Science Department

The natural and physical sciences comprise the study of all living and non-living matter and energy encountered upon and within the earth, planets and stars. By studying these sciences, students will expand their understanding of biological, chemical and physical principles and become familiar with the method of scientific inquiry.

Areas of Study

The MCC Science Department provides students with an opportunity to take courses in the following natural and physical sciences subject areas:

Students can choose from these courses to satisfy their general education core requirements or various associate degree program requirements.

A Career in the Sciences

A career in the sciences generally requires an advanced degree and one of the benefits of studying the natural and physical sciences is the variety of career paths it provides. Individuals with scientific training will have the background and qualifications for a variety of positions in business, industry, government agencies and education.

For students who plan to transfer to complete the requirements for a bachelor of science degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science or physics, enrolling in the college's Liberal Arts and Science associate of science degree program or the Environmental Science associate of science degree program is a good choice. By entering either one of these programs, students are able to start their course work at MCC and take advantage of its high quality instruction and more affordable community college tuition and fees. Students who are thinking of transferring are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors to discuss how MCC courses transfer to other institutions. More information on the transfer options available at MCC can be found in the Transfer Services portion of the web site.


Rachel Mintell, Associate Professor
Co-chair, Science Department

Fatma Salman, Assistant Professor
Co-chair, Science Department

MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and "real world" credentials. The College offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admission programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.

Last Update: September 05 2014
For additional information, contact: Beverly Ferrigno