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Chemistry

Award: Associate of Science
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:

Chemistry courses in this program require achievement of the following program admission requirements

MnTC Goal Area courses in this program may have different required placements and prerequisites, please see individual course requirements.


Description:

This degree is not the Minnesota State Chemistry Transfer Pathway and is not intended for transfer to Minnesota State institutions. It is intended for transfer to the University of Minnesota and other institutions in Chemistry and related programs. Students should work closely with their advisors to select appropriate courses for their intended transfer institution.

You will learn and apply central theories in general, organic, analytical, and forensic chemistry or biochemistry. The program includes physics, mathematics and electives required for transfer into Chemistry-related degree programs. You will learn the applications of chemistry 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.

 


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 when working in the laboratory. Course(s) 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. Course(s) 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 Course

 Choose any MATH course that fulfills  MnTC Goal Area 4

 3.00-5.00

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose a course from any MnTC Goal Area

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 14.00-16.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 CHEM 1152

 Principles of Chemistry 2

 5.00

Program Electives: Choose 7 to 9 credits from the list below

 CHEM 2320 or

 BIOL 2200 or

 MATH Course

 Chemical and Biomedical Regulations and Lab Methods

 Biology 1

 Choose any MATH course that fulfills MnTC Goal area 4

 4.00

 4.00

 3.00-5.00

 General Education

 Choose a course from MnTC Goal Area 7, 8, 9, or 10

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 15.00-17.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 CHEM 2204 and CHEM 2224

 Organic Chemistry 1 and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab

 6.00

 PHYS 1131

 or

 PHYS 1211

 College Physics 1

 or

 Physics for Science and Engineering 1

 5.00

 

 6.00

 Program Electives: Choose 5 to 6 credits from the list below that have not already been taken to satisfy program elective requirements

 CHEM 2320 or

 CHEM 2410 or

 CHEM 2420 or

 BIOL 2200 or

 MATH Course

 Chemical and Biomedical Regulations and Lab Methods

 Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation

 Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation Lab

 Biology 1

 Choose any math course that fulfills MnTC Goal Area 4

 4.00

 3.00

 2.00

 4.00

 3.00-5.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00-18.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 Program Electives: 6 to 12 Credits must be selected from the courses listed below that have not already been taken to satisfy program elective requirements

 CHEM 2205 or

 CHEM 2225 or

 CHEM 2610 or

 CHEM 2620 or

 PHYS 1132 or

 PHYS 1221

 Organic Chemistry 2

 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab

 Biochemistry - Theory and Principles

 Biochemistry Laboratory

 College Physics 2

 Physics for Science and Engineering 2

 4.00

 2.00

 3.00

 2.00

 5.00

 6.00

 General Education

 Choose a course from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 3.00

 

  TOTAL CREDITS:

 9.00-15.00

 The total credits for each semester will vary depending on which Math and program electives courses are selected to complete the A.S. in Chemistry.

 General Education: The required 30 credit general education coursework within the maximum 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 course falls within MnTC Goal Area 4. The required English course falls within the mandatory MnTC Goal Area 1 and a minimum of three credits must be completed from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. Students who choose to take CHEM 1145 will satisfy MnTC Goal Area 9. The remaining 2 goal areas can be chosen from any of the MnTC Goal Areas.

Suggested Additional Chemistry Coursework

In addition to the courses required for this major, the Chemistry Department offers additional coursework students may want to consider taking, including:

 COURSE #

 TITLE 

 CREDITS

 CHEM 1145

 Forensic Science 1

 4.00

 CHEM 2722

 Undergraduate Research

 2.00

 CHEM 2723

 Undergraduate Research Lab

 4.00

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. 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.