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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 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 the following transfer agreements:  https://www.cecil.edu/student-resources/advising-transfer/transfer-agreements.  Additionally, transfer information is available at the ARTSYS website (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Career Opportunities

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

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.


1 Students placed in MAT 201  or higher Math may replace MAT 191  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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