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

  • 3 credits of First Year Experience Elective (FYS 130 First Year Experience in Science recommended)
  • 6-8 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved courses in Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) at the MAT 152 level or higher
  • 8 credits of Mathematics OR Natural Sciences, 1 course at the 200 level or an additional sequence)
  • 8 credit hours of SUNY approved Natural Science (and Scientific Reasoning) 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

General Education

  • 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 World Language
  • 3 credit hours SUNY General Education approved course in US History and Civic Engagement OR World History and Global Awareness
  • 3 credit hours SUNY General Education approved course in Oral Communications
  • 2 credit hours Health/Physical Education Electives (HPE)
  • 12 credits of General Electives

SUNY General Education Electives

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FLCC Language Placement Guide

*For assistance with choosing language courses that are appropriate to your language experience, check out our World Languages Placement Guide.