Welcome to the School of Science, Health & Technology
About the School of Science, Health & Technology
The School of Science, Health and Technology facilitates the meaningful participation in science of the highest quality, for our students, our faculty and all who come to us seeking to engage in 21st century scientific endeavors. We aim to advance knowledge and to educate students in mathematics, in nursing, in biology, in chemistry, in environmental science, in physics, in computer science and in other areas of scholarship that will best serve our community, our state, our nation and our world. We believe that ideas matter and we aim to bring knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. We provide our students with an education that combines rigorous academic study with the excitement of discovery. We are a vibrant and diverse community that offers each and every student the support and intellectual stimulation necessary to develop in each of them the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.
Message from the Dean
Dr. Terrence Blackman
The Department of Biology offers courses, which are designed for the student who wishes to pursue a career in biology and biology-related fields as well as for the student who desires some general knowledge of biology. The Department also offers courses to meet the degree requirements of programs in other departments of the College.
Chemistry and Environmental Science
The Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science (CES) is housed in the School of Science Health and Technology (SSH&T), on the fifth floor of the new state-of-the-art science building. The CES department offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science and provides courses in Chemistry and Environmental Science to satisfy the requirements for Associate and Baccalaureate degrees in other departments.
The rigor of our program, in particular its strength in mathematics and science, enables our students to gain ready acceptance into graduate programs nationwide. Several graduates of our Environmental Science Program are presently enrolled in graduate programs in environmental health, environmental chemistry, environmental engineering, earth and atmospheric sciences and a number of related fields at several of the nation’s leading institutions.
The Department of Mathematics provides an engaging and intellectually rigorous curriculum that seeks to assist students in preparing for a career in which mathematics is directly or indirectly involved and to foster an appreciation of the vital role of mathematics in society. In all our courses we encourage critical thinking and emphasize problem solving. Students thereby acquire and strengthen essential skills for their science and liberal arts courses.
Nursing is intellectually stimulating, challenging and provides many opportunities for specialization and advancement. Whether it is caring for clients in a hospital, the community, working with the elderly or children, engaging in research to improve health care, teaching clients and/or students, or using advanced technology to improve health care systems, nursing is a fulfilling vocation. These opportunities are just a few avenues one can pursue in a nursing career. Medgar Evers College can help individuals to become a nurse, or to continue to climb the career by pursuing education in nursing to the BSN level.
The department promotes success in a nursing career by assessing the readiness of its graduates throughout the educational experience. It is our goal to ensure that our graduates achieve success, employ their skills and technology to enrich their community, our nation and the world. We support lifelong learning and embrace career mobility.
ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: Information regarding Department of Nursing AAS and BSN accreditation can be obtained from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850; Atlanta, Georgia 30326 Tel: 404-975-5000; Fax: 404-975-5020 or www.acenursing.org. Information regarding state approval status may be obtained from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) at 518 474-3817 or www.op.nysed.gov.
Physics and Computer Science
The mission of the Department is to provide sound general scientific knowledge and rigorous training in Computer Science, Physics, Geosciences and Engineering in preparation for the high-tech and scientific workforce as well as graduate school. The Department makes a significant contribution in bringing about more diversity in Computer Science, Physics and Engineering by supporting both the participation and success of underrepresented minorities in these fields, i.e. underrepresented students from the central Brooklyn community which Medgar Evers College serves.
"Science is about much more than science. It is also about ethics, responsibility, and values, as well as sociology, politics, law, and business. "
Medgar Evers College
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The School of Science, Health and Technology (SSH&T) is comprised of five academic departments: Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science, Mathematics, Nursing, and Physics and Computer Science. Housed in our 195,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art building, The School of Science, Health and Technology enrolls over 40 percent of students in the College.