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    Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Chemistry, AS

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The chemistry curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue a major in (1) chemistry, biology, marine science, geology, physics, medicine, engineering, or technology; (2) paramedical or allied health science, including nursing, dental hygiene, physical therapy, or nutrition; or (3) liberal arts. Students learn how chemical knowledge is derived, theorized, and applied in solving problems in everyday life. They perform experiments in a modern chemistry laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment under the guidance of experienced faculty. In addition, students have an opportunity to enhance their understanding of chemical concepts and improve their laboratory skills through a series of computer-aided lessons and exercises.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply chemical concepts to identify or predict chemical behavior.
  • Apply mathematics and statistics principles to solve chemical problems.
  • Identify chemical composition and communicate both chemical properties and principles.

Total Units Required: 20

* Students who have not successfully completed high school chemistry should complete CHEM 3  prior to enrolling in CHEM 1A .

Recommended Electives:

Physics (choose appropriate series)

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transferring at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .

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