Chemistry A.S. (CHMS)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

The Chemistry program is intended for students who plan to transfer in the following areas of study: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, or related areas.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • understand concepts, laws, and principles of natural science and apply them to the solution of problems.
  • demonstrate critical thinking/problem-solving abilities.
  • demonstrate good experimental techniques, including making observations and measurements, constructing a hypothesis and designing an experiment to test it, and analyzing and interpreting experimental results.
  • demonstrate effective communication skills, including the writing of laboratory reports based on experiments.
  • demonstrate effective teamwork and work ethics through group laboratory projects.
  • demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical skills to the level of at least college Algebra.
  • demonstrate an ability to work with computers, including word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • demonstrate competency in use of the international system of units.
  • demonstrate effective library research skills.
  • have a general education base for the social sciences and humanities.
  • have a foundation for continuing learning and the competencies necessary to solve new problems as they arise.
  • have a background sufficient to transfer to a four year college or university to earn a Bachelor of Science degree.

Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.

First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CHE 111 General Chemistry I 4
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
MAT 191 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 14
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CHE 112 General Chemistry II 4
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature 3
MAT 196 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
PHY 210 General Physics I 5
Semester Total 16
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BIO 110 General Biology I 4
CHE 205 Organic Chemistry I 4
PHY 215 General Physics II 5
Elective Social Science 3
Semester Total 16
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BIO 111 General Biology II 4
CHE 206 Organic Chemistry II 4
CIS 155 Introduction Computer Science Structure Program C++ 3.5
Elective Humanities 3
Semester Total 14.5
Credit Total 60.5