This statement of purpose and procedures is intended to facilitate the transition of graduates of an associate degree program at Adirondack Community College to a baccalaureate degree program at SUNY Oneonta.  The College at Oneonta recognizes it’s particular responsibility to students from its surrounding region, as well as from the rest of New York State, to insure a smooth transition from a two-year institution.  The College at Oneonta has made a strong commitment to help transfer students maximize their opportunities.




  1. Adirondack Community College students who have graduated or who will graduate with an AS in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, who apply in a timely manner and meet the admission criteria at the time of application, will be admitted to the BS degree program in Environmental Science Earth Science upon application as matriculated students with junior status at the College at Oneonta.


  1. There is a 66-credit limit on the number of eligible transfer credit granted.  Further information on the College at Oneonta’s transfer credit policy can be found on it’s website,


  1. Students completing the course of study put forth will complete ten of the twelve College at Oneonta General Education Two requirements at Adirondack.


  1. The courses recommended in this agreement are not to be considered contractual; they reflect the current, appropriate sequencing of courses that will make the articulation most compatible.  Students are advised to consult both Adirondack Community College’s and the College at Oneonta’s catalogs to check any modification or changes to program requirements.


  1. This agreement will be monitored on a yearly basis by contact among the articulation coordinators and department chairpersons.  Each institution assumes responsibility for making this a viable and workable agreement for interested students.  Either institution, giving the other one-year written notice, may terminate this agreement.
  2. Each institution may carry out publication and marketing of this agreement.  This can include, but is not limited to, printed material, websites, and inclusion in admissions material.


All students transferring to the College at Oneonta from Adirondack Community College under this agreement must:



Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.


Once accepted into the College at Oneonta, students who are transferring into the BS program in Environmental Science Earth Science with an associate’s degree will under this agreement:




This agreement will come into effect on July 22, 2002 and both colleges will review, edit, and re-sign this agreement by July 22, 2007.  The course selection included in this articulation may be subject to change as new requirements are established for majors.  Both institutions assume a good faith effort to continually update each college on any changes to programs and requirements.  This is a joint effort on the part of both institutions to help transfer students maximize their transferability.


The primary contact person at the Adirondack Community College campus will be Douglas Gaulin, Assistant Professor of Counseling/Transfer Counselor, Adirondack Community College, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY  12804.  (518) 743-2200.


The primary contact at the College at Oneonta will be the Coordinator of Transfer Articulation, College at Oneonta, 116 Alumni Hall, Oneonta, NY 13820.  (607) 436-2524.


Liberal Arts and Science:  Mathematics and Science

Adirondack Community College

Articulated to

Environmental Science Earth Science

College at Oneonta

  Oneonta Equivalencies

First Semester

HRD Freshman Experience               1-4sh

ENG 101 Writing I                               3sh

BIO 112 General Botany                      4sh

GEO 101 Physical Geology                  4sh

SUNY Gen Ed US History                   3sh

PED Physical Education                        1sh



Second Semester

ENG 102-110 Writing II                      3sh

CHM 111 General Chemistry I             4sh

PHY 111 or EGR 105                          4sh

SUNY Gen Ed Other Civilization          3sh

PED Physical Education                        1sh



Third Semester

SUNY Gen Ed Western Civilization      3sh

SUNY Gen Ed Social Science              3sh

CHM 112 General Chemistry II            4sh

GEO 102 Historical Geology                4sh

SUNY Foreign Language Course         3sh



Fourth Semester

SUNY Gen Ed Arts Course                 3sh

SUNY Gen Ed Humanities Course       3sh

MAT 127 Statistics                              4sh

Elective Credit (non physical edu)         5sh



First Semester

Elective Credit                                  1-4sh

COMP 100 Composition                     3sh

BIOL 105 General Biology II               4sh

GEOL 120 Intro to Geology                 4sh

US History Gen Ed Met                       3sh

Physical Education Elective                   1sh



Second Semester

COMP 200 Advanced Composition     3sh

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I           4sh

PHYS 103 or PHYS 203                     4sh

Other Civilization Gen Ed Met               3sh

Physical Education Elective                   1sh



Third Semester

Western Civilization Gen Ed Met          3sh

Social Science Gen Ed Met                  3sh

CHEM 112 General Chemistry II         4sh

GEOL 220 Historical Geology             4sh

Foreign Language Gen Ed Met             3sh



Fourth Semester

Arts Gen Ed Met                                  3sh

Humanities Gen Ed Met                        3sh

STAT 101 Intro to Statistics                 4sh

Elective Credit                                      5sh


Students following the above outline would have to complete the following coursework at Oneonta State College upon transfer:

Oneonta General Education                  3sh

ENVS 101 Environmental Science        3sh

ENVS 201 Environmental Issues          3sh

ENVS 205 Atmospheric Env.               3sh

ENVS 230 Mineral Resources  3sh

ENVS 290 Waste Management            3sh

ESCI 210 Software Application            3sh

GEOL 201 Environmental Geology       3sh

GEOL 382 Intro to Hydrology  3sh


Complete one of the following:

ESCI 396 Seminar in Env. Sci. or

ESCI 397 Internship in Chemistry or

ESCI 398 Senior Thesis Earth Sci.        3sh

ENVS 210 Tech Writing in Sciences     2sh

GEOG 100 Intro to Geography            3sh


Complete one of the following:

BIOL 286 Intro Env. Pollution or

CHEM 214 Environmental Chem. or PHYS 240 Environmental Physics                        3sh




Fifth Semester

ENVS 101 Environmental Science          3sh

GEOL 201 Environmental Geology         3sh

GEOG 100 Intro to Geography              3sh

Upper Division Elective Credit                3sh

Elective Credit                                        3sh



Sixth Semester

ENVS 201 Environmental Issues          3sh

ESCI 210 Software Application            3sh

GEOL 382 Intro to Hydrology              3sh

Upper Division Elective Credit              3sh

Elective Credit                                     3sh



Seventh Semester

ENVS 205 Atmospheric Env.               3sh

ENVS 230 Mineral Resources              3sh

BIOL 286 Intro Env. Pollution               3sh

Oneonta General Education                  3sh

Elective Credit                                      3sh



Eighth Semester

ESCI 398 Senior Thesis in Earth Sci     3sh

ENVS 290 Waste Management            3sh

ENVS 210 Tech Writing in Sciences     2sh

Upper Division Elective Credit              3sh

Elective Credit                                      3sh


The previous schedule shows how the requirements for the BS in Environmental Science Earth Science may be met in eight semesters when transferring from Adirondack Community College with an Associates degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science.  This schedule is an example of one of many possible different schedules.  It is included only as an illustration of the type of schedule that might be followed by a full time student.  All students should consult their advisors when they plan their schedules at Adirondack Community College and then at Oneonta State College upon transfer.