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The associate degree curriculum in chemistry provides basic courses for a wide variety of occupations, or prepares the student to enter a curriculum in a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree.

The major fields of chemistry are inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering. These fields provide career opportunities in industry, research, and teaching, and also entry into graduate or professional programs such as medicine, pharmacy and other related health fields.

Major requirements for the associate in arts or science degree:

Course ​Units

​Chemistry 219, General Chemistry


Chemistry 219H, Honors General Chemistry


​Chemistry 229, General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis ​5
Chemistry 249, Organic Chemistry I ​5
Chemistry 259, Organic Chemistry II ​5
​Mathematics 180, Analytical Geometry & Calculus ​4

Courses recommended for upper division standing (check with a counselor and the transfer school to verify current courses).


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