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.
Students in the Chemistry program earn the Associate of Science degree, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program. Students may complete their chemistry courses in-person (day and evening). Students usually take other non-chemistry courses needed for the Associate of Science degree through a combination of in-person or hybrid courses. If students follow the correct transfer path, they enter transfer partner universities with junior standing.
The minimum time to complete the Associate of Science degree is four full-time (15-16 credit hours) semesters for students who have no pre-existing college credit.
Currently, the program cost for an Associate of Science degree for Chemistry students is $5,160. This includes tuition and course fees for all courses required for the transfer degree. Books and course fees in other classes outside of the program are not calculated. However, to assist our students, many courses utilize Open Educational Resources and/or low cost textbooks to minimize textbook costs.
8603 Associate in Science (AS), Chemistry
- Mapping scheduled for 2018-19 academic year