Science (A.S.)

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The Department of Science offers a Science program leading to an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. This program is appropriate for students whose education goals require a Bachelor’s Degree in a basic or applied science, or students who desire a background in science for a health profession education.

You can pursue an A.S. degree to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in a basic or applied science. You can later specialize in a specific area including: Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Biological/Biochemical Engineering, Computer Science, Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health, Information Technology, Microbiology, Nanotechnology Engineering, Nutrition and Food, Social Science, Veterinary Technology, among many others.

Transfer Options

BMCC has articulation agreements with science programs at several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Explore career paths for Science (pdf)


Science Academic Program Maps

Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

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Modern Foreign Language
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General Elective 5


Choose 1 sequence from the following introductory science sequences:

Biology I
Biology II


College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II


Physics I
Physics II

Choose 16 credits from the following:

Cell Biology
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I


Organic Chemistry II
Environmental Science


Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


  1. Students are required to take MAT 206.
  2. Students are required to take BIO 210, CHE 201, PHY 210 or PHY 215.
  3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
  4. Students are required to take BIO 220, CHE 202, PHY 220 or PHY 225.
  5. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.

Science Department

199 Chambers St, Room N-699
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1305

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m