Natural Sciences or Mathematics AS: Chemistry Option

Code: AS.NSM.CHEM

The A.S. Degree Program in Chemistry includes a General Chemistry sequence (I & II) and an Organic Chemistry sequence (I & II) as well as required courses in mathematics and physics.   Students are prepared to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in chemistry. 
Occupations for graduates with degrees in chemistry include teaching, research, environmental science and scientific writing as well as positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the proper use of chemical nomenclature.
  • Analyze chemical problems and demonstrate problem solving skills.
  • Describe the nature of the atom.
  • Explain the nature of chemical bonding. 
  • Demonstrate effective use of chemical software and instrumentation.
  • Demonstrate proper laboratory techniques and safety practices.
  • Recognize energy considerations in chemical reactions.
  • Propose the products of chemical reactions.
  • Demonstrate adequate mastery of chemical vocabulary.


Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
CHM-140General Chemistry I

3

CHM-141General Chemistry - Lab

1

MAT-180Precalculus: College Algebra and Trigonometry

4

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:17

CHM-140 has a pre-requisite of CHM-100 Introduction to Chemistry. The Testing Center offers a Proficiency Exam to bypass this pre-requisite. The exam is administered by appointment.

Second Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  Free Elective‡ 3
CHM-240General Chemistry II

3

CHM-241General Chemistry II - Lab

1

MAT-280Calculus I

4

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Third Semester

  Social Science Elective* 3
CHM-260Organic Chemistry I

4

MAT-281Calculus II

4

PHY-280Physics I

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Electives* 6
  Social Science Elective* 3
CHM-262Organic Chemistry II

4

PHY-290Physics II

4

Total Credit Hours:17

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Elective*

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology

MAT-180Precalculus: College Algebra and Trigonometry

4

MAT-280Calculus I

4

CHM-140General Chemistry I

3

CHM-141General Chemistry - Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:12

CHM-140 has a pre-requisite of CHM-100 Introduction to Chemistry. The Testing Center offers a Proficiency Exam to bypass this pre-requisite. The exam is administered by appointment.

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

CHM-240General Chemistry II

3

CHM-241General Chemistry II - Lab

1

CHM-260Organic Chemistry I

4

CHM-262Organic Chemistry II

4

MAT-281Calculus II

4

PHY-280Physics I

4

PHY-290Physics II

4

Free Elective‡

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 24

Program Support Requirements

  Two general education courses* to be selected from the following fields, with no more than one In any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN). 6
  One general education course* to be selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT). 3

Total Credit Hours: 9

Total Credit Hours: 66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s).

CHM-140 has a pre-requisite of CHM-100 Introduction to Chemistry. The Testing Center offers a Proficiency Exam to bypass this pre-requisite. The exam is administered by appointment.

‡Students may choose WEX-101 Dynamics of Health and Fitness (2 cr.) plus a WEX experience course (1 cr.): WEX-111, WEX-112, WEX-114, WEX-115, WEX-116, or WEX-118; or IST-123 Success 101; or a General Education Elective.