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Associate in Science, Emphasis in Chemistry

The Associate in Science (AS), Emphasis in 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.

Details

Field of Interest
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Degree Type
Associate in Science (AS)
Academic Plan
Associate in Science, Emphasis in Chemistry (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
8603
Total credits required
60-64
Catalog Year
2024-2025
Effective Term
Fall 2023
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Construct qualitative and quantitative models to draw conclusions concerning physical and chemical phenomena.
  2. Using a fundamental understanding of scientific inquiry, solve problems within the discipline of chemistry.
  3. Design experiments and collect data, using appropriate technology and equipment.
  4. Analyze and interpret data, using technology as appropriate.
  5. Report data, results, and analysis and the experimental processes used to generate those data in formal and informal settings.
  6. Design a procedure that promotes safety and manages risk in a laboratory setting.
  7. Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior appropriate to the chemistry discipline.
  8. Analyze real world problems and synthesize real world solutions applying chemistry theory and principles.
  9. Collaborate with diverse individuals and groups to solve problems.
  10. Effectively communicate in an articulate, respectful, ethical and culturally responsive manner.
  11. Apply relevant knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to seek career opportunities in the field.

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the . Updated May 2022.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the available transfer institutions and what degrees you may be able to transfer into.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated in the course sequence below. The differences between individual pathway map options may only be a few courses.

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

No additional coursework is required to transfer to Northern Arizona University.

No additional coursework is required to transfer to Grand Canyon University.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
( and
)
or
or
( and
)
or
( and ) or or ( and ) or SQ and SQ in combo w/ CHM150 or CHM151 or SQ or SQ and SQ in combo w/ CHM150 or CHM151 or SQ 4鈥5
or
or Critical course FYC or FYC 3
3
or
or Critical course OR Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area for which is a prerequisite. MA or MA 4鈥5
or
or 1鈥3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
( and
)
or
( and ) or SQ and SQ in combo w/ CHM152 or None 4
L 0鈥3
or
or FYC or FYC 3
or
or MA or MA 4鈥5
or
or 4鈥5

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
and
and 4
or
or None or MA 4鈥5
or
or None or SQ 4鈥5
3
or
Elective
or Elective Recommend selecting a course that satisfies [L] and [SB] or [L] and [HU] or [L] and (COM) or [L] and requirements simultaneously. or 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):
Introduction to Global Health (3) OR
ASM/ Forensic Anthropology (4) OR
+ Society and Environment (3) OR
+ Landform Processes (4) 3-4
0鈥3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
and
and 4
or
or MA or None 3鈥4
or
or
or
or or or Recommended SB or SB or L or SB 3
HU 3
3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

No additional coursework is required to transfer to Northern Arizona University.

No additional coursework is required to transfer to Grand Canyon University.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or OR Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area for which is a prerequisite. MA or MA 4鈥5
or
or FYC or FYC 3
or
or 1鈥3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or MA or MA 4鈥5
or
or 4鈥5

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or None or MA 4鈥5
or
or None or SQ 4鈥5

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
( and
)
or
or
( and
)
or
( and ) or or ( and ) or SQ in combo w/ CHM150 or CHM151 or SQ or SQ or None 3鈥5
L 0鈥3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ 3
SQ in combo w/ CHM152 1
or
or MA or MA 3鈥4

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or FYC or FYC 3
HU 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
and
and 4
or
or
or
or or or SB or SB or L or SB 3
3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
and
and In addition to the courses listed, recommend completing . is recommended but not required.
is offered in three different modules, or or . Selection of which module is depend on advice from mentor.
4

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
or
Elective
or Elective Recommend selecting a course that satisfies [L] and [SB] or [L] and [HU] or [L] and (COM) or [L] and requirements simultaneously. or 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):
Introduction to Global Health (3) OR
ASM/ Forensic Anthropology (4) OR
+ Society and Environment (3) OR
+ Landform Processes (4) 3-4
0鈥3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD鈥檚 for additional details regarding the requirements of this award .

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site 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.