Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies Track
Associate in Science (A.S.)
Explore several academic fields to better understand your own professional interests and goals. Gain a strong foundation in math and science while earning transfer credits that will serve you well in a variety of four-year pre-professional or STEM programs.
Career Outlook: STEM Occupations
Take the first steps toward a career in science, medicine, math, and more with an A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences degree. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for STEM professionals to grow 11% by 2031. This includes careers in computer science and mathematics, architecture and engineering, and life and physical science, among others. The average annual salary was $95,420 in 2021.
A.S. Program Overview
The A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies program is a flexible transfer degree with an emphasis on math and science. Personalize your schedule with elective courses that focus on the subjects and skills most aligned with your future goals.
By the end of the program, you'll have completed career exploration exercises, feel more comfortable in a college community, and have experience writing papers using college-level research methods.
Hands-On Lab Skills
In class, you'll conduct science experiments in our biology, chemistry, physics, and cell culture labs. Propose hypotheses and test them through a series of applied learning projects, such as DNA sequencing. Outside the classroom, you can work with professional tutors and collaborate with peers in the Science Incubator.
Explore Your Interests
Liberal Arts degrees give you the flexibility to explore a number of academic interests before fully committing to one area of study. An estimated 75-85% of all college students switch their area of study at least once before they graduate, so it's important to give yourself time to make that choice with confidence. Taking exploratory courses early in your college career helps you graduate on time with a degree that matches your personal and professional goals.
A.S. Program Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:
- Pose insightful and productive questions.
- Generate, evaluate, integrate, and cite compelling evidence to support reasonable conclusions.
- Express connections between disciplines with creativity and clarity.
- Take actionable steps to see tasks through to completion, both independently and collaboratively.
- Consider the impact of individual action on personal and community well-being, for example physical, environmental, social, occupational, and fiscal well-being.
Seamless Transfer Opportunities
This program prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university, where you'll continue your science or pre-professional education. Previous graduates have transferred to the following regional institutions:
- Cornell University
- Nazareth College
- St. John Fisher University
- SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Four-Year Career Pathways
After earning an advanced degree in the sciences, you'll be ready to pursue a variety of career opportunities in STEM fields, including:
- Data Science
- Pharmaceutical Research
- Medical Professions
- Veterinary Sciences
Low-Cost Tuition and Scholarship Opportunities
Earn a quality education at an affordable rate. With our low cost-per-credit and general scholarship opportunities, you can maximize your potential with minimal debt. Over 75% of FLCC students receive financial awards that reduce the cost of college — or cover it completely!
Our faculty hold advanced degrees in mathematics, chemistry, and biology. They are all dedicated to the betterment of their students and have years of experience teaching in higher education.
Explore Your Career Options
Map out a path toward your future career, and discover opportunities related to this area of study.