Natural Sciences or Mathematics AS: Chemistry Option

Code: AS.NSM.CHEM

The Chemistry option 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

  Free Elective* 3
WRT-101English Composition I

3

MAT-280Calculus I

4

CHM-140General Chemistry I

3

CHM-141General Chemistry - Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

  Social Science Elective** 3
COM Communication Elective: Choose COM-100 or COM-102
3
CHM-240General Chemistry II

3

CHM-241General Chemistry II - Lab

1

MAT-281Calculus II

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Third Semester

  Humanities Elective** 3
  Natural Science or Mathematics/ Computer Science Elective 4
CHM-260Organic Chemistry I

4

PHY-280Physics I

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Electives** 3
  Free Elective* 3
CHM-262Organic Chemistry II

4

PHY-290Physics II

4

Total Credit Hours:14

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

CHM-140General Chemistry I

3

CHM-141General Chemistry - Lab

1

MAT-280Calculus I

4

MAT-281Calculus II

4

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

  Choose one from the following: 
CIS-270, MAT-282, MAT-283 or a Natural Science or Mathematics/Computer Science Course* chosen in consultation with an advisor**
4

CHM-240General Chemistry II

3

CHM-241General Chemistry II - Lab

1

CHM-260Organic Chemistry I

4

CHM-262Organic Chemistry II

4

PHY-280Physics I

4

PHY-290Physics II

4

Total Credit Hours:24

Free Elective

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

**General Education Elective(s).

+This is a calculus and chemistry ready program. Students must show proficiency in MAT-160, MAT-180 and CHM-100 through testing or completion of the appropriate prerequisite course before registering for MAT-280, PHY-280 and CHM-140/141.
*Students who choose CIS-270 or a Computer Science course will be required to take additional credits to meet the graduation requirement.
***Any Natural Science or Mathematics/Computer Science Elective chosen in consultation with an advisor from the list provided.

IST-123 can be used to fulfill 3 Free Elective credits for students who place into the course.