Science, Technologies, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Academy

Queensborough Academy
The STEM Academy provides the highest quality of science education, scholarly research, and technical expertise to the people and industries of the United States.

Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science) - Associate in Science degree (AS)

Common Core Credits
REQUIRED CORE: I. A: English Composition I, II 6
REQUIRED CORE: I. B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning Required: MA-440 (or higher) 4
REQUIRED CORE: I. C: Life & Physical Sciences Required: BI-201, CH-151, PH-301 or PH-311, or PH-411 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. A: World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course from II.A) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. B: U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Select one course from II.B) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. C: Creative Expression (Select one course from II.C) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. D: Individual & Society (Select one course from II.D) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. E: Scientific WorldSelect one from  BI-201, CH-151 (or higher), MA-443, MA-451, MA-461, CS-101, CS-201, CS-203, PH-301 or PH-311, PH-411 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: II: A, B, C, D or ESelect one from  BI-201, CH-151 (or higher), MA-443, MA-451, MA-461, CS-101, CS-201, CS-203, PH-301 or PH-311, PH-411 4
Subtotal
*Credit range accounts for students who take STEM variants in I.B, I.C, and II.E.
34
Major
MA 441 (or higher level) 4
Select one from BI-202, BI-356, BI-453, CH-152 (or higher), PH-302 or PH-312, or PH-412 and PH-413 (student may not receive credit for both PH 302 or PH-312 and combination of PH-412 and PH-413), MA-442 (or higher)
Select one from BI-202, CH-152 (or higher), CS-101(or higher), MA-442 (or higher level), PH-302 or PH-312, or PH-412 and PH-413 ( student may not receive credit for both PH-302 or PH-312 and combination of PH-412 and PH-413)
8-11
Concentration (range depends on course choices in major above)

3-6

Subtotal 18
Additional Major Requirements
SP 211 (if taken in common core, additional course in concentration recommended) 3
History or Social Science (if taken in common core, additional course in concentration recommended) 3
HE-101 (HE-102 may be substituted) 1
One course in Physical Education from PE-400 or 500 series or one course from DAN-100 series (1 credit courses only) 1
Subtotal 8
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 60
All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.

*The following courses are gateway major courses for Biology majors across CUNY: BI 201, 202, CH 151, 152, and MA 440.


Students following the AS Liberal Arts and Science (Math and Science) concentration may not apply the following courses toward their concentration:

  • Biology- 110, 115, 120, 130, 131, 132, 140, 160, 170, 171, 250, 340, 341, 505
  • Chemistry- 101, 102, 105, 110, 111, 120, 121, 127, 128, 130, 131
  • Geology- 100, 105, 125
  • Mathematics and Computer Science- 114, 119, 120, 121, 301, 303, 321, 260, 261
  • Physics- 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 111, 112, 120, 121, 123, 124, 129, 130, 131, 133, 140, 150, 151