Chemistry - Associate of Science Degree

The chemistry program prepares students with an understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry in a variety of applications. Students learn how chemical knowledge is derived, theorized, and applied in solving problems in everyday life.

Major/Program Requirements

Career and Academic Pathways

Required Courses:

CHEM 150General Chemistry I


CHEM 151General Chemistry II


CHEM 212Organic Chemistry I


CHEM 213Organic Chemistry II


Recommended Courses:

These courses are typically prerequisites for third year chemistry majors. Students are encouraged to complete the recommended courses to prevent postponement of continued coursework in this major.
MATH 250Single Variable Calculus I


MATH 251Single Variable Calculus II


PHYSIC 110General Physics I


PHYSIC 111General Physics II


PHYSIC 110 and PHYSIC 111: Students may substitute PHYSIC 250, 251, and 252 in lieu of PHYSIC 110 and PHYSIC 111. See a counselor for details.

Total Credit Hours: 20.00

Lower division requirements for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in this field may differ from associate degree requirements. Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring. See a counselor for details. Information is also available at

A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:

  • Identify the basic areas of Chemistry that are appropriate to each Chemistry course. This content will allow students to continue in successive Chemistry courses, as well as relate the knowledge for matriculation and life-long learning.
  • Comprehend and use laboratory skills in synthetic, quantitative and instrumental methods as scientific approaches to gathering and verifying knowledge.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in Chemistry including interpretation, evaluation, explanation and critical inquiry; how to ask appropriate questions, gather relevant information efficiently and creatively, sort through this information, reason logically from this information and come to reliable and trustworthy conclusions.
  • Collect, analyze and articulate results clearly and effectively in speech and in writing in an accept able style of presentation.