Students of science, mathematics and technology will explore the natural sciences (physics, chemistry and biology), mathematics, computer science and a range of technological, applied-science and health-related fields. You study the fundamental laws and concepts of your concentration, develop your knowledge of scientific methodology and learn the skills important to successful practice and communication, whether you are entering a new field or honing your skills in your current occupation. You will sharpen your skills in critical reading and thinking, as, together with a faculty mentor, you create a program to meet your specific needs and goals.
There are many career opportunities available to you if you study science, mathematics or technology in a variety of fields. Students who pursue this area of study often are interested in:
As a regionally accredited college of the State University of New York, Empire State College offers the following degrees in science, mathematics and technology:
If you pursue a degree in technology, it will most likely be a Bachelor of Professional Studies, because of the professional orientation of the degree.
Taking individual courses as a nondegree nonmatriculated student is also possible and will offer you the same range and depth of courses and rigorous standards as other undergraduate students in degree programs (matriculated).
You can focus on a single area such as information systems, or create an interdisciplinary concentration that connects or combines perspectives exploring a theme or topic.