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2019-2020 Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Catalog

Chemistry, AS


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Award: Associate of Science

Degree Code: ASCH

Number of Credits: 60

Program Description

The chemistry program provides a strong foundation in the principles and practices of modern chemistry by emphasizing fundamental topics in chemistry-related STEM courses. This program gives students the discipline and hands-on experience of testing theories in the laboratory. Chemists are the people who transform the everyday materials around us into amazing things including research and development of pharmaceuticals, materials, policies and regulations, personal care products, and much more. This program prepares students for admission into a chemistry or related science baccalaureate program, pre-medical/dental program, pharmacy school or secondary teaching.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions. Click on “Transfer Opportunities” in MyCecil under the Advising tab for a list of transfer pathways. In addition, transfer information is available through ARTSYS (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses


General Education Requirement Electives - Select 9 Credits


Please see Academic Advisor for elective selection.

  • ARTS/HUM - Arts and Humanities Elective [H] - 3 Credits
  • SOC SCI - Social Science Electives [SS] - 6 Credits 2

Program Requirement Electives - Select 3 Credits


Please see Academic Advisor for elective selection.

  • ELECT - Electives - 3 Credits 3

Recommended Sequence


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Spring I (14 Credits)


Fall II (14 Credits)


Spring II (18 Credits)


Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will meet the General Education Student Learning Outcomes and be able to:

  • Apply principles and theories in the basic areas of chemistry.
  • Collect and perform qualitative/quantitative chemical analyses of data.
  • Communicate scientific information through written and /or verbal formats.
  • Utilize critical thinking to identify and solve problems.
  • Describe and utilize the techniques applicable to chemistry research projects.
  • Use basic laboratory instrumentation for both basic and organic chemistry processes.

Career Opportunities


Research and development, analysis and testing, forensics, consulting, and quality control.

Note


1 Students placed in MAT 201  or higher Math may replace MAT 121  with MAT, PHY, PHE, CSC or CHM elective(s); students must satisfy the four credit requirement.

2 Courses must be from two different disciplines.

3 Students interested in medical or health professions should choose Principles of Biology I (BIO 130 ).

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