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Chemistry, Associate in Science

Curriculum SCI.CHM.AS (U230A28)

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:

At the 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.

Semester One

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 140General Chemistry I #

5 credits

MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

HIS 141World History I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 141General Chemistry II #

5 credits

MAT 133Calculus & Analytic Geometry II #

5 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

PHL 103Ethics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Three

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 234Organic Chemistry I #

5 credits

PHS 141Application of Physical Science Concepts

4 credits

PHY 106General Physics (Mechanics) #

4 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Four

Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 110Looking at Art

3 credits

BIS 150Principles of Biology I #

4 credits

CHM 235Organic Chemistry II #

5 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Suggested additional elective:

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

4 credits

PHY 108General Physics (Waves, Optics, Relativity & Quantum Mechanics) #

4 credits

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements:

AS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:37-41

Chemistry courses or other electives for AS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:19-23

See CHM course descriptions

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.

Chairperson: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3312; email: gabrielguzman@triton.edu