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
  • graduate study.

Degrees Available

As a regionally accredited college of the State University of New York, Empire State College offers the following degrees in science, mathematics and technology:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Combined B.A. or B.S. in Science, Math & Technology / M.A.T. in Adolescent Education.

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.


  • 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."
  • Empire State College does not have laboratory facilities. If you need to undertake laboratory-based studies, there may be computer simulations to replace at least some parts of the traditional laboratory, or you may want to enroll in a laboratory course at a traditional college.

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).

Popular Concentrations

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.

B.S. in Science, Mathematics and Technology: Information Systems