Chemistry is the science that stands at the junction between physical and biological sciences. An Associate of Science degree with a concentration 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.
Courses from the Additional Requirements area may not be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements.
*It is strongly recommended that CHEM 2125 be taken with CHEM 2325.
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:
CHEM 2125 (1 Hour)
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.
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Major Code: CHEM