Chemistry Degree added to YC Science Program

A new undergraduate program, the B.S. in chemistry, has been approved by the York College board of trustees and academic council of chairs. The addition of the chemistry degree is the culmination of continuing expansion in the sciences at the college. By the time the new degree program was proposed in 2010, the college needed to add only four courses and the necessary lab equipment to support that coursework.

Long-time chemistry professor and vice president for academic affairs, Dr. L. Ray Miller said, “For many years we have prepared students for graduate and professional studies in the sciences, and our graduates have performed well. Even with the addition of this degree, students can expect the same individual attention that has always characterized our program. Our students will find excellent opportunities for far more hands on experience in the lab than is typically available for an undergrad. This extra attention has always given our alumni an edge as they go out, and that will not change.”

The chemistry degree will be part of the 2011-12 academic catalog. Entering students will be able to select chemistry as a major effective with the fall 2011 semester. To learn more, read about the chemistry degree program or contact Mr. Mark Miller, Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

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