Chemistry

Overview

Chemistry

Are you a hands-on learner who is curious about how the natural world works? In chemistry, you’ll investigate your surroundings on a molecular level to solve problems. You’ll look closely at the structure and properties of matter.

Careers in Biotechnology, Engineering and Analytical Chemistry

From materials science to pharmacology, use your problem-solving skills to help people.

  • Become a doctor, teacher or a chemist.
  • Start a career in biotechnology or engineering.
  • Work in environmental protection, forensics, or become a natural science manager.

Academic Plans for Chemistry

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. 

Note: The academic plans will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Chemistry for Transfer—AS-T Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
CHEM 0001A 5 Prerequisite for CHEM 0001A is completion of CHEM 0000A or equivalent with grade C AND completion of MATH 0000D or equivalent with grade C or better or placement by matriculation process AND satisfactory score on the Chemistry Placement Examination.
CHEM 0001X 1  
MATH 0027 4  
ENGL 0001A 3  
TOTAL 13  
Term 2
Course Units
CHEM 0001B 5
CHEM 0001Y 1
MATH 0012 or MATH 0029 4
PHIL 0004 or ENGL 0001B 3
TOTAL 13
Term 3
Course Units
CHEM 0012A 5
MATH 0030 4
COMM 0005 3
TOTAL 12
Term 4
Course Units
CHEM 0012B 5
MATH 0031 4
PHIL 0065 or PHIL 0060 3
TOTAL 12
Term 5
Course Units Notes
PHYS 0205 4 In addition to coursework in this plan, PHYS 0205/0205L requires completion of PHYS 0000A or PHYS 0105L or high school physics with grade of C or better. 
PHYS 0205L 1  
BIOL 0001 4  
POLS 0001 3  
TOTAL 12  
Term 6
Course Units
PHYS 0210 3
PHYS 0210L 1
CHEM 0005 4
SSCI or MUS 0011 or MUS 0013 3
HIST 0017A or HIST 0017B or HIST 0018A or HIST18B or HIST 0025 or HIST 0027 3
TOTAL 14

Chemistry—AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
CHEM 0001A 5 Prerequisite for CHEM 0001A is completion of CHEM 0000A or equivalent with grade C or better or placement by matriculation process AND satisfactory score on the Chemistry Placement Examination.
CHEM 0001X 1 Recommended problem-solving course, not required for degree.
MATH 0027 4  
ENGL 0001A 3  
PDEV 0001 OR PDEV 0070 3  
TOTAL 16  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
CHEM 0001B 5  
CHEM 0001Y 1 Recommended problem-solving course, not required for degree.
MATH 0012 or MATH 0029 4  
PHIL 0004 or ENGL 0001B 3  
SSCI 0050 or MUS 0011 3  
TOTAL 16  
Term 3
Course Units
CHEM 0012A 5
MATH 0030 4
COMM 0005 3
HIST 0017A or HIST 0017B or HIST 0018B or HIST 0027 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units Notes
CHEM 0012B 5  
MATH 0031 4  
CHEM 0005 4 This is a very rigorous courseload. Consider taking CHEM 0005 in the following Fall term.
PHIL 0065 or PHIL 0060 3  
TOTAL 16  

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