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New programs added to CCNY curriculum for 2015-16

The upcoming academic year features a variety of new courses, concentrations and programs

The new academic year also heralds the debut of a number of new programs at The City College of New York, ranging from a new concentration in architecture to a master’s degree that will take health solutions from concept to practical solutions.

The Division of Science has two new undergraduate degree programs in biochemistry. One will be conferred by the College and the other by Macaulay Honors College.

The Division will also offer a master of science degree in biotechnology for the first time. This interdisciplinary program will involve faculty from biology, chemistry and physics, and aims to prepare students for entrance into industry, governmental service, the health-oriented professions, or further graduate education.  

Another interdisciplinary program, in earth system science and environmental engineering, will be offered jointly by the Grove School of Engineering and the Division of Science. The MS in earth systems and environmental science and Technology will prepare students of diverse backgrounds with the science and technology skills needed to understand and develop solutions to solve complex environmental problems. The curriculum offers concentrations in technology, water resource engineering management, climate and remote sensing, geoinformatics and GIS, and energy and environment.

The Grove School will also be rolling out its new master’s degree program in translational medicine for the fall semester. This program seeks to introduce professionals to the information and skills that can facilitate the efficient translation of research ideas into clinical healthcare and wellness promotion.

In response to popular demand, the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture will be introducing its new concentration in architectural history and theory.

“We are steadfast in our commitment to teaching architectural history,” says Associate Professor Marta Gutman, the coordinator of the concentration. “My dream is to build this from a concentration to a major.”

These programs are among others that have joined the curriculum in recent years, including the digital design concentration (January 2014); the minor in Arabic languages and cultures (June 2014); and the BA/MA program in interdisciplinary arts and sciences/study of the Americas (September 2014).

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.


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