The scientific knowledge, skills, and values you need to thrive.

Herkimer College’s Science A.S. program prepares students for transfer to four-year college and university science programs. The program mirrors the first two years of a four-year science degree program. Class sizes are small, so students enjoy a more personal academic experience. While designed for transfer, some graduates secure employment in positions that do not require advanced degrees.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate analytical abilities in organizing, data gathering, synthesizing, and evaluating
  • Demonstrate an ability to use the scientific process to solve problems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of value systems
  • Write a scientific research paper
  • Discuss and evaluate current science issues such as health, medical, environmental, and biotechnological problems

View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog.

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Cost & Financial Aid

Herkimer College offers a quality and affordable educational experience.

Cost Of Attendance


Career opportunities await


  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Pharmacist
  • Physicist


David Rampe has put his education to good use. An author and contributor to over 80 publications as well as co-inventor on several drug patents, he cites his biggest career accomplishment as helping unravel how pharmaceutical drugs can produce arrhythmias in the heart.

 Rampe says that his time at Herkimer was key in building his confidence to continue on to a four-year institution. “Coming from a small, rural school… I felt insecure,” Rampe recalls. “But at Herkimer the teachers were good; I got my feet wet and started taking courses like physics and chemistry.”

 He continued at Buffalo receiving his Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemical Pharmacology followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.

 “I still remember Herkimer,” Rampe stresses, “Herkimer gave me the preparation I needed to succeed.”

Faculty members, like Assistant Professor of Biology Jennifer Herzog, are central to why students from across New York, the United States, and the world choose to pursue their education at Herkimer College. Get to know Professor Herzog and what inspired her to become an educator.