Natural Sciences: Individualized Concentration
Do you already have a career in mind? Perhaps you know what bachelor’s or master’s degree(s) you intend to pursue. And, maybe you even have your four-year college or university mapped out. With GCC’s Liberal Arts Natural Science A.S Degree with the Individualized Concentration, we will help you create the academic pathway that suits your unique interests and transfer plans.
With the help of a GCC advisor, your program of study can be tailored to your needs while meeting the required number of science and math credits for the Natural Sciences Individualized Concentration. You can select the sciences that best match your interests and long-term career plans. You will be able to pick from a large number of laboratory based sciences from each program’s restricted electives. You can also explore opportunities to conduct scientific field work, internships, co-ops and research projects in a variety of industries.
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One of the most important benefits of GCC for individualized concentration students is the College’s 19:1 student to faculty ratio. That means small classes and plenty of one-on-one instruction, and access to a team of dynamic faculty members who are all dedicated to your success.
GCC also offers free tutoring to help students individually in areas of specific need. Additionally, state-of-the-art technology has always been a priority at GCC—from the science labs to the new Food Processing Technology lab, the outdoor Nature Trail to the dozens of online databases at the library. There are also smart classrooms and WiFi connections across all campus locations, and 26 open-access computer labs.
Finally, GCC is friendly and prides itself on being flexible and accessible. Classes are offered day and night at seven campus locations, and each semester more than 100 courses are offered online. There are also nine different academic sessions in a year, allowing you to create a course schedule that accommodates employment or family care responsibilities.
With an A. S. degree and the Individualized Concentration from GCC, you will be able to seamlessly transfer within the SUNY network of 64 colleges and universities. GCC’s science program was developed as part of the SUNY seamless transfer initiative allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree as a freshman and sophomore at a community college, then seamlessly transfer to a SUNY four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree. This saves many students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition.
In addition, GCC has transfer, articulation and dual degree agreements with many private colleges and universities such as:
- Niagara University
- Medaille College
- St. John Fisher College
- Paul Smith’s College