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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Liberal Arts and Sciences: A.A.


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Associate in Arts

Liberal Arts and Sciences offers traditional university-parallel programs — the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science — to students aspiring to baccalaureate degree study. Graduates transfer to institutions throughout the State University of New York (SUNY) system and to public and private colleges in New York and other states. If students transfer to an institution within SUNY, they will bring with them completion of all SUNY General Education requirements.

A.A. or A.S. degree recipients are prepared for transfer to four-year colleges and universities within SUNY by completing all categories of the SUNY General Education requirements.  A complete listing of approved General Education courses is available through the SUNY Provost site at:

http://www.suny.edu/provost/generaleducation/CourseList/BroomeGERCourses.pdf

Students should learn as much as they can about program requirements at transfer colleges. Transfer to some colleges is guaranteed through an articulation agreement between BCC and the transfer institution.  Articulation agreements can be viewed through the BCC website at:

http://www.sunybroome.edu/services/counseling/articulation.php

Program supervised by:
Dean of Liberal Arts
Office: Titchener Hall, Room 210
Telephone: 607 778-5021

Requirements


Academic Planning Seminar 1 Credit


Required for all first-time students

History of Western Civilization and Other World Civilizations 6 Credits


United States History 3 Credits


Foreign Language 0-8 Credits


Students with four (4) years of a high school Foreign Language or with a grade of 85 or higher on a Regents Foreign Language Exam have fulfilled the BCC Foreign Language requirement and the SUNY General Education Foreign Language requirement and are exempted from taking a Foreign Language course at the Associate's level. 

However,

  • students exempted from the Foreign Language requirement are cautioned that programs at transfer schools may require Foreign Language courses beyond the SUNY General Education requirement.
  • exemption from a Foreign Language does not lower the total LAAA degree program credit-hour requirement for students. Exempted students will need to take additional elective credits.

Students with two (2) years or fewer of a high school Foreign Language should take a course at the Beginning I level (101); all others should take a course at the Beginning II level (102).

Choose from courses in Arabic (ARA), French (FRE), German (GER), Italian (ITA), or Spanish (SPA). A small number of transfer institutions accept American Sign Language (ASL) as a Foreign Language.

Mathematics 0-6 Credits


Students with a grade of 85 or higher on the high school Course III Regents Exam or Math B Exam or students that successfully completed high school Math 12, have fulfilled both the BCC Mathematics requirement and the SUNY General Education Mathematics requirement and are exempt from taking a Mathematics course at the Associate's level.

However,

  • students exempted from the Mathematics requirement are cautioned that programs at transfer institutions may require Mathematics courses beyond the SUNY General Education requirement.
  • exemptions from Mathematics does not lower the total LAAA degree program credit-hour requirement for students.  Exempted students will need to take additional elective credits.

Some students will require remedial coursework prior to enrolling in courses that fulfill the SUNY General Education Mathematics requirement.

Unless exempted students must choose from the following courses to fulfill the SUNY General Education Mathematics requirement:


Natural Sciences (Laboratory Sciences) 8 Credits


Humanities 9 Credits


Art, Music, Theater 3 Credits


Choose from courses in Art (ART), Communications and Media Arts (COM), Creative Writing (ENG), Music (MUS), and Theater (THR). Consult the SUNY General Education List (The ARTS - GE 8) to ensure that selection fulfills the General Education requirement. Link to General Education List:

http://www.sysadm.suny.edu/provost/generaleducation/CourseList/BroomeGERCourses.pdf

Social / Behavioral Science 3 Credits


Choose from courses in Anthropology (ANT), Economics (ECO), Geography (GEO), Political Science (POS), Psychology (PSY), Social Science (SOS), and Sociology (SOC).

Approved Electives 8-24 Credits


Selections based on number of credits needed to fulfill the total LAAA degree program credit-hour requirement for students.

Total number of credits: 64 minimum


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