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Chemistry

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY FOR TRANSFER DEGREE*

The Associate in Science in Chemistry for Transfer Degree, also called the Chemistry AS-T Degree, is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer with junior status to a CSU campus in a program or major in Chemistry for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Upon successful completion of courses leading to the Chemistry AS-T Degree the student will be able to know and understand Chemistry concepts, skills and applications to attain upper division status in Chemistry at any CSU institutions.

This degree requires students to meet both of the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental GE Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University GE-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-B).
    • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis. All courses in the major or area of emphasis must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

The Chemistry AS-T degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of IGETC for STEM and 36 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Units for the major may be double counted for IGETC for STEM only (not CSU GE). The IGETC for STEM requires a student to complete their general education pattern by taking an additional 6 units after transfer. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to verify transfer requirements.

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
CH 1A General Chemistry I 5
CH 1B General Chemistry II 5
CH 10A Organic Chemistry I 5
CH 10B Organic Chemistry II 5
MATH 1A Calculus 4
MATH 1B Calculus 4
PH 3A Engineering Physics 4
PH 3B Engineering Physics 4
Required Subtotal 36
IGETC for STEM1 31
Total Double Counted Units (7)
DEGREE TOTAL 60

1 Units for the major may be double counted for IGETC for STEM only (not CSU GE), confer with Counselor.
* Please refer to Associate Degree for ​Transfer (SB1440) on page 42 of the 2017-18 COD Catalog
 
ASSOCIATE OF SCIEN​CE DEGREE IN CHEMISTRY
INCLUDES BIO-CHEMISTRY

The Chemistry major prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions for continued study in the field of chemistry. An A.S. degree may be sufficient for an individual to secure employment as an environmental technician, laboratory technician, safety manager, sanitarian, nurse, educator, or water-quality analyst. In the chemistry classes students learn how to apply the scientific method, how to read, analyze and interpret the data collected in the laboratory, how to communicate the conclusions effectively, both orally and in writing. They also learn proper lab procedure and safe handling of chemicals. Chemists are also employed with federal, state and local governments, such as the departments of Defense, Health, and Agriculture. Analytical chemist, biochemist, biotechnologist, dentist, educator, pharmacist, physician, forensic specialist, environmental/industrial health engineer, research chemist, occupational safety officer, and veterinarian are some of the careers for which and Associate degree in Chemistry prepares a student who subsequently obtains a university degree in the field.

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
CH 1A General Chemistry I 5
CH 1B General Chemistry II 5
CH 10A Organic Chemistry I 5
CH 10B Organic Chemistry II 5
BI 5 Molecular And Cell Biology 5
BI 6 Biology Of Organisms 5
MATH 1A Calculus 4
MATH 1B Calculus 4
PH 3A Engineering Physics 4
PH 3B Engineering Physics 4
(Physics selection depends on requirements of transfer institution)
Required Subtotal 46
COD General Education Pattern (confer with Counselor) 18
Kinesiology Activities 2
DEGREE TOTAL 66
Consult catalog of transfer institution for specific requirements.

Advisor:

Joana Ciurash
jciurash@collegeofthedesert.edu
760-776-7277​​