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Mission, Philosophy and Goals

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology supports and endorses the mission, philosophy and goals of the founding institution:

"To Educate the People, the Whole People."

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology is an integral part of Bronx Community College and the City University of New York. Therefore, the Department has the responsibility to provide courses in chemistry for students in the various programs and curricula. These courses meet the requirements for the first two years of a four-year college program. They include first and second year courses for chemistry and other science majors, for health science majors, and courses for non-science majors.

Students in Science, Technology and Health care fields who need to take a course in Chemistry, must take either General Chemistry (CHM 11) or General, Organic & Biological Chemistry (CHM 17). A prerequisite for these courses is a Chemistry Placement Test, consisting of 40 multiple choice questions, based on a broad range of topics from High School or other basic Chemistry courses. The test helps the BCC Chemistry Department faculty place students into the right Chemistry classes.

The specific goals of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology are:

  • Develop transfer and career programs to respond to education and employment needs of the community that we serve.
  • Develop and maintain modern and competitive chemistry courses to serve the science and non-science students of the college.
  • Maintain a high level of instructional excellence through an experienced and dedicated technical staff.

In addition to the traditional basic and advanced college chemistry courses, the Department of Chemistry offers career-oriented programs in Environmental Technology, Earth Science, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology and, most recently, Forensic Science. Our forensics program was featured in the news and covered by local ABC stations.

National Science Foundation

American Chemical Society


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