Chemistry is often called the central science as it provides the connection between mathematics and the physical, life and applied sciences. Chemistry is the science of molecules and their transformations. Chemists study the composition, properties and reactivity of matter and synthesize and discover new molecules and materials. Since the transformation of matter is integral to the modern world, the study of chemistry can lead to a diverse variety of careers.This degree also prepares the student to enter programs in aerospace, agriculture, biology, engineering, environmental science, and health science.
8603 Associate in Science (AS), Chemistry
Arizona State University
- Transfer Pathways
- Chemistry BA
- Chemistry BS
- Environmental Chemistry BS
- Secondary Education (Chemistry)
Northern Arizona University
University of Arizona
While students may also choose to transfer to out-of-state programs, we do not have transfer partnerships with those programs. Connect with your transfer destination to determine which courses can be taken at SCC.
With further education, students are prepared for careers:
- Materials Science
Employment outlook is strong, as industry is looking toward majors in areas such as Chemistry to fill jobs. According to our transfer partner, Arizona State University, Chemistry majors can expect the following salaries in careers for which a Chemistry degree at bachelors, masters, or doctoral level is the direct preparation.
|Business Intelligence Analyst||9.3%||$88,510|
|Climate Change Analyst||11.1%||$69,400|
|Clinical Trials Manager||9.9%||$118,970|
|Crime Scene Investigator||16.8%||$57,850|
Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics, US Dept. of Labor.