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Chemistry: Transfer Pathway

Award: Associate of Science
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:

Science courses in the Chemistry Transfer Pathway may have required placements and prerequisites, please see individual course requirements.


Description:

The Associate of Science Chemistry Transfer Pathway offers students the opportunity to focus on gaining course credits that directly transfer to a Chemistry bachelor’s degree program at any one of the seven universities within the Minnesota State system that offers the major. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed to meet bachelor’s degree program requirements for transfer students planning initial study at a Minnesota State college. Students planning to transfer outside of the Minnesota State System are advised to consult with their intended transfer institution to determine transferability of the courses in this curriculum.

You will learn and apply central theories in chemistry, which apply to various disciplines, including health sciences, biological sciences and engineering. You will gain extensive laboratory experience utilizing various techniques and instruments. You will learn computer skills associated with data analysis and presentation, good laboratory practices and how to document laboratory procedures. You will learn to effectively work in cooperative teams in a laboratory setting to plan and complete experiments in a timely manner, as well as to give oral and written presentations.

*This transfer pathway in Associate of Science in Chemistry will transfer to the following majors:

  • Bemidji State University: Chemistry, BA or Chemistry, BS
  • Metropolitan State University: Chemistry, BS
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato: Chemistry-ACS Approved, BS
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead: Chemistry, BA or Chemistry BS
  • Southwest Minnesota State University: Chemistry, BA
  • St. Cloud State University: Chemistry-ACS Approved, BS
  • Winona State University: Chemistry(General), BS or Chemistry, BS

Program Learning Outcome #1:  Perform laboratory data analysis to determine the identity and/or the composition of an unknown sample. Course(s) that address this program learning outcome: CHEM 1151, CHEM 1152, CHEM 2224

Program Learning Outcome #2:  Construct, analyze and/or interpret graphical representations of scientific data. Course(s) that address this program learning outcome: CHEM 1151, CHEM 1152, CHEM 2224

Program Learning Outcome #3:  Evaluate and/or describe real-world issues including energy, environment and resources. Course(s) that address this program learning outcome: CHEM 1152, CHEM 2224

Program Learning Outcome #4:  Communicate scientific information in written and/or verbal formats. Course(s) that address this program learning outcome: CHEM 1152, CHEM 2224, CHEM 2205

Program Learning Outcome #5:  Demonstrate appropriate safety precautions and procedural skills when working in the laboratory. Courses that address this program learning outcome: CHEM 1151, CHEM 1152, CHEM 2224

Program Learning Outcome #6:  Apply higher-level analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills to solve problems involving fundamental chemistry concepts as well as comprehensive chemical theories. Courses that address this program learning outcome: CHEM 1151, CHEM 1152, CHEM 2224



COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 CHEM 1151

 Principles of Chemistry 1

 5.00

 MATH 1180

 Calculus 1

 5.00

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 Elective Course

 Choose any one credit college level course

 1.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 14.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 CHEM 1152

 Principles of Chemistry 2

 5.00

 MATH 1190

 Calculus 2

 5.00

 Communication Studies

 Choose any CMST course that fulfills MnTC Goal Area 1

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 5*

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 16.00

*At least three credits must be completed from Goal Area 5 and Goal Area 6, with one of these courses also falling within Goal Area 7, 8, 9, or 10.





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 CHEM 2204 and

 CHEM 2224

 Organic Chemistry 1 and

 Organic Chemistry 1 Lab

 6.00

 PHYS 1211

  Physics for Science and Engineering 1

 6.00

 General Education

  Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 6*

 3.00
 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00

 *At least three credits must be completed from Goal Area 5 and Goal Area 6, with one of these courses also falling within Goal Area 7, 8, 9, or 10.





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 CHEM 2205 and

 CHEM 2225

 Organic Chemistry 2

 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab

 6.00

 PHYS 1221

 Physics for Science and Engineering 2

 6.00

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 

  TOTAL CREDITS:

 15.00

 General Education: The required 30 credit general education coursework within the minimum 60 credit limit of the program must be selected from at least six of the MnTC Goal Areas. Among these, the required science courses fall within MnTC Goal Areas 3 (CHEM, PHYS), the required math courses fall within MnTC Goal Area 4. The required English courses and Communication Studies course fall within the mandatory MnTC Goal Area 1. *In addition, at least three credits must be completed from Goal Area 5 and Goal Area 6, with one of these courses also falling within Goal Area 7, 8, 9, or 10.

You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework in your major. Your advisor will assist you in working with your intended transfer university to help you with selection of required Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics courses, required MnTC courses for the 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and their MnTC electives.