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Chemistry, Associate in Science

Curriculum Code: SCI.CHM.AS (U230A28)

(Total Program Credits: 60)

Many careers are open to Chemistry majors. Lab technician positions in the chemical industry are available for students with an associate in science degree. Students continuing with a four-year Chemistry major program have career possibilities in research, government, patent law, business administration, sales and purchasing, chemical engineering, environmental work (pollution control and ecology) and quality control in the food industry. Students planning a career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science often major in Chemistry with supporting Biology courses.

The following courses are recommended for transfer to a four-year college or university for students intending to major in Chemistry. To complete the associate in science degree, all general education requirements must be completed, plus additional courses for a total of 64 credits.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Chemistry) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:
  • apply the scientific method by conducting experiments, using instrumentation, testing hypotheses and completing lab reports;
  • use proper techniques for good laboratory practice, including basic principles of lab safety, to acquire the skills necessary for continuing education and/or employment in chemical industry;
  • demonstrate the ability to read, comprehend, and critically review scientific literature to recognize legitimate sources and conduct scientific research;
  • identify the nomenclature, structure, and properties of chemical molecules;
  • classify chemical reactions and processes (including sustainable and ecologically-conscious ones) in order to recognize their application to everyday life;
  • illustrate the principles of qualitative and quantitative problem-solving in the classroom and in the laboratory; and
  • develop an awareness of chemistry-related fields and careers in preparation for future employment or higher education.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Full-Time Students

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 140General Chemistry I #

5

MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 141General Chemistry II #

5

MAT 133Calculus & Analytic Geometry II #

5

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16
Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Three: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 234Organic Chemistry I #

5

 

PHY 101General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound) #

5

OR

PHY 106General Physics (Mechanics) #

4

 

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 235Organic Chemistry II #

5

 

PHY 102General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, Optics & Modern Physics) #

5

OR

PHY 107General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, and Thermodynamics) #

4

OR

MAT 235Calculus & Analytic Geometry III #

5

 

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Life Sciences

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

GECC Note: Take one additional Humanities or Fine Arts and one additional Social and Behavioral Science course, to be eligible for the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential.

Suggested additional electives:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 141General Chemistry II #

5

CHM 234Organic Chemistry I #

5

CHM 235Organic Chemistry II #

5

MAT 235Calculus & Analytic Geometry III #

5

 

PHY 102General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, Optics & Modern Physics) #

5

OR

PHY 107General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, and Thermodynamics) #

4

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college. Foreign Language encouraged if transferring.)

Notes: PHY 106◊, PHY 107◊ and PHY 108◊ are required for students planning to major in Engineering.

CHM 234◊, CHM 235◊: Recommend completion of CHM 234◊ and CHM 235◊ sequence at Triton.

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Foreign Language encouraged if transferring to a four-year institution.

See CHM course descriptions

Chairperson: Sheldon Turner, Ext. 3008; email: sheldonturner@triton.edu