Seminars on Science

Format: Online

Seminars on Science are online courses the in life, Earth, and physical sciences. Offered by the American Museum of Natural History and available for graduate credit at CUNY, each course is rich in content that connects learners to the Museum's scientists, laboratories, expeditions and specimens.

The courses are co-taught by an experienced educator and a research scientist, and take place over six weeks, with a seventh week available for the completion of assignments.

Career Prospects

Seminars on Science are designed to prepare, support, and inspire educators, whether they are new teachers seeking resources to use in the classroom or seasoned educators, looking to update lesson plans or knowledge in a specific content area.

The courses are designed to deepen students’ understanding of scientific content and enhance students’ knowledge of the process of scientific inquiry.

Curriculum

  • Each course is worth 3 graduate credits should a student choose to earn credit from the CUNY School of Professional Studies.
     

Please visit the AMNH website for the most current calendar.

Admissions Criteria

Registrants must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in order to seek credit from CUNY SPS.

Registration

Matriculated CUNY students (except Brooklyn College)

  1. Do not register for the course through the Seminars on Science website.
  2. Obtain an ePermit to take a Seminars on Science class for credit through the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Faculty advisors at your home college must approve your request.
  3. To access ePermit, go to the CUNY Portal Login page. Once on the University's Login page, you will have to register for a CUNY Portal ID and Password, if you haven't already done so, by clicking on "Register" and following the directions. Once registered and logged in, you will be directed to your own "My Page" that has a link to the ePermit system prominently displayed. You can track the process online, and will be informed electronically when your request is approved or denied.
  4. If you have any questions about the ePermit system, please contact your home college registrar. If your home college registrar is unable to resolve the problem, contact SPS at (212) 652-2869 or information@sps.cuny.edu.

Brooklyn College Students

  1. Follow the instructions on the Brooklyn College Schedule of Graduate Courses Sections for registration instructions.

Non Matriculated (Non-Degree) Students

  1. Register for Seminars on Science courses via the American Museum of Natural History website.
  2. Ask the institution that awarded you your BA/BS to send a transcript of prior baccalaureate study directly to the CUNY SPS address listed above. They may charge an additional fee for this service. The CUNY SPS Registrar must receive your transcript before the final class session.
  3. In order to earn graduate credit from SPS, download the appropriate registration form below. If you are not already enrolled at CUNY, you will also need to pay a one-time application fee. Return the form, along with payment, to:

CUNY School of Professional Studies
Attn: Associate Registrar
119 West 31st Street -- Suite 123
New York, NY 10001

Application Deadlines

Applications for Summer Session 1 are due by May 8, 2017; Applications for Summer Session 2 are due by June 26, 2017