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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry AS

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Program Description

Since chemistry deals with the composition, structure and interactions of matter, the study of chemistry is basic to all sciences. This degree prepares the student to enter the allied health and other medical fields such as nursing, pre-med, and medical laboratory technology. This degree also prepares the student to enter programs in aerospace, agriculture, biology, engineering, environmental science, and petroleum engineering.

For More Information Contact: School of Science and Mathematics
Metro Campus: (918) 595-7334 ♦ Northeast Campus: (918) 595-7542
Southeast Campus: (918) 595-7742 ♦ West Campus: (918) 595-8193

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Communicate chemical information using oral, written or digital presentation techniques.
  • Locate scientific literature.
  • Evaluate scientific literature.
  • Solve problems with scientific methods.
  • Use proper laboratory techniques.
  • Identify issues involving chemistry in society.
  • Apply core concepts of chemistry.
  • Explain chemical processes.
  • Integrate concepts from several disciplines around a central chemistry theme.
  • Illustrate scientific data with graphs, tables, or text.
  • Use chemical instrumentation.


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Student Organizations

Chemistry students can benefit from participation in a number of student organizations:

  • Club of Medical and Natural Sciences - Southeast Campus
  • Engineering and Science Association - Northeast Campus
  • MAD (Making A Difference) Scientist Club - West Campus
  • Science Club - Metro Campus

For more information speak with any Chemistry faculty or inquire at the Student Life office on campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on how this degree transfers to other colleges and universities on the Chemistry Degree Map .

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 27

(Mathematics and Science Requirements are satisfied through specialized courses.)

Humanities 6 Hours

General Education Recommended Electives 3 hours

Select three (3) credit hours from Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives 

General Education Required Electives 3 hours

Select three (3) credit hours from courses in Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre), Foreign Language, Psychology, or Social Sciences.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 33-37

Total Credit Hours: 60-64

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

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