OFFICE: Life Science Building, Room 220, 516.572.7580

CHAIRPERSON: Charles Hicks,

FACULTY: R. Agarwal, T. Black, D. Deal, R. Fournier, R. Gonzalez, C. Hicks, D. Jones, A. Mellace, D. Resch, S. Roberts, J. Spano, C. Tuaillon, Q. Wang, B. Woelker

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT:  M. Heit, V. Sanchioli, H. Singh, C. Thurber, M. Wetherell

COURSES OFFERED: Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHE)

CHEMISTRY DISCIPLINE: Students studying chemistry may elect to pursue the A.A.S., A.A. or A.S. degree. Graduates pursue careers in education, industry, government, environmental science, health sciences, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The Department operates an experimental complex consisting of six teaching laboratories and support facilities, including equipment required for instrumental analysis and medical laboratory analysis. Chemistry students who enter the College with less than three years of high school mathematics should select mathematics by advisement. Students may not enroll in any chemistry courses while taking any remedial courses. Curriculum and program selections should be made in consultation with a departmental advisor. All chemistry courses, except CHE 109 (Contemporary Topics in Chemistry), CHE 110 (Introduction to Chemical Technology), and CHE 155 (Chemical Calculations and Computer Interface), satisfy the college's laboratory science requirement. CHE 109 (Contemporary Topics in Chemistry), CHE 110 (Introduction to Chemical Technology), CHE 155 (Chemical Calculations and Computer Interfaces) satisfies the college's non-laboratory science requirement.

The Chemistry Learning Center provides the chemistry tutorial support and is located in LS124 (Life Sciences Building).

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BIOLOGY DISCIPLINE: The Department of Chemistry with Biology and Chemistry disciplines provides a strong program designed to enable students to transfer to an upper division college of their choice. Offering a wide variety of courses, the Department seeks to serve those students wishing to pursue a career in the biological sciences as well as those students who simply wish to explore the field of biology. Whether designed for the science student or the non-science student, all of our laboratory courses will satisfy the science requirement for an associate degree and all Biology courses can be used for elective credits. As a service for students pursuing a career in the biological sciences, the Department has developed articulation agreements with various branches of SUNY, Albany and Stony Brook for example, and many of the local private institutions.

In addition to providing students with the course work necessary for career preparation, the Department offers extensive career advisement for all areas of the biological sciences. Students preparing for careers in areas such as medicine, dentistry, chiropractic, podiatry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, forestry, environmental science, biological research, etc., are encouraged to see departmental advisors. The Department also houses a modern and fully functional transmission and scanning electron microscope facility and a 3-D visualization theater.

The Biology Learning Center provides biology tutorial support and is located in building F, room 107. To verify center hours, call 516.572.7575.

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The following curriculum are offered by this Department:

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