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Chemistry Transfer Degree Program

Chemistry Student The recommended program emphasis courses of the chemistry major will transfer to a bachelor's degree program at most Regents institutions.  A student's class choices should be planned with the requirements of the transfer institution in mind.  See your advisor for enrollment information and transfer institution requirements.

Most students who decide to major in Chemistry at a four-year institution will plan a course of study that will lead to an Associate in Science Degree.

Recommended Courses

    Credit Hrs.
MATH-115 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH-120 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5
MATH-201 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 3
CHEM-103 Principles of Chemistry I 5
CHEM-104 Principles of Chemistry II 5
CHEM-201 Organic Chemistry 5
PHYS-203 College Physics I 5
PHYS-204 College Physics II 5
  A Computer Programming Course 3


To complete an associate degree the program emphasis credit hours and the general education credit hours, which must be taken from the list approved by the General Education Committee, must total at least 64 credit hours.

Description of Courses

CHEM-101. Fundamentals of Chemistry. 5 Hours. This course is designed for non-majors in science, such as agriculture, nursing, and home economics, who need one semester of college chemistry. It will give students an opportunity to master the fundamental principles of chemistry, and basic techniques in the laboratory. The course includes three credit hours of lecture and two credit hours of lab. Prerequisite: One year of high school algebra, or one semester of algebra at the college level.

CHEM-103. Principles of Chemistry I. 5 Hours. This course is designed for science majors, engineers,
medically related majors, pharmacy majors, etc. Topics include measurement, atomic theory, periodic properties, formulas, equations, bonding, molecular geometry, solution stoichiometry, gases, solids and liquids. The course includes three credit hours of lecture and two credit hours of lab. Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra or equivalent.

CHEM-104. Principles of Chemistry II and Qualitative Analysis. 5 Hours. This course is a continuation of Principles of Chemistry I. Topics include oxidation-reduction, acid-bases, kinetics, equilibrium, ionization, solubility product, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, organic and nuclear reactions. The course includes three credit hours of lecture and two credit hours of lab. Prerequisite: Principles of Chemistry I.

CHEM-201. Organic Chemistry. 5 Hours. This course is designed for students who need any course in
organic chemistry. The topics include hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, acids, amides,
amines, stereoisomers, carbohydrates and amino acids. The course includes three credit hours of lecture and two credit hours of lab. Prerequisite: Principles of Chemistry I.

CHEM-202. Quantitative Analysis. 5 Hours. Topics include analysis by volumetric, gravimetric, potentiometric and photometric means. The course includes three credit hours of lecture and two credit hours of lab. Prerequisite: Principles of Chemistry II and Qualitative Analysis.