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 website.
more information about the CBS, click here.
To contact a specific department or Chair, click here.
Dr. James Sniezek
Science South 120A
7600 Takoma Avenue
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus