Science (A.S.)

Science

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.

Careers

The U.S. Department of Commerce reported in 2011 that growth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs has been three times faster than in other fields. This is not surprising taking into consideration that the STEM field is a fundamental source of innovation in every nation.

In addition to all Science courses offered at BMCC, our institution gives students the opportunity to participate in research programs under the guidance of professors with expertise in different fields.

Transfer Options

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

Academic Program Maps

Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

3
XXX xxx
Modern Foreign Language
3
XXX xxx
General Elective 5

 

Choose 1 sequence from the following introductory science sequences:

4
BIO 210
Biology I
4
BIO 220
Biology II
OR
4
CHE 201
College Chemistry I
4
CHE 202
College Chemistry II
OR
4
PHY 210
Physics I
4
PHY 220
Physics II

 

Choose 16 credits from the following:

4
BIO 210
Biology I
AND
4
BIO 220
Biology II
4
CHE 201
College Chemistry I
AND
4
CHE 202
College Chemistry II
4
PHY 210
Physics I
AND
4
PHY 220
Physics II
4
BIO 230
Fundamentals of Microbiology
4
BIO 240
Genetics
4
BIO 260
Cell Biology
4
BIO 270
Plant Biology
4
CHE 120
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
4
CHE 205
Quantitative Analysis
5
CHE 230
Organic Chemistry I
AND
5
CHE 240
Organic Chemistry II
4
ENV 250
Environmental Science
4
MAT 301
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
AND
4
MAT 302
Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
3
PHY 240
Modern Physics
4
SCI 120
Computer Methods in Science
4
SCI 140
Introduction to Microprocessors
4
SCI 430
Scientific Instrumentation
30
Total Curriculum Requirements
60
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 S-699
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1305

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m