Science, Mathematics and Technology

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.

Why choose a degree in Science, Mathematics and Technology?

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:

  • Allied health fields,
  • Teaching,
  • Computer systems,
  • Manufacturing,
  • Information systems,
  • Environmental sciences, or
  • Graduate study.

Degrees Available

As a regionally accredited college of the State University of New York, SUNY Empire State College offers the following degrees in Science, Mathematics and Technology:

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies1
  • Combined B.A. or B.S. in Science, Mathematics and Technology/MAT in Adolescent Education


  • Empire State College does not offer degrees in engineering. You may study the mathematics and the theoretical sciences that comprise the traditional engineering curriculum, but the title of the degree cannot contain the word “engineering.”
  • In the sciences there are many opportunities for experimentation, research, and analytical work. These include virtual labs, courses with lab kits, field experience courses and residencies. Students can also engage in scientific internships and pursue college credit for prior learning in their fields. Students should be aware that they may need specific laboratory and/or field courses to meet entrance requirements for graduate studies; they should confirm such requirements with these institutions.

Taking individual courses as a nondegree nonmatriculated student also is possible and will offer you the same range and depth of courses and rigorous standards as matriculated undergraduate students.

Popular Concentrations

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Technology

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.

For detailed guidelines and sample degree programs, please visit the Science, Mathematics and Technology area of study web page.