Welcome to the Department of Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Environmental Sciences
The Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Environmental Sciences Department offers the following Associate Degree Programs:
- Liberal Arts and Sciences – Chemistry (A.S.)
- Environmental Technology (A.A.S.)
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology (A.A.S.)
- Liberal Arts and Science – Earth Systems and Environment Science (A.S.)
- Science for Forensics (A.S.) – Featured on ABC news
Upon completion, students can transfer into four degree programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and also into professional programs such as Doctoral Pharmacy (PharmD) and Physician Assistant (PA) programs.
In addition to the traditional basic and advanced college chemistry courses, the Department of Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Environmental Sciences 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.
Dr. Phillip and Prof. Sen received $11,000 from the US State Department Public Diplomacy to continue their efforts to monitor climate change by installing solar powered automatic weather stations that will also be used to monitor air quality and soil moisture in the three regions of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Dr. Neal Phillip, chairperson and professor of the Chemistry and Chemical Technology Department at BCC/CUNY, will work with CIEE’s Faculty-Led & Custom Programs team and Antonia Ferriol, resident director of CIEE’s Study Center in Palma de Mallorca to create and execute the program.
Students from BCC/CUNY will travel to Palma de Mallorca and take part in an intensive program designed to monitor the effect of weather, climate, and water quality on the local ecosystem.
BCC/CUNY RESEARCHERS INVESTIGATE GEOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE
Geological Agriculture at BCC
Dr. Dickens St. Hilaire and Professor Sami M Segni, M.S. from the Department of Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences submitted geological agriculture (GeoAg) grant application to investigate the effect of GeoAg methodologies on soil health. Together with other researchers at BCC, they have applied to nearly $2M in grants from the United States Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Richard Campbell, the founder of geological agriculture.
“The potential to research alternative methods to soil management is exciting given the number of heavy metals found in soil,” Dr. St. Hilaire. “Re-examining rocks from nutrient release principals offers a whole new direction of accessing nutrient materials for human advancement,” Professor Segni.
A two-week adventure to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, focusing on the environment and sustainability with 10 CUNY Students, including 7 from BCC: Willmar Guzman Ulloa, Mary Martinez Nunez, Samantha Ramcharran, Ylianny Paulino Batista, Adrianny Montero Nunez, Grissel de Jesus Sosa, and Anthonella Contreras Linarez
Internships and Research Opportunities
The CUNY Research Scholars Program provides funded laboratory experiences for associate degree students over a one-year period. The goal of the program is to encourage undergraduate participation in authentic research and to increase persistence in STEM disciplines. Students receive 400 hours of mentoring from faculty members and participate in programming offered at their campuses, including sessions on laboratory safety, public speaking and poster preparation.
Chemistry Earth and Environmental Sciences Department Study Abroad Adventures
Learn more about the study abroad experiences of our BBC/CUNY students with the Chemistry Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at:
Stay tuned for more life changing experiences to come!