Department Chair: Dr. Lynda Box
Department Secretary: Marie Notholt
Room: S-131
Phone: (201) 447-7140

Our Mission

The department of physical sciences at Bergen Community College serves the scientific interests of students through excellence in course offerings and effective teaching techniques to communicate scientific knowledge that meets student needs for today and paves the way to tomorrow. Application of scientific knowledge is encouraged to support the professional development of science majors and to enable non-science majors to make informed decisions based on scientific fact, leading to better educated citizens and consumers, as well as instilling a desire for life-long learning. The department of physical sciences supports Bergen’s assessment activities, the Emil Buehler Trust Observatory, professional symposia and meetings, several campus clubs, the Learning in Retirement program, and other community efforts.

Career Paths

The Associate of Science degree (A.S.)- Physics Option are designed to provide students with the coursework needed to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree in physics. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a pathway to careers in research, medicine, software design, and even finance. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with Bergen Community College faculty and Career Services as they begin to explore career options. Students can also utilize Career Coach, a resource provided by Bergen, to explore degree programs and corresponding careers https://bergen.emsicc.com.

Transfer Opportunities

Students pursuing the Associate of Science degree (A.S.)- Physics Option can transfer into majors, such as physics. Students are encouraged to work closely with Bergen Community College faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer https://njtransfer.org.

Available Transfer Partnerships

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