Associate in Science, Chemistry

The Associate in Science (AS), Chemistry provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in chemistry or are preparing for graduate programs in the area. With an associate`s degree, students may qualify as a chemical technician or chemical equipment operator and tender. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as a chemist, chemical engineer, or materials scientist. Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as a chemistry professor.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Construct qualitative and quantitative models to draw conclusions concerning physical and chemical phenomena. (CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [MA], CRE101)
  • Using a fundamental understanding of scientific inquiry, solve problems within the discipline of chemistry. (CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131)
  • Design experiments and collect data, using appropriate technology and equipment. (CHM151LL, CHM152LL, CHM235LL, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131)
  • Analyze and interpret data, using technology as appropriate. (CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], [MA], CRE101)
  • Report data, results, and analysis and the experimental processes used to generate those data in formal and informal settings. (CHM151LL, CHM152LL, CHM235LL, CHM236LL, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], (COM))
  • Design a procedure that promotes safety and manages risk in a laboratory setting. (CHM152LL, CHM235LL, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131)
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior appropriate to the chemistry discipline. (CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], (COM))
  • Analyze real world problems and synthesize real world solutions applying chemistry theory and principles. (CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], [MA], CRE101)
  • Collaborate with diverse individuals and groups to solve problems. (CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], [MA], CRE101)
  • Effectively communicate in an articulate, respectful, ethical and culturally responsive manner. (CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], [MA], (COM), CRE101)

Details

Major Code: 
8603
Award: 
Associate in Science, Chemistry
Total credits required: 
60-71
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:35-41
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)4
CHM236General Organic Chemistry IIA (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA Laboratory (1)4
MAT230Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
MAT231Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)4-5
MAT240Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5) OR
MAT241Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4)4-5
MAT276Modern Differential Equations (4) OR
MAT277Modern Differential Equations (3)3-4
PHY115University Physics I (5) OR
PHY121University Physics I: Mechanics (4)4-5
PHY116University Physics II (5) OR
PHY131University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4)4-5
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-3
Complete all courses in the transfer option that best aligns with your academic and professional goals. If your intended transfer institution is not listed, then select a combination of courses from the transfer options listed in order to meet the minimum credits required in the Restricted Electives section. Consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor to prevent exceeding your university transfer program`s maximum transferable credits (typically 64).
Subplan 1: Arizona State University, Chemistry, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
MAT225Elementary Linear Algebra3
Subplan 2: Northern Arizona University, Chemistry (Chemistry or Advanced Chemistry Emphasis), Bachelor of Science
No additional coursework needed for this subplan.
Subplan 3: Grand Canyon University, Chemistry, Bachelor of Science
No additional coursework needed for this subplan
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-SCredits: 22-38
A single course with an [HU], [SB], or [L] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s).

A single course with both the [HU] and [L] designations may be used to satisfy both of these areas.

A single course with both the [SB] and [L] designations may be used to satisfy both of these areas.
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area.
Recommend selecting a course that satisfies [L] and [SB] or [L] and [HU] or [L] and (COM) or [L] and CRE101 requirements simultaneously.
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 4-5
MAT220Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4) OR
MAT221Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)4-5
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits:  
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 6
Any approved general education courses in the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 6
Any approved general education courses in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 0
Met by (CHM151 AND CHM151LL) OR (CHM150 AND CHM151LL) OR CHM150AA OR CHM151AA AND (CHM152 AND CHM152LL) OR CHM152AA in Required Courses area.
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-6
These requirements may be shared with Core Requirements.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Historical [H] or Global Awareness [G] area.
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Courses in this area may also be applied to the AGEC Core Requirements. To minimize total credits required for degree and maximize transferable credits, it is recommended that courses be selected that meet more than one requirement wherever possible.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)0-3
(COM230Small Group Communication Recommended)
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Select courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Consult with an Academic Advisor.
Students intending to transfer to ASU to earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry recommended to select one of the following courses (to partially fulfill the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Science and Society elective requirement at ASU):
ASB100Introduction to Global Health (3) OR
ASM/FOR275Forensic Anthropology (4) OR
GPH210Society and Environment (3) OR
GPH211Landform Processes (4)3-4

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.