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Contacts and Hours

Sandra Hahl, Secretary,

Memorial Hall, Room 100
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Liberal Arts & Sciences

"The basic purpose of a liberal arts education is to liberate the human being to exercise his or her potential to the fullest."
– Barbara M White, President, Mills College

What is the Degree Program?

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Program at Farmingdale State University of New York grants an Associate of Arts degree which prepares students for junior level study at either Farmingdale State University of New York or other four-year colleges.

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Department program is committed to providing a broad-based liberal arts and sciences education which prepares students for junior level study in a variety of majors.

The degree is flexible enough to ease students' transfer to four-year degree programs in the following areas:

Behavioral and non-behavioral social sciences, English, modern languages

  • education
  • business administration
  • law
  • communications
  • psychology
  • social work
  • technical communications
  • industrial management
  • security systems
  • and many others

Biology and the allied health professions

  • medicine
  • dentistry
  • cardiorespiratory sciences
  • physical and occupational therapy
  • physician's assistant
  • pharmacy
  • nursing and chiropractic medicine

Traditional degrees in chemistry, physics and math

  • medicine
  • engineering

How do I start?

Each student's schedule of courses is arranged in consultation with a program adviser. ALL Liberal Arts and Sciences students must meet with a Liberal Arts faculty adviser every semester.

What's required?

Entrance Requirements

  • Mathematics: Sequential (integrated) Math 1 & 2 or equivalent
  • Science: 2 units (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics recommended)

Program of Study

The Liberal Arts and Sciences program of study lists the required courses for the degree program. A total of 62 credits are required for graduation. Most students complete the degree requirements within two years, assuming that the student maintains a full course load.

Students are required to fulfill at least eight General Education course requirements as part of their preparation for upper degree study.

Important Events


In-person registration takes place twice a year in Memorial Hall Room 100. Please make sure that you follow the Liberal Arts and Science important registration information carefully.

Open Advisement

New Liberal Arts and Sciences students can make an appointment with an academic advisor prior to the open advisement period by calling the office at 631-420-2656.

Currently enrolled Liberal Arts and Sciences students must be advised before the end of the open advisement period students can make an appointment by either contacting the Department or going to https://liberalarts.youcanbook.me/.  As always the office is open for any student to come in regarding any non-advising/registration issue.

Contacts and Hours

The Liberal Arts and Sciences department is located in Memorial Hall , Room 100. The office is open every weekday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

For general inquiries, please contact: Sandra Hahl, Department Secretary at 631-420-2656 or by e-mail at hahls@farmingdale.edu