Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies Track

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 61 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:

Program Core

  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 102 Introduction to Reading Literature
  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology OR SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • CSC 135 Core Excel
  • 3 credit hours SUNY General Education approved course in The Arts or 3 credits hours SUNY General Education approved course in World (Foreign) Language
  • 3 credit hours SUNY General Education approved course from one of the following categories:
    • American History
    • Western Civilization
    • Other World Civilizations
  • 3 credit hours SUNY General Education approved course in Basic Communications: Oral
  • 6-8 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved courses in Mathematics at the MAT 152 level or higher
  • 2 credit hours Health/Physical Education Electives
  • 8 credit hours of Natural Science electives from one of the following sequences:
    • BIO 121 General Biology I AND BIO 122 General Biology II
    • BIO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology I AND BIO 172 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • CHM 121 General Chemistry I AND CHM 122 General Chemistry II
    • PHY 118 College Physics I AND PHY 119 College Physics II
    • PHY 151 University Physics I AND PHY 152 University Physics II

Track Courses

  • 12 credits of General Electives
  • 8 credits of Mathematics or Natural Sciences, 1 course at the 200 level or an additional sequence)
  • 3 credits of First Year Experience Elective*

* FYS 130 First Year Seminar in Science recommended

SUNY General Education Electives

For information on which courses fulfill SUNY General Education Electives and for information on transferring to a four-year school, visit

FLCC Language Placement Guide

*For assistance with choosing language courses that are appropriate to your language experience, check out FLCC’s Language Placement GuideAdobe Acrobat, PDF.

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