School of Natural and Social Sciences


Message from Dean of School of Natural & Social Sciences, Dr. Gautam Sen

The School of Natural & Social Sciences (SNSS) is the largest School  at Lehman College. The School’s goal is to prepare our students to conquer the challenges of the global world and to become future leaders. SNSS offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. 


The following academic departments are in SNSS:

  • Anthropology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth, Environmental, & Geospatial Sciences
  • Economics & Business
  • Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


In addition to offering Bachelor’s and Master’s courses on campus, many of our faculty teach and supervise doctoral students through CUNY Graduate Center. Our BBA program prepares future entrepreneurs to become leaders of the Bronx business community and beyond.

Our diverse faculty includes globally renowned mathematicians, natural scientists, physical scientists, and social scientists. SNSS provides important leadership in Lehman College’s effort to educate students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields. Research plays a fundamental role in the enrichment of education of our students. Many of our faculty members are engaged in research and education projects funded by Federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Defense. SNSS has built strong partnerships with New York Botanical Garden, American Museum of Natural History, and many community colleges and High Schools in the Bronx, and other institutions of higher education.


The Office of the Dean of Natural and Social Sciences is located in Room 1403 in the new Science Hall, which is a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum building. LEED Platinum is the highest rating awarded by U.S. Green Building Council.

Last modified: Sep 19, 2014

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