Chemistry, Associate in General Studies



Program Code: 0203


When you think of chemistry, you might think of atoms and bonds, bubbling beakers and smoking test tubes. In reality, chemistry students use mathematics, theory, and experimentation to study the matter that makes up physical substances. People working in the field of chemistry make valuable contributions in a range of fields, including medicine, biology, psychology, and geology. Follow the chemistry pathway and you’ll explore many different topics, from the chemical basis for life to the environmental problems caused by chemicals. The chemistry pathway leads to an associate degree which will allow you to transfer as a junior to a four-year college to complete your bachelor’s degree. You might become a pharmacist, scientist, forensics specialist, food scientist, dentist, materials engineer or hazardous materials specialist.

This is an example course sequence for students interested in earning a degree in Chemistry. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Associate in General Studies (AGS) degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I 1 5
MATH 207 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 1 5
Social and Behavioral Sciences course (HD) 1 3
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 2 3
CHEM 203 General Chemistry II 2 5
MATH 208 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 2 5
Fine Arts & Humanities course 1 3
Semester 3
CHEM 205 Organic Chemistry I 2 6
PHYSICS 235 Engineering Physics I: Mechanics & Wave Motion 2 5
Social and Behavioral Sciences course 1 3
Semester 4
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry II 2 6
PHYSICS 236 Engineering Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism 2,3 5
Fine Arts & Humanities course 1 3
 Total Hours60

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