Chemistry

Curriculum SCI.CHM.AS (U230A28)

Many careers are open to Chemistry majors. Lab technician positions in the chemical industry are available for students with an associate in science degree. Students continuing with a four-year Chemistry major program have career possibilities in research, government, patent law, business administration, sales and purchasing, chemical engineering, environmental work (pollution control and ecology) and quality control in the food industry. Students planning a career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science often major in Chemistry with supporting Biology courses.

The following courses are recommended for transfer to a four-year college or university for students intending to major in Chemistry. To complete the associate in science degree, all general education requirements must be completed, plus additional courses for a total of 64 credits.

Semester One

Credit Hours

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CHM 140

General Chemistry I

5

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MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5

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RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I

3

 

 

General education

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Two

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CHM 141

General Chemistry II

5

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MAT 133

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5

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RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II

3

 

 

General education

5

 

 

 

18

Semester Three

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CHM 234

Organic Chemistry I2

5

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MAT 235

Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

3

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PHY 101

General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)1

5

 

 

General education

5

 

 

 

18

Semester Four

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PHY 102

General Physics (Elect., Magnetism, Optics & Modern Physics)1

5

 

 

General education

7

 

 

 

12

Suggested additional elective:

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CHM 235

Organic Chemistry II2

5

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements: AS degree

40-41

Chemistry courses or other electives for AS degree

23-24

See CHM course descriptions.

1PHY 106◊, PHY 107◊ and PHY 108◊ are required for students planning to major in Engineering.

2Recommend completion of CHM 234◊ and CHM 235◊ sequence at Triton.

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