School of Natural and Social Sciences


Message from Acting Dean of School of Natural & Social Sciences, Dr. Stefan Becker

Welcome to the School of Natural and Social Sciences' website. The largest School at Lehman College, Natural and Social Sciences is home to thirteen departments: Anthropology; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Economics and Business; Earth, Environmental, and Geospatial Sciences; Health Sciences; Mathematics and Computer Science; Nursing; Physics and Astronomy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; and Social Work. Over 160 full-time faculty reside in the School and teach both undergraduate and master's courses on campus, as well as participate in doctoral programs at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan.

The Office of the Dean of Natural and Social Sciences is now located in the new state-of-the art environmentally "green" science facility, in the Science Hall, room 1403. This space will provide expanded opportunities and resources for teaching and learning, faculty and student research, and preparation for science-based careers.

The School is also home to the CUNY doctoral program in Plant Sciences, which works in close association with the New York Botanical Garden. The faculty are renowned not only for their excellence in teaching, but also for their scholarship and research. Many of the faculty are recipients of grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Defense, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, just to cite a few examples. Quite often faculty and students, both graduate and undergraduate, form research teams investigating current topics and present their results at regional, national and, international meetings. A majority of our departments possess their own modern computer classrooms, and faculty often incorporate new technologies into their teaching.

The School strives to maintain an exciting, expanding curriculum, responding to the changing needs of the 21st century. Our new Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (BBA) is attracting many new students. Master's degrees in both Social Work and Public Health help address critical needs, not only in the Bronx, but all of New York City. In addition, we offer various programs and certificates in both the Natural and Social Sciences that can help launch you on an exciting and rewarding career, one in which there are opportunities for employment in the New York metropolitan area.

Many of our departments and individual faculty retain strong community ties and often bring their knowledge and expertise directly into the neighborhoods. Students are encouraged to follow this example and share their talents with others.

The School shares the overall mission of the College to provide students with a comprehensive liberal arts and sciences background, while preparing them for specific careers and advanced study. We invite you to join our engaged community of faculty, staff, and students in seeking these goals.

Last modified: Dec 6, 2013

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