Chemistry, Associate of Science

The Associate of Science degree in Chemistry prepares students for a career in a variety of entry-level positions. Graduates may find employment opportunities in areas such as biotechnology, chemical manufacturing, chemical or medical research, forensics, and pharmaceuticals. The Associate of Science degree in Chemistry is strongly recommended for pre-chiropractic, pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary, or other professional areas.

The curriculum is designed to provide students with the scientific knowledge and skills necessary to transfer into a baccalaureate program in chemistry. Students are advised to counsel with the college/university of their choice to determine if the courses required by Presentation College are applicable at a transfer institution offering a bachelor's degree in chemistry.

60 credits

Major Requirements (39 crs)

CH153College Chemistry I

3

CL151College Chemistry I Lab

1

CH163College Chemistry II

3

CL161College Chemistry II Lab

1

CH303Organic Chemistry I

3

CL303Organic Chemistry I Lab

1

CH313Organic Chemistry II

3

CL313Organic Chemistry II Lab

1

CH323Biochemistry

3

CL321Biochemistry Lab

1

MA153College Algebra

3

PC103Fundamentals of Physics I

3

PL101Fundamentals of Physics I Lab

1

PC113Fundamentals of Physics II

3

PL111Fundamentals of Physics II Lab

1

Science Electives

8

General Education Requirements (20-25 crs)

Communication Skills

EN113College Composition I

3

OR

EN114College Composition Ib

4

 

EN133College Composition II

3

Religious and Ethical Education

RS123The Christian Tradition

3

OR

RS143Catholicsm

3

 

RS293Christian Ethics

3

Cultural and Social Heritage

Social Science/Human Culture electives

3

Natural Science and Quantitative Reasoning

MA114Customized Intermediate Algebra

4

Or higher (or competency)

4

 

Laboratory Science (Natural Sciences)

4

MA114 or higher: Students may meet the mathematics competency by a score of 76 or above on the Elementary Algebra section of the ACCUPLACER placement exam, an ACT math subscore of at least 20, or a Redesigned SAT math subscore of at least 515.

College Experience

GE111College Experience

1

Electives (1 cr)

Any General Elective

1