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The Chemical and Biological Sciences unit (CBS)
consists of four departments, over 90 full time faculty and staff and numerous
part-time instructors that are dedicated to serving over 13,000 students a
semester. We believe that learning should be a lifelong experience and
enthusiastically put the success of our students first! The unit is largely
supportive in mission, providing students with general education opportunities
and core courses in preparation for a future in Allied Health, biotechnology
industries, or Life Sciences. Many of
our students receive a certificate or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree prior
to transferring to a four-year school in a STEM related program.
The CBS unit is growing, especially in our two
core areas: Chemical sciences and biological sciences. This reflects continued student interest in
Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics fields. We have built
academic partnerships with MCPS and with area four-year schools such as the
Universities at Shady Grove and the University of Maryland, College Park. Our
biotechnology program has crafted corporate partnerships with regional
businesses like Biorelience, Human Genome Sciences/ GlaxoSmithKline, MedImmune,
and Quality Biological, Inc. We even
have community partnerships with organizations like Silver Spring Green.
The Chemical and Biological Sciences is experiencing wonderful growth and
we invite you to be a part of it and take full advantage of our top-notch
academic and cultural offerings. Thanks for stopping by our
For our students, each campus have discipline
themed instructional learning centers.
On the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus there are two learning centers
(Science Learning Center (SN 100) and Mathematics Learning Center (P1 100). At the Rockville campus is the Math/Science
Center (MT 02). The Germantown campus
has the Math & Accounting Learning Center (HT229)
and the Science Learning Center (SA 202).
Each center has access to scientific equipment, computers, and
free, peer and faculty lead tutorial support.
We offer biology courses for the life science major and non-science major
alike. Students considering careers in the health sciences or research should
usually begin with BIOL 150 Principles of Biology I. Non-majors should
consider taking BIOL 101 General Biology or one of our many general education
courses (i.e. BIOL 105 Environmental Biology, BIOL 114 Understanding Viruses, BIOL
130 Human Body). Several biology courses have associated honors modules
enabling registered students to complete an additional research project.
Students may want to join the Biology Club.
We offer chemistry courses as well. Several chemistry courses offer the opportunity
for honors research. Students can take courses ranging from Principles of
Chemistry I (CHEM 131) through Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 204). Non-majors
should consider taking CHEM 109 Chemistry and Society.
Dr. James Sniezek
Science South 120A
7600 Takoma Avenue
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus