If you find yourself intrigued by the world around you, wanting to dive deeper to understand how matter and energy interact, studying chemistry can check all the boxes for you.

Chemistry is everywhere in the world around you and it's essential for meeting our basic needs. Why do leaves change color in the fall? Why are plants green? What's in the food we eat? These are all questions that can be answered by studying chemistry.


At Harford Community College, we offer a chemistry degree that can prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree.

Program Overview


Contact Information:

Stephen Seidel






Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)



Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your chemistry studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in chemistry through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

General Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Mechanics and Particle Dynamics


Vibrations, Waves, Heat. Electricity and Magnetism

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree in chemistry at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree while gaining foundational knowledge to prepare for a career in chemistry and/or other related fields.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • University of Maryland

  • Loyola University

  • Towson University

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • UMBC

  • McDaniel College

  • Salisbury University

Potential Careers

  • Chemical Technician

  • Toxicologist

  • Chemistry Teacher

  • Water Chemist

  • Analytical Chemist

  • Synthetic Chemist

  • Organic Chemist

  • Geochemist

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.