• Math and Science

    The Liberal Arts: Math and Science Program is recommended for students interested in pursuing a career in mathematics, the sciences, engineering, medicine or allied health fields.

  • The Math & Science Option in the Liberal Arts leads to an Associate of Science (AS) degree. The science and mathematics courses are designed specifically to meet the requirements of those who wish to continue their education beyond the Associate degree level. If you are undecided about your career choice, you will benefit from a Liberal Arts major – Broad class selection, faculty mentoring, and support from the career center will guide you towards transfer to a four year institution.

  • In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.


    Your Advising Team, made up of faculty and professional advisors, will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:  

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan

    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.


    Please feel free to reach out to these advisors if you have any questions or need assistance, and visit laguardia.edu/visit for directions to campus.

    Advising Team Staff Members Email Phone  Office 
    Laura Barski, Advising Services  lbarski@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-5921  B 235 
    Marangely Colon, Advising Services  mcolon@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-5267  B 100N 


    Advising Team Faculty Members  Email Phone  Office Location
    Mahdi Majidi-Zolbanin, Mathematics  mmajidi-zolbanin@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5265 E 218D
    Tonya Hendrix, Natural Science thendrix@lagcc.cuny.edu
    M 220D
    Natalia Mosina, Math, Engineering & Computer Science
    E 235H
    Svetoslav Zaharie, Math, Engineering & Computer Science szahariev@lagcc.cuny.edu
    E 218X
    Reem Jaafar, Math, Engineering & Computer Science
    rjaafar@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-6071
    E 223H
    Milena Cuellar, Math, Engineering & Computer Science
    mcuellar@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-5711
    E 218S
    Norman Perlmutter, Math, Engineering & Computer Science 
    E 235G
    Na Xu, Natural Sciences nxu@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-6190 C 728A
    Jennifer Vance, Natural Sciences 
    M 220G 
    Xin Gao, Natural Sciences 
    M 221G

    Students who are undecided about their career choice will benefit from a Liberal Arts major. Broad class selection, faculty mentoring, and support from the Center for Career and Professional Development will guide you towards transfer to a four year institution. 

    You can also explore career possibilities on Career Connect.

    Current Students
    Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take.
    Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia's Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.

    Prospective Students

    Review the Math & Science Curriculum. 

    See flexible sequence for students with basic skills needs.

    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.

    Learning Communities are groupings of two or more courses, often surrounding a common theme. There are two types of Learning Communities, Clusters (consisting of three or more classes) and Pairs (consisting of two classes).

    Learning Communities can help you:

    • Make connections among courses
    • Form a community with your classmates
    • Work closely with faculty
    • Be more successful in your courses
    • Be more likely to stay in school and graduate

    Continuing students are encouraged to select a Cluster or Pair in their second semester.

    Recent Learning Community Themes include:

    • American Cultural Identities in Poetry, Prose, Beats and Rhymes
    • Technology, Power and Freedom: Building your Digital Identity
    • Truth, Lies and Video
    • Alienation and Inquiry

    Review Liberal Arts Learning Communities for the current semester.

    LIB200: Science, Humanism and Technology is the capstone course for Liberal Arts majors.

    This course invites you to consider a topic in an interdisciplinary manner, drawing on the various courses you have taken as well as experiences outside of college; therefore, it is recommended that this capstone course be taken in your last semester. The themes available for this class the course varies from semester to semester—previous themes include "American Museum," "Epidemics," "Genocide," "Modern Medical Practice," and "Performance and Disability." Review LIB200 themes for the current semester.