Associate in Science Degree

Chemistry

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The following curriculum is designed to satisfy the basic lower division requirements for chemistry majors at senior institutions. Potential majors at senior institutions for students who earn an Associate in Science degree and follow the recommendations below include: biochemistry, chemistry, and chemistry education. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8500.

Program administrator: Dr. Frederick Cooper, email fcooper@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8758

Laboratory Science General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 8

  • * CHEM 1514 - General Chemistry I

In addition, CHOOSE ONE IAI Life Science course from the following three options:

  • * BIOL 1514 - General Biology I
  • * BIOL 1534 - Human Biology
  • * BIOL 1584 - Environmental Biology

Chemistry courses
Credit hours: 20

IAI Major (1 course)

  • * CHEM 1524 - General Chemistry II

Additional chemistry (4 courses)

  • * PHYS 2614 - Physics I
  • * PHYS 2624 - Physics II

CHOOSE BOTH courses from one of the following sequences1 :

  • * CHEM 2714 - Organic Chemistry I and *CHEM 2724 - Organic Chemistry II1
  • * MATH 2534 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry III and *PHYS 2634 - Physics III

Communications General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

A minimum grade of C is required in *ENGL 1613 and *ENGL 1623.

  • * ENGL 1613 - English I
  • * ENGL 1623 - English II
  • * SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech

Mathematics General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 9

  • * MATH 2515 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • * MATH 2524 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

Humanities General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

CHOOSE THREE IAI humanities courses, with at least one course from general humanities and at least one course from the fine arts or interdisciplinary category.

Social and Behavioral Science General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

CHOOSE THREE IAI social and behavioral science courses from at least two different prefixes.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION – 64

*Course has prerequisite.

1 Some transfer institutions are specific about the selection of these courses. Consult your academic advisor. Students who choose *CHEM 2714 and *CHEM 2724 must complete one more credit hour to obtain the 64 hours required for graduation.

Chemistry A.S.—Suggested course sequence

Fall
* CHEM 1514 4 cr. hrs.
* ENGL 1613 3 cr. hrs.
* MATH 2515 5 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* CHEM 1524 4 cr. hrs.
* ENGL 1623 3 cr. hrs.
* MATH 2524 4 cr. hrs.
* PHYS 2614 4 cr. hrs.
*Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.

Fall
* SPCH 1553 3 cr. hrs.
* PHYS 2624 4 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
* Chemistry major course 4 cr. hrs.

Spring
* Life Science course 4 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
* Chemistry major course 4 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Use The Transfer Guide

To see how your courses transfer, log on to U.Select at http://www.transfer.org/. U.Select is an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university.