Chemistry, Associate of Science

Program Outcomes:

Understand major concepts involving the composition of matter and the changes that matter undergoes.

Understand the contribution of major historical developments in chemistry and physics to modern theories.

Understand major concepts, principles, and experimental findings in the areas of general, organic, and/or analytical chemistry.

Make informed decisions about scientific information and its relevance in society.

Apply critical thinking skills, and efficient problem-solving skills in the areas of general, organic, and/or analytical chemistry.

Competently analyze complex problems in chemistry by recognizing and organizing essential parts of a multiple step solution. The student will also be able to rationally consider the solution of a problem, interpret their results, and evaluate the correctness of the solution based on fundamental concepts.

Apply foundational knowledge and models of chemistry to analyze and/or predict phenomena.

Make careful scientific observations, form a hypothesis, and apply the scientific method/scientific reasoning to study the physical world.

Interpret and apply basic information from technically formatted scientific literature when solving problems and conducting/designing basic laboratory experiments and procedures.

Work effectively and cordially in diverse teams in both the classroom and laboratory environment.

Understand general laboratory practice guidelines, including safety in the laboratory while handling, labeling, and storing a variety of chemicals.

Keep professionally organized, and complete experimental records from which they can prepare a scientific research report.

Apply mathematical principles to perform calculations based on fundamental chemical laws and to analyze experimental data statistically and assess reliability of results.

Clearly and concisely communicate scientific information including complex technical data and laboratory results via oral, written, and/or visual representations.

Apply kinetics, thermodynamics, organic synthesis, spectroscopy, and chromatography in problem solving and in performing laboratory experiments.

Transfer into higher level chemistry courses and be able to pursue continued education and careers in medicine, engineering, environmental science, forensic science, as well as traditional chemistry fields such as biochemistry, organic, analytical, inorganic, and physical chemistry.

Major Code: 2001S

**Alternative plans of study available by contacting your advisor

Fall Semester Freshman Year

ENGL 101Writing and Rhetoric I

3 Credits

MATH 170Calculus 1*

5 Credits

CHEM 111General Chemistry I*

5 Credits

COMM GEAny Gen. Ed Oral Comm. Course

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester Freshman Year

ENGL 102Writing and Rhetoric II*

3 Credits

MATH 175Calculus 2*

4 Credits

CHEM 112General Chemistry 2*

5 Credits

PHYS 211Physics Scientists & Engineers 1*

5 Credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Fall Semester Sophomore Year

HUMA GEAny Gen. Ed. Humanistic & Artistic Way of Knowing Course

3 Credits

CHEM 298Organic Chemistry 1*

4 Credits

PHYS 212Physics Scientists & Engineers 2*

5 Credits

SOCS GEAny Gen. Ed. Social and Behavioral Way of Knowing Course

3 Credits

WELL GEAny Gen. Ed. Wellness Elective

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring Semester Sophomore Year

CHEM 253Quantitative Analysis*

5 Credits


MATH 275Calculus 3*

4 Credits


CHEM 299Organic Chemistry 2*

5 Credits

GNED 101Introduction to General Education

3 Credits

HUMA GE2Any 2nd Gen. Ed. Humanistic & Artistic Way of Knowing Course

3 Credits

SOCS GE2Any 2nd Gen. Ed. Social and Behavioral Way of Knowing Course

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:18-19

Humanities courses must be from 2 different disciplines.

Social Science courses must be from 2 different disciplines.

*Prerequisite or Corequisite required

Total Credit Hours: 68-69