Associate in Science Chemistry Emphasis to BS

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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.

Details

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Science (AS)
Academic Plan Code
8600
Total Credits Required
67–72
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Transfer Pathways

This pathway map can lead to multiple transfer pathway options.

A list of available transfer options for the Chemistry Emphasis to BS 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.

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Chemical Engineers $110,540
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders $34,000
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.

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.
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 Credits
17-21
CHM151 General Chemistry I Critical course Gateway course 3
CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory Critical course 1
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Course carries CS Value 3
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I Critical course 4–5
SB Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
CPD150 Strategies for College Success 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
18-19
CHM152 General Chemistry II 3
CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
CRE101 or
L
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Literacy & Critical Inquiry Course Course carries L Value
If testing out of CRE101, complete COM225 or Course carries L Value
3
MAT230 or
MAT231
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II or Calculus with Analytic Geometry II Course carries MA Value 4–5
PHY121 University Physics I: Mechanics 4
HU Humanities, Arts and Design Students must pick up a C and G or H with SB or HU 3
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 Credits
15
CHM235 General Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM235LL General Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
MAT241 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
PHY131 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism Course carries SQ Value 4
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 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 Credits
17
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
MAT225 Elementary Linear Algebra 3
MAT276 Modern Differential Equations 4
COM230 Small Group Communication Course carries SB Value 3
HU Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) Course Students must pick up a C and G or H with SB or HU 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 Credits
7-11
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4–5
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 3
CPD150 Strategies for College Success 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
11-12
MAT230 or
MAT231
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II or Calculus with Analytic Geometry II Course carries MA Value 4–5
SB Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB) Course 3
PHY121 University Physics I: Mechanics 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
8
MAT241 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
PHY131 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
CHM151 General Chemistry I Critical course Gateway course 3
CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
MAT225 Elementary Linear Algebra 3

Term 5

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

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
9
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Course carries FYC Value 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Course carries L Value.
If testing out of CRE101, complete COM225
3
HU or HU and L Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) Course or Both Humanities, Arts, & Design and Literacy and Critical Inquiry (L) course 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
CHM235 General Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM235LL General Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
COM230 Small Group Communication Course carries SB Value 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes 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 Credits
3
HU Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) Course 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
CHM236 General Organic Chemistry IIA 3
CHM236LL General Organic Chemistry IIA Laboratory 1
SB Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB) Course 3

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

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

This Course Sequence is a “shared” program or a program that is offered at multiple Maricopa colleges. The colleges offering the program collaborate on the sequencing of the courses. However, since each college may differ in course scheduling and faculty availability, Course Sequences may vary by college, but should not impact program applicability or transfer.

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.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Science in Associate in Science (https://curriculum.maricopa.edu/sites/default/files/as1819.pdf).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.