Chemistry Program

The chemistry program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor's degree program in fields such as:

  • General chemistry
  • Forensic chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Environmental science/chemistry

Chemists investigate the composition, structure and properties of substances and the transformations they undergo. They do this 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.

Transfer and Employment Information

A bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related discipline usually is the minimum educational requirement for entry-level chemist jobs. 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, the chemistry faculty, or the Dean for STEM for academic guidance.

Job growth for chemists is expected to be concentrated in pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing companies and in professional, scientific, and technical services firms.