The department of physical sciences at Bergen Community College serves the scientific interests of students through excellence in course offerings and effective teaching techniques to communicate scientific knowledge that meets student needs for today and paves the way to tomorrow. Application of scientific knowledge is encouraged to support the professional development of science majors and to enable non-science majors to make informed decisions based on scientific fact, leading to better educated citizens and consumers, as well as instilling a desire for life-long learning. The department of physical sciences supports Bergen’s assessment activities, the Emil Buehler Trust Observatory, professional symposia and meetings, several campus clubs, the Learning in Retirement program, and other community efforts.
The Associate of Science degree (A.S.)- Chemistry Option are designed to provide students with the coursework needed to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a pathway to careers in teaching, research, environmental science, scientific writing, and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with Bergen Community College faculty and Career Services as they begin to explore career options. Students can also utilize Career Coach, a resource provided by Bergen, to explore degree programs and corresponding careers https://bergen.emsicc.com.
Students pursuing the Associate of Science degree (A.S.)- Chemistry Option can transfer into majors, such as chemistry. Students are encouraged to work closely with Bergen Community College faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer https://njtransfer.org.