Associate in Science, Chemistry Chemistry Emphasis

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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. Chemistry is the study of matter — the composition, structure, and properties of atoms, molecules, crystals, and other substances. Chemistry investigates how matter changes during chemical reactions.

In MCC’s chemistry courses, you’ll study general, organic, and biochemistry, both in our classrooms and in our state-of-the-art labs. Our coursework will prepare you to continue your education in ways that can lead to fulfilling employment in industry, government, academia, and the arts.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Science, Chemistry (AS)
Academic Plan Code
8603
Total Credits Required
60-71
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Transfer Pathways

This pathway map can lead to multiple transfer pathway options.

A list of available transfer options for the Chemistry Emphasis program
Transfer Partner Degree Type Transfer Program
Arizona State University Bachelor of Science Chemistry
Arizona State University Bachelor of Science Chemistry (Environmental)
University of Arizona Bachelor of Science Chemistry
Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Science Chemistry ACS - Emphasis
Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Science Chemistry Advanced - Emphasis

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  • Construct a mathematical description and abstract a mathematical model to draw conclusions concerning physical phenomena. (CT, CO)
  • With a fundamental understanding of scientific inquiry, solve basic problems within the discipline of chemistry. (CT, CO)
  • Analyze, interpret, and communicate data – and the experimental processes used to generate those data – in formal (e.g., laboratory reports, presentations, and models) and informal (e.g., peer discussions, public discourse) discipline-specific and cross-disciplinary settings. (CT, CO)
  • Design a procedure that promotes safety and manages risk in a laboratory setting. (CT)
  • Demonstrate professional ethical behavior appropriate to the chemistry discipline that contributes to the benefit of humankind. (CT, CE)
  • Analyze real-world problems and synthesize real-world solutions applying chemical principles. (CT, CE, CG)

Career Opportunities

With a major in chemistry, you’ll build a foundation that’s vital for solving issues in agriculture, energy, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and other problems that face our world.  A chemistry degree can be the first step toward a career in medicine, manufacturing, research, or education.

Successful completion of the Associate in Science, 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* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the 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

Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers

$56,457

Chemists

$68,815

Dentists

$168,353

Family and General Practitioners

$187,678

Materials Scientists

$74,104

Pharmacists

$128,340

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

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. The options vary depending on the available transfer institutions and what degrees you may be able to transfer into.

All the pathway map options share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses, term credit totals, and any associated details will be automatically updated.

Any additional information about your desired option can be found in the pathway map option details below.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
14-18
CHM151 General Chemistry I Critical course Gateway course SQ 3
CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory Critical course SQ 1
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
SB Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I Critical course MA 4–5
CPD150 or
AAA115
Strategies for College Success or Creating College Success 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15-20
CHM152 General Chemistry II SQ 3
CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory SQ 1
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT230 or
MAT231
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II or Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MA 4–5
PHY115 or
PHY121
University Physics I or University Physics I: Mechanics 4–5
Completion of Foundational Chemistry Sequence

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15-20
CHM235 General Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM235LL General Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
MAT240 or
MAT241
Calculus with Analytic Geometry III or Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MA 4–5
PHY116 or
PHY131
University Physics II or University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism SQ 4–5
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
L or
Elective
Literacy & Critical Inquiry or Elective Recommend selecting a course that satisfies [L] and [SB] or [L] and [HU] or [L] and (COM) or [L] and CRE101 requirements simultaneously. 0–3
Meet with ASU transfer specialist.

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
16-20
CHM236 General Organic Chemistry IIA 3
CHM236LL General Organic Chemistry IIA Laboratory 1
MAT277 or
MAT276
Modern Differential Equations or Modern Differential Equations MA 3–4
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB OR L; COM230 Recommended SB or L or SB 3
HU Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) Course 3
SB Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Completion of Associate in Science (AS) and Completion of AGEC-S
A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
7-11
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I MA 4–5
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CPD150 or
AAA115
Strategies for College Success or Creating College Success 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
8-10
MAT230 or
MAT231
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II or Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MA 4–5
PHY115 or
PHY121
University Physics or University Physics I: Mechanics 4–5

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
8-10
MAT240 or
MAT241
Calculus with Analytic Geometry III or Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MA 4–5
PHY116 or
PHY131
University Physics II or University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism SQ 4–5

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
7-10
CHM151 General Chemistry I Critical course Gateway course SQ 3
CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory SQ 1
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
7-8
CHM152 General Chemistry II SQ 3
CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory SQ 1
MAT276 or
MAT277
Modern Differential Equations or Modern Differential Equations MA 3–4

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
6
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
HU Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
10
CHM235 General Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM235LL General Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L or SB 3
SB Social and Behavioral Sciences 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
7
CHM236 General Organic Chemistry IIA In addition to the courses listed, recommend completing CHM298. CHM298 is recommended but not required.
CHM298 is offered in three different modules, CHM298AA or CHM298AB or CHM298AC. Selection of which CHM298 module is depend on advice from mentor.
3
CHM236LL General Organic Chemistry IIA Laboratory 1
SB Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB) Course 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
6
HU Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) Course 3
L or
Elective
Literacy & Critical Inquiry or Elective 3

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science

The additional courses required by this pathway map option have already been inserted into the pathway map above. For your reference, those additional courses are also listed below, separated by term.

Full-time

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken if the Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science option (Full-time) has been selected
Term Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
4 MAT225 Elementary Linear Algebra 3


If you are interested in other options for this degree, a list of all pathway map options is also available.

Grand Canyon University or Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Science

No additional coursework is required to transfer to Grand Canyon University.

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Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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