• students looking through microscopes
  • planetarium
  • students working in science lab
  • chemistry class

Fascinated with patterns, sequences, theories and order?

Interested in how the natural world functions and how humans interact with the world around us? Curious about how physical, biological, and human processes shape the landscape in which we live?

Studies in Mathematics and Science at CCBC can satisfy your interest in topics ranging from the earth and oceans below us to the infinite skies above. You’ll gain knowledge and real-world experience as you prepare for advanced studies or the beginning of an exciting career.

State-of-the-art lab facilities, cutting-edge technology and engaging faculty enhance your exploration of areas as diverse as Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Astronomy, Physics, Oceanography and much more.



Biology is the study of living organisms, their structure, life processes, and their interactions with each other and their environment. Learn more »


Students will study the composition, behavior (or reaction), structure, and properties of matter. Learn more »

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Geology and Meteorology are the fields in this concentration. Students gain knowledge to relate the Earth's dynamic processes to its composition, structure, and surface features.

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Environmental science

Environmental Science is the study of how the natural world functions and how humans interact with the world around us. Learn more »


Mathematics is an essential base to hundreds of professions in hundreds of industries. CEOs, lab technicians, interior designers, retail store owners, and construction site supervisors, just to name a few, all rely on mathematics every day. Learn more »


Students use data to solve chemistry problems; and perform physics experiments and write coherent laboratory reports. Learn more »

Sustainable horticulture

The green movement towards restoration and preservation of the earth’s resources is contributing to the rapid growth of the sustainable landscape and horticulture industry. Learn more »

Banneker Planetarium

Benjamin Banneker Planetarium is a classroom-sized facility (seating capacity 65) used primarily for college classes and shows to groups from area schools and the community. It has been in operation since 1966 and now has a newly-installed Spitz SciDome XD digital projector. The projector is also housed in a brand new 10 meter dome planetarium, which is part of the new Mathematics and Science Hall, Room MASH 030A.

The Planetarium is named for Benjamin Banneker, a free black who lived in the neighboring area of Oella and who, as a self-taught man of science, was the author of a series of almanacs during the 1790s. Shows for outside groups are usually scheduled for weekday mornings. Interested groups may call 443.840.4560 or email Angie Black, planetarium scheduler.