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Chemistry: Associate of Science, concentration in Chemistry

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Chemistry is the science that stands at the junction between physical and biological sciences. An Associate of Science degree concentrating in chemistry provides a solid foundation for students to use when transferring to a four-year institution. This foundation will allow a student to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or professional training in the fields of dentistry, medicine, or pharmacy. A bachelor’s degree in chemistry qualifies the student to obtain employment in industry as a chemist or go on for a graduate degree. It is strongly encouraged students complete eight hours of calculus and physics.

Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours 63)

Communication (9 Hours)

Select 1 course from the Additional Communication (11) Core   

Mathematics (4 Hours)

Humanities and Visual/Performing Arts (9 Hours)

Select 1 course from the Humanities (40) Core 
Select 1 course from the Additional Humanities (41) Core 
Select 1 course from the Visual and Performing Arts (50) Core 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 Hours)

Select 2 courses from the Government (70) Core 
Select 2 courses from the History (60) Core   
Select 1 course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core   


Courses from the Additional Requirements area may not be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements.
Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry may require the following courses that are also offered at PAC. Students transferring to a four-year institution should consult with a faculty advisor before taking one or more of these courses:

PHYS 1401/1402 (8 Hours)
PHYS 2425/2426 (8 Hours)
MATH 2415 - Calculus III

Palo Alto College has signed 2 + 2 articulation agreements with area colleges and universities. Students following these degree plans should consult with a faculty advisor for guidance.
CIP Code: 40.0501
Major Code: CHEM


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