SUNY SCCC students working in a biology class to identify internal organs of an anatomy model.

Science (A.S.)

The Science Associate of Science degree program provides graduates the basic understanding of the concepts of science and prepares them to transfer to a baccalaureate program in science or allied health. The program prepares graduates to:

Goal I: Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental science concepts and principles.
  • Objective 1: Demonstrate the ability to use the scientific method to develop and test a hypothesis
  • Objective 2: Explain physical phenomena using scientific concepts and principles
  • Objective 3: Analyze and solve quantitative problems in science using mathematical reasoning and representation
  • Objective 4: Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of and cultural influences on science
Goal II: Demonstrate an understanding of the methods of research and analysis.
  • Objective 1: Perform laboratory experiments following a written protocol
  • Objective 2: Utilize appropriate scientific instruments and technology to make accurate measurements and to collect data
Goal III: Demonstrate effective oral and written communications skills.
  • Objective 1: Maintain appropriate laboratory and technical documentation
  • Objective 2: Write a laboratory report that accurately represent experimental outcomes and utilizes appropriate literature resources and citations
  • Objective 3: Prepare and deliver oral presentations of scientific and technical information and experimental results