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Upon completion of the required pattern of Chemistry courses and other degree graduation requirements an Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry will be granted. A certificate program is also offered in Chemistry.


The Chemistry Program permits the student to fulfill the lower division chemistry for transfer programs to four-year institutions as well as to acquire the necessary skills for employment in Chemistry.

Career Options

Careers in chemistry include "traditional" activities (e.g. analysis, synthesis), interdisciplinary fields (e.g. materials, biophysics), and related professions such as medicine, patent law, education, technical writing, art conservation, forensic science and many others.

Award Type Units

* and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.

Program Learning Outcomes