Award: Associate of Sciences Degree
For more information: Contact Dean Deborah Wrobel,
443-412-2240, firstname.lastname@example.org; Advising, Career,
and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301; or email@example.com.
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The chemistry program is designed to prepare students for
transfer to a Bachelorís degree program in general chemistry,
forensic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, environmental
science/chemistry, and more. Chemists investigate the
composition, structure and properties of substances and
the transformations they undergo, through basic, as well as
applied, research toward the development of new products
and methods of producing new materials. They also work in
biotechnology, drug development, forensic science, and other
areas where a strong foundation in chemistry is essential.
Upon successful completion of the Associate of Sciences Degree, Option in Arts and Sciences, Chemistry, the student will be able to:
- Explain and apply the fundamental principles of chemistry.
- Perform laboratory experiments and projects (collect, report and analyze data) by applying theoretical concepts and the scientific method.
- Demonstrate safe laboratory skills.
- Recognize and discuss the ethical issues in the discipline.
- Locate, identify, evaluate and use scientific information effectively.
- Apply computational skills in reasoning, estimation, problem-solving, and analysis.
- Use appropriate grammatical forms in both oral and written formats to effectively communicate ideas and concepts.
Options for transfer into four-year programs include medicinal
chemistry/pre-pharmacy, general chemistry, forensic chemistry,
and more. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college
or university should check the requirements of that institution.
If they differ significantly from those listed, students should
consult with an advisor for academic guidance; it may be that
a General Studies curriculum should be followed.
A Bachelorís degree in chemistry or a related discipline
usually is the minimum educational requirement for entry-level
chemist jobs. Job growth for chemists will be concentrated
in pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing companies
and in professional, scientific, and technical services firms.
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