Chemistry

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This program is part of the Physical Science Department.

Chemistry

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.

Transfer

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
At MCC, get an... Specialize in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Science, Chemistry Chemistry Emphasis 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

Successful completion of the Chemistry program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Biochemical Engineers

$88,347

Chemical Engineers

$111,663

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

$34,047

Chemical Technicians

$41,914

Chemists

$68,815

Dentists

$168,353

Family and General Practitioners

$187,678

Materials Scientists

$74,104

Pharmacists

$128,340

Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers

$56,457

Surgeons

$365,349

Veterinarians

$96,741

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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.