Students who select the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree can follow a program of study leading to professions in the sciences and medical fields. This program is designed for students planning to enter science or health related programs such as Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, and Optometry. The program requires a minimum of 60 credits and must include the specified number of credits in the areas indicated below. Students interested in this program of study should contact the Natural Sciences Department for information regarding credit distribution, options and transfer to senior colleges. Graduation Requirements: All first-time freshman students must take SSD 1000 College requires successful completion of CUNY Tests in reading, writing, and mathematics; the College Proficiency Exam (CPE); 16 CPI units as required, (see College Catalog); and 30 credits in Liberal Arts courses. Students must complete 60 credits for the Associate in Science Degree. Students should consult Natural Science or Mathematics faculty advisors to discuss their choice of disciplines.