About the Chemistry Department

The Chemistry Department is located on the 4th floor of the Science Building in room S-445.

(Report from the Chairman)

Dr. Sasan Karimi, PhD
Tel: 718-631-6280
Fax: 718-281-5078

Did you know:

  • Course offerings include General and Organic Chemistry for the Health Science programs.
  • Every semester more than 800 students take various chemistry courses to fulfill their academic requirements.
  • All required chemistry courses, including those in pre-professional health science programs, are taught by nine full time faculty and many seasoned adjunct professors.
  • State of the art technology using computers with power point presentations along with the traditional methods of teaching on the blackboard are integral components of the educational process.
  • All chemistry courses are fully transferable to all CUNY colleges as long as they are completed with a grade of C or better.
  • The department is equipped with various instruments such as FT-NMR, FT-IR, GC, GC-MS, HPLC, UV, etc. These instruments are put to use for the traditional labs and for research.
  • Computer-driven tutorial programs are also provided to students to help them go through drills and reviews at their own pace and time. 

We offer honors courses to the students who have a keen interest in the sciences and chemistry in particular. In order to enroll in this program they must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher or a professor’s recommendation. The honors courses are more intensive and most of the registered students usually conduct supervised research with the department’s professors.

  • Every year such honors students make oral presentations at the American Chemical Society (ACS) - New York section Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • More poster presentations by our students have been given at the National ACS Meetings, the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting as well as other national and international conferences. These students continue their successful career after graduation and transfer to baccalaureate programs.
    [Presentations], [Photos], [Publications]

We applied and were granted the request to host the ACS MARM meeting for 2008 which was very rare achievement for a community college.

We also hosted the 52nd Undergraduate Research Symposium (PDF) of the NY subsection of the American Chemical Society, on May 1, 2004.

In 2003 the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) bestowed Dr. Paris Svoronos, the most prestigious award of “the outstanding community college professor of the year for 2003.” This is the only award given to all community college professors of all various fields, ranks and colleges.

Are you interested in chemistry? Then come and talk with us.

Stop in S-445 or call us at 718-631-6280.

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