Department of Chemistry
Department Mission & Goals
The Chemistry department provides transformational educational experiences that encourage student success, supports faculty in their professional development as teachers and scholars, and works collaboratively with the campus community in support of the college's mission and goals.
- Develop and deliver courses and academic programs that support student success and maintain the highest level of academic rigor, including specialized courses and opportunities for authentic undergraduate research.
- Encourage and support faculty as teachers, scholars, and members of an academic community who provide college service to advance the goals of the institution.
- Collaborate with Academic Affairs, other academic departments, and the campus community in support of academic initiatives for student success and the college's mission and goals.
- Develop and implement processes and practices that assess student learning and support the college's mission and goals.
Programs of Study
- Chemistry (Dual/Joint A.S./B.S. Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with York College)
- Science for Forensics (Dual/Joint A.S./B.S. Degree with John Jay College of Criminal Justice)
The Honors Program at the Chemistry Department has been widely acclaimed by students. These classes are usually small in size and provide an excellent opportunity for a one to one contact between the student and the instructor. Registration in any of these courses requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 or a recommendation from an instructor. Currently, the Chemistry Department offers three honors courses, CH-127, CH-151 and CH-152. In addition students who conduct research and make presentations at American Chemical Society (ACS) conferences can register for CH-900/901 (if the mentor is not a Queensborough faculty) or CH-911—CH-914 (if the mentor is a Queensborough faculty).
Honors courses are more intensive and most of the registered students eventually conduct supervised research under the department's professors' supervision. Every year such honors students make oral presentations at the American Chemical Society (ACS)- New York section Undergraduate Research Symposium. Many honors students have made poster presentations 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 various baccalaureate programs.
Then come and talk with us to get more information about the Chemistry Department.
Science Building, S-445
222-05, 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Office: (718) 631-6280 | (718) 281-5078