Division Of Science
The Division of Science at City College has a proud legacy and a proud future. Nine Nobel Laureates studied science and mathematics at CCNY. World-renowned physicists like Myriam Sarachik, who serves on the governing council of the National Academy of Sciences, and well-known author Michio Kaku teach our students, and distinguished professors conduct cutting edge research on everything from climate change to structural biology to sustainable energy, and everything in between. City College students, even as undergraduates, have an unprecedented opportunity to work in these labs. In the past 8 years the Division has produced two Rhodes Scholars and several Goldwater and Truman scholars, as well as graduates who have gone on to the most prestigious graduate schools, supported by grants from the National Science Foundation to pursue their research.
♦ Dean's Office Hours
In person: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm (Walk in)
Zoom: Monday - Friday 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Prior registration required.)
♦ Science Mentoring Program (SMP)
SMP members are supported by a panel of experienced mentors who introduce the members to university life and work alongside them in task-based activities. Visit our website for details.
♦ Summer and Fall 2022 Advising Availability
If you need to speak to a Division of Science advisor about Summer or Fall 2022 registration, including removing a hold, please make an appointment using the link on the Office of Student Success website.
Excellence in Teaching and Research
Bachelors Degrees Awarded in 2020
Graduate Degrees Awarded in 2020
Read the latest issue of our newsletter "Science Matters"
Biology Alum Acting Director of NIH
Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak, a City College Alumni, has been appointed new acting director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Tabak earned his BS degree in Biology from City College in 1972 and then moved on to get his PhD from the University of Buffalo and his DDS from Columbia University. From 2000 to 2010, he served as acting principal deputy director of NIH and was the director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research from 2000 to 2010. Tabak’s research focus is on the structure, biosynthesis and function of glycoproteins.
Three ABRCMS Student Winners from Division
The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) gathers over 4000 participants each year ranging from undergraduates and graduate students, researchers, and scientists from over 350 U.S. colleges and universities. ABRCMS is one of the largest scientific conferences to invite students from historically excluded populations to present their work, hear about graduate programs, and build their networks. This year, CCNY had 11 winners for presenting their work in the biomedical field, with three of them coming from the Division of Science.
Division of Science Diversity Statement
For over 150 years, The City College of New York has provided access to excellence in the scientific disciplines for the diverse population of New York City, molding sharp minds from all backgrounds into a potent STEM workforce to meet national needs. Today, the Division of Science aspires to ensure a diverse and engaging environment, knowing that the creative energy and innovative insights that result from diversity are vital for the intellectual rigor and social fabric of the College, and are requisite for a highly effective scientific workforce of the future. As a scholarly community, the Division welcomes people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, national and international backgrounds, without regard to religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.