Chemistry Associate of Science Degree
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in chemistry or biochemistry should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements because additional courses may be required at some institutions.
To graduate with a specialization in Chemistry, students must complete the following required courses plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate's Degree. The A.S. in Chemistry is designed to prepare students who wish to pursue a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year institution. At the four-year institution, students may choose to specialize in one particular aspect of chemistry, such as Environmental Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry, or Physical Chemistry.
|CHEM 150||General Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM 151||General Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM 212||Organic Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM 213||Organic Chemistry II||5|
|MATH 250||Single Variable Calculus I||4|
|MATH 251||Single Variable Calculus II||4|
|Recommended Courses: 1|
|CHEM 205||Quantitative Chemical Analysis||5|
|PHYSIC 202||Physics I||4|
|or PHYSIC 151||General Physics for the Life Sciences I|
|PHYSIC 203||Physics II||4|
|or PHYSIC 152||General Physics for the Life Sciences II|
These courses are typically prerequisites for third year chemistry majors. Students are encouraged to complete the recommended courses to prevent the postponement of continued coursework in this major.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency on chemistry topics from national American Chemical Society (ACS) exams. Achieve a score that is one-half of one standard deviation below the national average (or higher) on the General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry versions, administered in CHEM 151 and CHEM 213, respectively.
- Demonstrate skill in standard laboratory techniques commonly acquired in lower division coursework.