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Chemistry

 

The Chemistry Department offers a degree program that combines basic chemistry courses with additional course work in biology, mathematics, physics, and the liberal arts. The degree program prepares students primarily for advanced study at a four-year institution. Students should note that the Department has many articulation agreements with four-year colleges designed to facilitate transfer to these institutions.

Candidates for the program should present two years of algebra, one year each of geometry, chemistry, physics, and trigonometry, as high school entrance credits. High school biology is also strongly recommended.

All students enrolled in the Chemistry Program must take a mathematics placement test. Test scores will determine the sequence of mathematics courses required.

Consultation with a Chemistry faculty member is advised.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate how chemical theories explain the natural world;
  • Identify a chemical problem and analyze it in terms of its significant parts and the information needed to solve it;
  • Differentiate between theory and practice in the chemical sciences;
  • Perform laboratory experiments and measurements that include graphing and analyzing data;
  • Assess and effectively communicate oral and written chemical information;
  • Communicate effectively in written, verbal and electronic formats.
Search for courses in the online course catalog.

Curriculum

First Year

First Semester

ENG 101 - English Composition I
CHE 111 - General Chemistry I
MAT 171 - Unified Calculus I
CSC 100 - Computer Programming Fundamentals OR
CSC 115 - Introduction to Computer Programming
Humanities Gen Ed Requirement

Second Semester

ENG 102 - English Composition II
CHE 112 - General Chemistry II
MAT 172 - Unified Calculus II
PHY 111 - Mechanics OR
PHY 101 General Physics I OR
BIO 111 General Biology I*

Second Year

First Semester

CHE 211 - Organic Chemistry I
PHY 201 - Electricity and Magnetism OR
PHY 102 - General Physics II OR
BIO 112 - General Biology II*
ENG 128 - Dynamics of Communication OR
ENG 129 - Public Speaking 
Humanities Gen Ed Requirement

Second Semester

CHE 212 - Organic Chemistry II
MAT 265 - Linear Algebra
Social Science Gen Ed Requirement
Any Gen Ed Course

*BIO 111 and BIO 112 are recommended for students interested in medicine, pharmacy, biochemistry and related science fields. Please consult with the Chair of Chemistry Department and/or advisor from your potential transfer institution. 

Career Options

Graduates can take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements UNION County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Arts Degree

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