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This program is designed for students intending to transfer on to a four-year institution upon completion of this two-year degree. Chemists serve an important role in society, as they search out new information about chemicals and put that information into practical use developing new products and improving existing ones. Chemists also contribute to our quality of life by developing processes which save energy and reduce pollution, and their research spurs advances in medicine, agriculture, food processing, and other areas that touch our lives. A bachelor’s degree in chemistry is generally the minimum education necessary to work as a chemist, and many positions dealing with research require a master’s degree or even a Ph.D.
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ENG 105 - Composition I
CHM 166 - General Chemistry I
MAT 211 - Calculus I
ENG 106 - Composition II
CHM 176 - General Chemistry II
MAT 217 - Calculus II
SPC 112 - Public Speaking
CHM 263 - Organic Chemistry I
PHY 210 - Classical Physics I
PHY 211 - Classical Physics I Lab
CHM 273 - Organic Chemistry II
PHY 220 - Classical Physics II
PHY 221 - Classical Physics II Lab
Total Semester Hours Required: 60.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the usage of the periodic table of the elements.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills including positive team participation.
- Demonstrate competence in the laboratory.
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