is a great choice for students who wish to continue their studies in mathematics, computer science or education. Students completing the program also fulfill many SUNY General Education requirements. Highly motivated students in this program also have the opportunity to pursue the college's HonorScholar program.

The majority of students graduating from the Liberal Arts and Sciences - Mathematics and Science program continue their education at a four-year college or university. This is primarily a transfer program.

This program is offered by the Math and Engineering Science Department.

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Program Highlights

  • Students studying in the Math and Science program may be able to take part in the college's HonorScholar program, which allows them access to honors-level, seminar style coursework and 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.
  • The program can be customized to fit each student's schedule, allowing for part-time study, evening courses, summer courses and Web-based courses.
  • Courses are taught by Hudson Valley faculty members, not teaching assistants.
  • Students in the Mathematics and Science program at Hudson Valley get a great start on a four-year education at a great price. By completing the first two years at Hudson Valley Community College, a student can save $30,000 off the cost of a four-year degree at a private college or university.
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Career and Transfer Opportunities

Graduates generally pursue these fields at their transfer institution: Mathematics, Physics, Actuarial Science, Computer Applications, Teaching, Statistics, Astronomy, Meteorology, Pre-Medicine, and Pharmacy.

Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment and most careers in this field require a four-year degree or higher. Here are median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015): Statistician, $80,110; Mathematician, $111,110; Actuary, $97,070.

Graduates of the Mathematics and Science program regularly transfer to top four-year colleges and universities, including: The College of Saint Rose, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Russell Sage College, Siena College, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Plattsburgh, The University at Albany, Union College, Syracuse University and Binghamton University.

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.

For more information regarding this program, please contact:

Susan L. Kutryb
Department Chair
Math and Engineering Science Department
Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Room 230
(518) 629-7358
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For more information about admission to this program, please contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309

Mission Statement

The Mathematics Department serves its students by developing their competence in mathematics. This applies both to students who land jobs in the field after graduation, and those who transfer to four-year schools. Our broad range of courses in mathematics provides students with the education necessary to achieve their objectives in the field. Our curriculum is flexible to allow students to design a program that best fits their needs, schedules, and educational and career objectives.