2018-2019 Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Associate of Science

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The curriculum in the Chemistry Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment at the technician level in government agencies and many areas of industry and manufacturing such as petroleum, foods, pharmaceuticals, plastics, and textiles.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of inorganic and organic chemistry, including calculations, reactions, and nomenclature.
  • Apply to other fields.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Engage in hands-on experiences in both the classroom and the laboratory.
  • Show confidence in laboratory skills, operate independently during many procedures, and learn to design their own experiments.
  • Interpret experimental information, develop relationships, and correlate that experimental information with theory.
  • Write quality exams and laboratory reports, with well-developed explanations, discussions, and conclusions.

Second Year

Total Units for the Major: 20

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate of Science Degree

Completion of all the courses listed above and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate of Science degree.  A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.


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