School of Arts and Sciences
- Pamela Brown,
Dean, Arts and Sciences
- Contact Information
- NSF Sponsored Science
and Technology Scholars
Program and Emerging
Dean Pamela Brown,
Namm 805, Ph. 718.260.5008
- Director of Liberal Arts (LAA)
and CUNY BA/BS Advisement
Dr. Steve Panford,
Pearl 616, Ph. 718.260.5986
- Director of Liberal Arts and
Sciences (LAS) Advisement
Dr. Urmi Ghosh-Dastidar,
Pearl 616, Ph. 718.260.5014
- NSF AMP Scholarship
Ms. Minerva Francis,
Voorhees 806, Ph. 718.260.5529
- Pre-professional Advisor
(medical, dental, optometry,
Dr. Suresh Tewani,
Pearl 613,Ph. 718.260.5850
Message from the Dean
Welcome to City Tech’s School of Arts and Sciences! The School of Arts and Sciences is home to the departments of African American Studies, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, English, Humanities, Physics and Social Sciences. We have a dedicated and scholarly faculty. Most have published books or other scholarly works. To provide enriching experiences outside of the classroom, many events are organized. We sponsor a college-wide research poster sessions highlighting faculty and student accomplishments and discoveries, conferences to promote diversity and commemorate Black Solidarity Day, and African American History Month, a Career Exploration Series, conferences on Biotechnology, and author book signings and discussions, to name a few of our many events. Many classes visit museums and other cultural destinations. Opportunities for student to conduct research, some with stipends, are also available. Many of our students have presented the results of their research at conferences and published in refereed journals. Taking advantage of these and other opportunities while at City Tech, will increase the value of your education. I encourage you to explore the City Tech web pages to discover more about the programs and opportunities available.
Pamela Brown, Dean, Arts and Sciences
Degrees in the School of Arts and Sciences include associate degrees in Chemical Technology, Computer Sciences, Liberal Arts and Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Math.
Chemical Technology graduates can enter the workforce immediately after earning their associates degree or continue their education. Our laboratories contain up-to-date equipment, similar to that found in industry. Graduates have obtained positions at Pfizer, Bear Sterns, Quest Labs, Con Ed and Key Span, to name a few. Most graduates continue their education in fields such as pharmacy, biochemistry, teacher preparation and chemical engineering. For more information about this degree Click Here.
The associate degree in computer science provides a strong foundation in math and computer science. Graduates can easily transfer to baccalaureate programs in computer science, computer information systems technology, computer engineering technology, or applied math. For more information about this degree Click Here.
The associate’s degrees in liberal arts provide students with a broad, liberal education emphasizing the communication, team-work and analytical skills needed for both the workforce and higher education. The Job Find website offers the following advice to job seekers. “Hiring managers respect and expect technical expertise. But technical skills without the motivation to keep growing and learning will soon become obsolete. The ability to effectively communicate with your boss, co-workers, and customers will ultimately determine your long-term success.” A liberal arts degree develops these skills. For more information about this degree Click Here.
The associate in science degree in liberal arts and science curriculum promotes scientific skills among students to solve real-world problems. The curriculum includes courses in mathematics, science, computer applications as well as courses in behavioral and social sciences, communication and literature. Graduates may transfer to the most baccalaureate degree programs. For more information about this degree Click Here.
The bachelor’s degree in Applied Math is designed to give students the background they will need to pursue careers in applied mathematics. The degree has three options – Science, Information Science and Financial Science. Graduates develop analytical thinking and problem solving skills through the study of math and computer science. These skills can be used to develop computer models to predict outcomes or provide data, skills needed in the world of business, education, finance, government and industry. For more information about this degree Click Here.
The African American Studies Department at City Tech is designed to provide students with an appreciation of the history and culture of Africans and their descendents. Its course offerings cover the entire African diaspora from antiquity to the present. Readings and classrooms lectures bring research, critical analysis, synthesis, and interpretation to bear on the contributions of peoples of African descent to the genesis and the development of human civilization. For more information Click Here.
The Biological Sciences Department at New York City College of Technology is made up of a very diverse group of faculty with just as impressive a combination of backgrounds and specialties. Faculty members are given the opportunity and encouraged to write grants and do research projects either by themselves, in collaboration with other faculty members or with selected students. Currently our faculty members are involved with research on Molecular Biology, Molecular Modeling, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics and Microbial Genetics, just to name a few.
The department services many programs within the college; many of the courses are required core courses, others fulfill science requirements, and yet others are used for science electives. The courses range from general basic foundation courses like a year sequence of General Biology and Anatomy and Physiology courses which are needed for most of the students majoring in the “Health-Related” programs to more advanced courses like Pathophysiology and Bioinformatics which are required or highly suggested electives for students in the more specialized programs. For more information Click Here.
The Chemistry department has a variety of courses ranging from general chemistry to analytical chemistry. The courses are designed to provide the students with the practical experience needed to solve real-world problems. For example, chemistry students study greenhouse effects, effects of acid rain and ozone layer depletion. For more information Click Here.
The English department at City Tech is one of the largest departments in the college. Its goal is to ensure that all City Tech students gain both a proficiency in the English language and an understanding of the complexity of the human condition through literature and research.
The English department has a diverse faculty that offer an equally diverse set of course offerings, ranging from composition to literature courses that explore American literature, Asian literature, and the literature of women writers. The English department also offers courses in technical writing and is currently developing a Technical Writing major.
The English department also offers developmental courses in reading, writing, and English as a Second Language to prepare students for the successful completion of the CUNY Skills Assessment Tests, including the ACT. For more information Click Here.
The Humanities Department at City Tech focuses on those elements of every human culture that spring from the rational and artistic creativity of the human spirit. Its goal is to provide students with both the oral communication skills necessary for academic, career and personal advancement, as well as the aesthetic awareness derived from study of the theory and practice of the performing arts.
The Humanities Department offers courses in speech, foreign languages, theatre, music, art, and the performing arts. For more information Click Here.
The Mathematics department is one of the largest departments in the college. This department offers variety of courses, ranging from remedial courses to advanced undergraduate courses. The students in this department attain computer literacy and learn how to use mathematical tools to solve real-world problems. Currently, this department awards an associate’s degree in computer science and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics. For more information Click Here.
The Physics Department offers courses in physics and physical science. These courses offer students the opportunity to develop an appreciation and understanding of the physical world. The coursework develops a comprehension of basic physical principles, competence in using logical procedures in problem solving and an awareness of the historical advances and future potentials in the field of physical science.
The Department has an active presence outside of the classroom. Periodically we have joint Physics and Mathematics colloquia and invite speakers from various institutions.
The Department also has a very accomplished faculty. The physics professors have done research in theoretical nuclear physics, solid state physics, material science, photonics, astrophysics, space travel and physics education. The results have been published in various scientific journals and presented at conferences all over the world. They have been awarded numerous grants from various institutions to pursue their research in physics and physics education. For more information Click Here.
The Social Science Department at City Tech is one of the largest departments at City Tech. Its goal is to provide students with insights into the various social sciences and to explain how social scientists examine problems that confront individuals, communities, nations and the world. With an insight into the social sciences, City Tech students can step with confidence into the responsibilities of citizenship and enhance their personal growth within their chosen careers. For more information Click Here.