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

S.T.E.M. Division: Liberal Arts Associate in Sciences: L.A.A.S.

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Associate in Science

This program is designed for students planning careers in biology, chemistry, physics, geology, meteorology, astronomy, medicine, and related fields.

SEQUENCE OF COURSES: This model is a two-year course schedule for students meeting all program requirements and deciding to pursue full-time study. Schedules will be redesigned for those requiring preparatory courses or those deciding to pursue part-time study.

Program supervised by:
Kelli Likeikis, Ed.D., P.E., Dean of S.T.E.M.
Office: Applied Technology, Room 201
Telephone: 607 778-5114


Academic Planning Seminar 1 Credit

 Required for all first-time students.

History of Western Civilization and Other World Civilizations 6 Credits


Choose one from each group:

Mathematics 0-4 Credits

2 Laboratory Science Sequences 16 Credits

For those planning careers in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, forest biology, marine biology, pharmacy, or forest chemistry:


Arts (ART, MUS, THR) or Humanities (HUM, LIT, PHI) 3 Credits

Choose from courses in Art (ART), Communications and Media Arts (COM), Creative Writing (ENG), Humanities (HUM), Literature (LIT), Music (MUS), Philosophy (PHI), and Theater (THR). Consult the SUNY General Education List (The ARTS - GE 8 or Humanities GE 7) to assure that selection fulfills the General Education requirement.  Link to General Education List:


2 Laboratory Science Sequences 16-18 Credits

For those planning careers in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, forest chemistry, forest biology, marine biology, or pharmacy.

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.


  • 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 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.

Approved Electives 0-14 Credits

Electives only as needed to fulfill the total LAAS degreee program credit-hour requirements for students.

Total number of credits: 64 minimum

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