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Liberal Arts and Sciences with Advisement Area in Mathematics

The Degree

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Outlook

You have always been fascinated with mathematics. You are interested in pursuing a career where you can use your math talents. After pursuing an advanced degree, your career options are extensive including work in the insurance industry, banking, aeronautics, commercial ventures, governmental agencies, national science foundation to name just a few. Mathematics majors are in high demand so the choice is up to you!

The Program

The Liberal Arts and Sciences degree with advisement area in Mathematics provides you with the preparation necessary to transfer to programs in which strong mathematics foundations are a must. This program is well-suited for students who have a strong interest in science and mathematics and provides courses equivalent to those offered during the freshman and sophomore years at most four-year colleges and universities.

The degree is recognized in transfer (articulation) agreements with a large number of public and private four-year institutions in New York State and across the nation.

Honors Courses: The College offers honors courses that provide enhanced educational experiences for students who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability. Enrollment in honors courses is open to qualified students in this degree program, as well as all other qualified FLCC students. Successful completion of honors courses or an Honors Certificate may increase student transfer options to four-year institutions.

The Experience

Finger Lakes features small classes and personal attention. Your faculty are genuinely interested in you and your success. Along with 20 or so classmates you will bring theory to application. You will expand your knowledge and embrace new opportunities. You will work in collaborative teams as well as independently. A dedicated classroom for the teaching of mathematics is complemented by computers and instruction that includes the use of graphing calculators, bringing modern mathematics trends to Finger Lakes students.

Our newly reconfigured Honors program and classes provide you with the option of taking enhanced classes, pursuing unique projects, and probing further into the field with special courses. Successfully completing Honors courses or an Honors Certificate may increase your transfer options to four-year institutions.

The Graduates

Students in this area of study transfer to four-year colleges and universities such as SUNY College at Geneseo, St. John Fisher College, University of Rochester, RIT, and colleges across the state and the country.

The Scholarships

Scholarships are available to qualified students. All you need to know can be found at For example, students in the past have been awarded the New York Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges' Dan Dodway Award for Excellence and Promise in the Field of Mathematics Education,

The Faculty

The Mathematics Department faculty members hold advanced degrees in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Statistics. The department is dedicated to the philosophy that students are capable of understanding complex mathematical ideas when careful instruction is combined with the appropriate effort on the part of the student. The Mathematics faculty embraces the use of technology as an aid to student success. The department also sponsors the Math Center, where individual and small group peer tutoring is provided under the guidance of the Mathematics Department faculty.