College Now Program


College Credit-Bearing Courses

General Information

Courses are offered year-round, during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. (For information about summer course offerings, see our SUMMER PROGRAMS page.)

For information on the eligibility requirements, click here.

If you do not meet these scores, you will be offered the opportunity to take specifically designed workshops at your high school or at the College. These will help you qualify to take credit courses at a later time.

Which college courses can I take?

The courses you can take depend on Regents or SAT scores, high school grades, attendance, and recommendations from your high school teachers and school counselors. Students who meet the eligibility requirements will be able to take freshman-level college courses such as the following:


ART 112


Digital Imaging

*BIO 166


Foundations of Biology: Cells and Genes

*CHE 166


General Chemistry I

**MMJ 215


Audiovisual Production

ENG 111/121


Freshman Composition I and II

ENW 210


Introduction to Creative Writing

*GEP 205


Principles of Geographic Info. Science (GISc)

MAT 172



PHI 171


Problems in Philosophy

PHI 172


Contemporary Moral Issues

POL 217


Criminal Justice

POL 266


Politics and Culture

PSY 166


General Psychology

SOC 166


Fundamentals of Sociology

SOC 234


Urban Sociology

SPA 113 / 114


Elementary Spanish I and II (for Native Speakers)

**THE 234


Visual Elements of the Theater

**THE 241


Art of the Theater


* Natural and Geographic Science courses are only offered as part of the Summer Science Academy.

** Multimedia/Journalism and Theater courses are only offered as part of the Summer Arts Academy.





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Students should bring copy of HS transcript or SAT report for academic eligibility and social security number to registration.


The following college credit courses will be offered to high school students through the College Now Program at Lehman College during fall semester 2014. The cost of the program is FREE for students. In order to be eligible, students must have at least a

75+ on their ELA Regents exam or 480+ on the SAT Verbal/Critical Reading section (or 50+ on PSAT Verbal/Reading) and overall HS average of 80+.   *Math and Language courses have different requirements. All classes meet on the Lehman College campus from 4:10 – 5:50 pm. Classes begin the week of September 8.


For further information contact David Gantz at the College Now Program:

718-960-6792 or


ART 112 – Introduction to Digital Imaging – (M/W, 3 credits) Introduction to the creation of art and imagery using computers and digital media.


ENG 111– English Composition I (M/W or T/Th, 3 credits) English composition course that focuses on paragraph and essay development, summary and critical response to short texts. Note: This course fulfills a core requirement of English Composition I.


ENW 210 – Introduction to Creative Writing (T/Th, 3 credits) This course focuses on the reading, writing and analysis of fiction, poetry and dramatic literature with the intent of developing students’ creative voices in these forms of creative writing. (Prerequisite: Students must successfully complete ENG 111 or receive approval from College Now program)


*MAT 172  – Pre-calculus (M/W, 4 credits) – Students who want to enroll in the CN pre-calculus course must register and sit for the CN CUNY Math Placement. Students must have 80+ in one math regents exam and have completed or in the process of completing 3 years of regents level math including Algebra II/Trigonometry. To register for Math Placement exam, contact the College Now office at


PHI 171 – Problems in Philosophy (M/W or T/Th, 3 credits) An introduction to philosophical thinking via a discussion of central questions such as “How should I live?” “What is the truth about reality?” “Can God’s existence be known?”


PHI 172 – Contemporary Moral Issues (M/W, 3 credits) Fundamental ethical theories and their applications to current moral issues, such as capital punishment, abortion,

sexual equality and economic justice are critically analyzed in this course.

POL 217 – Criminal Justice (M/W, 3 credits) This course uses the fundamental concepts and methods of law and political science to analyze criminal law as a method of social control and to examine the history and administration of the system of criminal justice in the United States.  It will consider how and why specified conduct is labeled criminal and the sanctions attached to such conduct.


POL 266 – Politics and Culture (T/Th, 3 credits) Students will examine the impact of cultural ideals and practices on political institutions, and on political conflict and cooperation among nationalities, races, classes, genders, and tribal, ethnic, and religious groups.



PSY 166 – General Psychology (M/W or T/Th, 3 credits) Introduction to the fundamental concepts and methods of modern psychology. Consideration of the scientific basis of psychology and of the significant problems in the areas of learning, motivation, emotion, personality and social behavior.


SOC 166 – Fundamentals of Sociology (M/W, 3 credits) Sociology, the scientific study of human behavior, studies the processes and patterns of social interaction, forms of

social organization, and the influence of social structure, groups and institutions upon human behavior.


SOC 234 –Urban Sociology (T/Th, 3 credits) This course will study the urban community and neighborhood; social forces responsible for the modern urban community; the ecology of cities; social pathology and urban blight; and analysis of policies for urban redevelopment.


*SPA 113 – Elementary Spanish for Heritage Speakers I  (M/W, 3 credits)

For Native Spanish speakers. This is an intensive course that focuses on basic elements of grammar, vocabulary, reading and conversations. Students are required to take the language placement exam on 5/14; 5/15 or 5/21. Contact to register for language placement exam.





High School seniors who have scored between 65-74 on the ELA Regents Exam are eligible to take ENG 02. Students who are successful in the ENG 02 course will sit for the CUNY Writing Assessment Test (CATW) at the end of the course. Students who pass ENG 02 and the CATW exam in fall semester 2014 will be eligible to enroll in ENG

111: Principles of Effective Writing I (3 college credits) in the Lehman College Now program in the spring semester 2015.


MTH 10 – COLLEGE FOCUS MATH (T/Th, 0 credits)

High School seniors who have scored between 65-79 on the Algebra Regents Exam are eligible to enroll in MTH 10. Students who successfully complete the MTH 10 course will sit for the CUNY COMPASS Math Assessment Exam at the end of the course. Students who pass MTH 10 and place out of remediation on the COMPASS Exam are eligible to enroll in MTH 23: Probability and Statistics @ BCC (3 college credits) in spring semester 2015.


For more information, contact the College Now Program at or 718-960-8932.

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