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Associate in Science, Emphasis in Chemistry

The Associate in Science (AS), Emphasis in Chemistry provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in chemistry or are preparing for graduate programs in the area. With an associate`s degree, students may qualify as a chemical technician or chemical equipment operator and tender. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as a chemist, chemical engineer, or materials scientist. Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as a chemistry professor.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Type
Associate Degree
Associate in Science, Emphasis in Chemistry (DEG)
Total Credits Required
60-64
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Construct qualitative and quantitative models to draw conclusions concerning physical and chemical phenomena. (CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT276, MAT277, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [MA], (CRE))
  • Using a fundamental understanding of scientific inquiry, solve problems within the discipline of chemistry. (CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131)
  • Design experiments and collect data, using appropriate technology and equipment. (CHM151LL, CHM152LL, CHM235LL, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131)
  • Analyze and interpret data, using technology as appropriate. (CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT276, MAT277, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], [MA], (CRE))
  • Report data, results, and analysis and the experimental processes used to generate those data in formal and informal settings. (CHM151LL, CHM152LL, CHM235LL, CHM236LL, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], (COM))
  • Design a procedure that promotes safety and manages risk in a laboratory setting. (CHM152LL, CHM235LL, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131)
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior appropriate to the chemistry discipline. (CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], (COM))
  • Analyze real world problems and synthesize real world solutions applying chemistry theory and principles. (CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT276, MAT277, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], [MA], (CRE))
  • Collaborate with diverse individuals and groups to solve problems. (CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT276, MAT277, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], [MA], (CRE))
  • Effectively communicate in an articulate, respectful, ethical and culturally responsive manner. (CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT276, MAT277, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], [MA], (COM), (CRE))
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:35-41
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I3
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHM236General Organic Chemistry IIA3
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA Laboratory1
MAT230Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
MAT231Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)4-5
MAT240Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5) OR
MAT241Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4)4-5
MAT276Modern Differential Equations (4) OR
MAT277Modern Differential Equations (3)3-4
PHY115University Physics I (5) OR
PHY121University Physics I: Mechanics (4)4-5
PHY116University Physics II (5) OR
PHY131University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4)4-5
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-3
Complete requirements in the transfer option that best aligns with your academic and professional goals. If your intended transfer institution is not listed, then select a combination of courses from the transfer options listed in order to meet the minimum credits required in the Restricted Electives section. Consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor to prevent exceeding your university transfer program`s maximum transferable credits (typically 64).
Transfer Plan 1: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Chemistry, Bachelor of Science
MAT225Elementary Linear Algebra3
Transfer Plan 2: Northern Arizona University, Chemistry (Chemistry or Advanced Chemistry Emphasis), Bachelor of Science
No additional coursework needed for this transfer plan.
Transfer Plan 3: Grand Canyon University, Chemistry, Bachelor of Science
No additional coursework needed for this transfer plan
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-SCredits: 22-32
A single course with an [HU], [SB], or [L] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s).
A single course with both the [HU] and [L] designations may be used to satisfy both of these areas.
A single course with both the [SB] and [L] designations may be used to satisfy both of these areas.

See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area.3
Recommend selecting a course that satisfies [L] and [SB] or [L] and [HU] or [L] and (COM) or [L] and CRE101 requirements simultaneously.
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 4-5
MAT220Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4) OR
MAT221Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)4-5
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 6
Any approved general education courses in the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.6
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 6
Any approved general education courses in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.6
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 0
Met by [(CHM150 and CHM151LL) OR CHM150AA OR (CHM151 and CHM151LL) OR CHM151AA] AND [(CHM152 and CHM152LL) OR CHM152AA] in the Required Courses area.
 
Subject OptionsCredits: 0
Met by CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236 and CHM236LL in the Required Courses area.
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-6
These requirements may be shared with other AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Historical [H] or Global Awareness [G] area.
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Some courses in this area have [SB] and [L] designations and may also be applied to the corresponding AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)0-3
(COM230Small Group Communication Recommended)
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
Course Area Key
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Select additional courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Consult with a faculty advisor, program director, and/or academic advisor to identify coursework that best aligns with academic and professional goals.

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