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Chemistry is the science of what makes a habanero 10 times as hot as a jalapeño, why air becomes liquid at about -310°F, and how an ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 50 miles long. That is to say, chemistry is the study of the properties, composition, and structure of substances and the changes they undergo when they combine or react under specified conditions.

The Chemistry program at MCC is great for students who want to study chemistry in a four-year program, fulfill their general education requirements, pursue healthcare and scientific majors, or expand their knowledge of this field.


Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer options for the Chemistry program
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Associate in Science, Chemistry Chemistry Emphasis to BS Arizona State University Chemistry (Bachelor of Science)
Arizona State University Chemistry (Environmental) (Bachelor of Science)
University of Arizona Chemistry (Bachelor of Science)
Northern Arizona University Chemistry ACS - Emphasis (Bachelor of Science)
Northern Arizona University Chemistry Advanced - Emphasis (Bachelor of Science)

Career Opportunities

The Chemistry program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Chemical Engineers $110,540
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders $34,000
Chemical Technicians $42,930
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $76,390
Chemists $66,920
Dentists, General $166,990
Engineers, All Other $90,170
Family and General Practitioners $187,780
Materials Scientists $77,290
Pharmacists $127,540
Veterinarians $95,980
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Chemistry program is available through the Physical Science department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.