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Liberal Arts: Mathematics and Science

If you are looking for a broad education to start your career in health sciences, math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Geology, this is the program for you. Our dedicated faculty will open your eyes to a variety of fields in math and science. Small classes and faculty who have worked in science and engineering will provide you a link between theory and hands on learning.

The major goals of the program are to enable students to

  1. Develop an awareness and appreciation of science.
  2. Acquire proficiency in academic skills (research, critical thinking, and scientific methods) needed to master specialized fields.
  3. Acquire a general ability to understand and communicate scientific and mathematical information.
  4. Develop an understanding of the structure of mathematics and its application in the sciences.
  5. Apply their knowledge of mathematics and science in diverse problem-solving situations.
  6. Use computer software in mathematical and scientific applications.
  7. Develop an awareness of various career options requiring mathematical and scientific skills.
  8. Continue their education at a four-year institution.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Mathematics A.S.
  • Mathematics & Science A.S.

Liberal Arts and Science: Mathematics A.S. students will:

  • Develop an awareness and appreciation of science
  • Acquire proficiency in academic skills (research, critical thinking, and scientific methods) needed to master specialized fields
  • Acquire a general ability to understand and communicate scientific and mathematical information.
  • Develop an understanding of the structure of mathematics and its application in the sciences.
  • Apply your knowledge of mathematics and science in diverse problem solving situations.
  • Use computer software in mathematical and scientific applications.
  • Develop an awareness of various career options that require mathematics and scientific applications
  • Develop an awareness of various career options requiring mathematical and scientific skills.
  • Continue your education at a 4-year institution.
  • If you transferred, how would you rate the ease of transfer and the number of credits (courses) from Cayuga CC that were accepted by your new institution.

Liberal Arts and Science: Mathematics & Science A.S. students will:

  • Develop a basic understanding of areas of interest in our human and natural environment
  • Acquire proficiency in academic skills (research, critical thinking needed to master specialized fields)
  • Acquire a general ability to understand and communicate information
  • Develop an understanding of the structure of mathematics
  • Apply your knowledge of mathematics in diverse problem solving situations
  • Use computer software in mathematical applications
  • Develop an awareness of various career options that require significant mathematics
  • Continue your education at a 4-year institution

 

Cayuga Success Stories

Mike Foster '02 enrolled in Cayuga's math program because of the affordable cost and convenient location. “I feel fortunate to have attended Cayuga,” he says. When he graduated and transferred to Clarkson University, Mike found that the process was smooth and easy, and that Cayuga's small classes had given him excellent preparation for higher-level study.

For Caleb Lange '05 the best things about coming to Cayuga were the small classes and the teachers' willingness to help. He carefully planned his time at Cayuga to prepare for transfer into an engineering program. Caleb recommends that all students “check out the Center for Academic Success. They're really helpful and you get to know a lot of people.”

While he initially chose Cayuga because it was close to home and affordable, Matt Wilson '02 soon discovered other benefits: small classes and professors who go out of their way to help students. Upon graduating, Matt transferred to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and found that “Cayuga gave me the quality education I needed for lifelong learning and career advancement.”

Academic and sports programs drew Lisa Hares '02 to Cayuga, where she “learned leadership and communication skills; Cayuga prepared me for the next step” After graduation, Lisa transferred to Keuka College. “Whether you're an adult learner or a top-ten high school student, you can find opportunities at Cayuga to learn, grow, and prepare for a career,” she says. “Faculty and staff members are very personable and willing to work around your schedule.”

Sarah Riester '05 transferred to SUNY Cortland to major in biology, with plans to pursue advanced study in physical therapy. “I enjoyed the relaxed setting,” says Sarah. “All the professors are very friendly, and they're always available to talk to. If you ever need help, there's always someone to assist you.”

 

Transfer Information

Cayuga's Liberal Arts and Science programs are designed specifically with transfer in mind. Our graduates have gone on to earn degrees at four-year colleges and universities including Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY at Albany, SUNY at Binghamton, and SUNY Colleges at Buffalo, Cortland, Geneseo, and Oswego.

Cayuga is an affiliated college of the GOLD program at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where Math and Science graduates are granted junior status in training programs for these high-demand health professions:

  • Cardiovascular perfusion
  • Cytotechnology
  • Medical imaging sciences
  • Medical technology
  • Physical therapy
  • Radiation therapy technology
  • Respiratory care and cardiorespiratory sciences

A broad background in mathematics and science is ideal for continued study in

  • Computer science
  • Information technology
  • Statistics
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Meteorology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical or allied health professions requiring a bachelor's degree

 

Program Highlights

You can concentrate your studies in Biology, Chemistry, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Geology for a more focused approach to your first two years of a four-year degree.

 

Program Resources:

 

For information, please contact:

Christie Waters, Chair, Division of Computer Science, Mechanical Technology, Electrical Technology, GIS, Math, Nursing, Science
315-255-1743, x 2421
waters@cayuga-cc.edu