Sep 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Chemistry, A.S.


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The Associate of Science degree in Chemistry will provide students with principles, knowledge, and skills required to begin a career in the fields requiring chemistry. Students will take courses that will provide an introduction to the many specialties within the field of chemistry.  Students wishing to transfer to a baccalaureate granting institution and pursue a degree in Chemistryare strongly encouraged to check with their advisor and coordinate their course work at San Juan College with the requirements of the transfer institution.  

Chemistry has a variety of specializations and career paths; therefore, students should consult with a Chemistry Department Advisor before their second semester in order to better tailor their program of study to their needs.

Note:  A student must earn a grade of ‘C’ or higher in all courses to obtain a Chemistry A.S. degree.

SJC First Year Experience Requirement: 3 Credits


Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites:


Students must have completed CHEM-1120  with a ‘C’ or better or completed high school chemistry with a grade of ‘B’ or better within the last 4 years as a pre-requisite to CHEM-1215 .

General Education Requirements: 34 Credits


Program Core Electives: 5 Credits


Applied to Program Core Requirements:

Students can apply additional courses in Science, Math, and Engineering for the Chemistry Degree according to their career interests.  Students are encouraged to take a CHEM-299 Special Topics: Chemistry Research course.  Additional higher level math courses such as Calculus 3, or Differential Equations; or college level coursework in Biology, Geology, Engineering, or Computer Programming are acceptable.  Meet with a chemistry faculty advisor to determine acceptable courses or to set up a research course.

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 60-63 Credits


Suggested Course Sequence for Full-time Students:


Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

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