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Liberal Arts and Science: Mathematics and Science

Liberal Arts and Science: Mathematics and Science

Associate of Arts
Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Why Study Liberal Arts and Science: Mathematics and Science?

An Associate of Arts degree in Math and Science provides a solid foundation to prepare you for many majors in a four-year college. Courses for these degree areas are comprised of a variety of disciplines including mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and science. The AA degree is recommended for students whose transfer plans require math and/ or science, but who will be working toward other majors.

Occupational Objectives:

Upon completing the AA program, students will be prepared for transfer to a four-year institution where they can further their education in areas such as research, education, law, finance, business and other related areas.

5 Top Reasons

To Study Liberal Arts and Science: Mathematics and Science at RCC:

  1. VALUE: Save up to $100,000 by attending RCC before transferring to a four-year school. Financial aid and scholarships available.
  2. CAREER: Career Services Center provides assistance in locating internships and job opportunities both off and on-campus.
  3. TRANSFER agreements with many four-year colleges - the degree meets core requirements for several other degrees. High achieving students transfer to the Ivy League and other top schools.
  4. STUDY ABROAD: Students with 3.0 GPA eligible to study at Cambridge University.
  5. SUPPORT: Small class sizes, more individual attention, free tutoring.

Opportunities at Rockland Community College:

Opportunities at Rockland Community College There are over 40 student clubs to explore your special interests and socialize. You can distinguish yourself in several areas such as the award-winning student newspaper and literary magazine, Student Government Association, Chess, Christian Fellowship, Habitat for Humanity, Hillel, and more. There are several clubs directly related to field of science including the Environmental Club, Organic Garden Club, Chemistry Club and the Biology Club. The RCC Hawks compete in several sports including volleyball, tennis, basketball, soccer, and baseball.

Sample Courses:

  • Arts and Science electives
  • Math elective
  • Social Science electives
  • Math or Science Concentration elective


Degree Sheets Program Guides Academics & Degrees Courses

Program Goals:

This program provides students with a general understanding of mathematics and science courses, as well as a foundation in the other general liberal arts courses required for transfer into a baccalaureate program. Students will engage in the exploration of mathematics and science and build and reinforce confidence in their abilities to be successful in this discipline.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  • Develop critical knowledge in the areas of mathematics, biology, chemistry, engineering or physics.
  • Develop research skills and an understanding of the scientific method.
  • Develop an understanding of the role and responsibility of the mathematics and scientific community in the solution of global problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
  • Understand the use of technology in research, learning, direct investigation and experimental analysis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry or statistics to solve problems.
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