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Campus: Westminster Campus

Chemistry Associate of Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

For students who want to complete a degree in chemistry and are academically prepared to take college chemistry (CHE 111) and calculus (MAT 201), the AS in Chemistry is the most direct path to a Bachelor’s degree in this field.

It is important for students who are not college chemistry and calculus ready to work with their Pathways Advisor to develop the best academic plan based on where they are starting, and where they are hoping to transfer.

Program Description

This program is designed for students transferring to a four-year school to complete their BS degree in Chemistry. It allows students to complete the first two years of the BS degree at the community college. Students explore calculus, physics and chemistry. Chemistry is the study of the properties, structure, and change of matter. Students will explore atoms, chemical bonds and reactions, the way matter interacts, and the forces that give matter its properties. This program introduces students to Chemistry and it includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado. Career paths for Chemistry degree holders include research, quality control, drug research, chemical engineering, and national defense. The Associate of Science (AS) degree in Chemistry prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry at a four-year university. Careers often require a BS degree or higher.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHE 111General College Chemistry I w/Lab: GT-SC1

5

MAT 201Calculus I: GT-MA1

5

ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

GT- AHAny Arts & Humanities (GT-AH) Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16
 

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHE 112General College Chemistry II w/Lab: GT-SC1

5

MAT 202Calculus II: GT-MA1

5

ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

GT- HI1HIS 112/207/247 or Any GT-HI1

3

Total Credit Hours:16
 

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHE 211Organic Chemistry I with Lab

5

PHY 211Physics: Calculus-Based I w/Lab: GT-SC1

5

CALCULUS MAT 203/204

4

Total Credit Hours:14
Semester Note: Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), MAT 203 is required to complete the Chemistry Association of Science degree. Based on faculty recommendations, some four-year institutions will accept MAT 204 as a substitution for MAT 203. You should work with your FRCC Pathway Advisor and check with your receiving four-year institution to ensure it will accept the MAT 204 credit. You will need to work with the Office of the Registrar to finalize the graduation process.

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHE 212Organic Chemistry II with Lab

5

PHY 212Physics: Calculus-Based II w/Lab: GT-SC1

5

GT- SSAny Social Sciences (GT-SS) Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

1

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you may complete ENG 121 (GT-CO1) and ENG 122 (GT-CO2) OR ENG 122 (GT-CO2) and gtPathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3).

Your chemistry and mathematics courses carry heavy workloads. 

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), this statewide transfer articulation agreement in Chemistry does not fulfill requirements for the GT Pathways general education curriculum or the Associate of Science degree prior to transfer; however, this agreement does guarantee you, if admitted, junior standing and completion of the baccalaureate degree within an additional 60 semester hours at the receiving institution. 

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), completion of the receiving institution’s lower division general education requirements is fulfilled only under the condition that one GT Pathways-approved course in arts and humanities (AH1, AH2, AH3, or AH4) and one GT Pathways-approved course in social and behavioral sciences (SS1, SS2, or SS3) are successfully completed at the receiving institution within the first 30 hours or 12 calendar months.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), if you are transferring to a four-year college/university under this Chemistry agreement, you are encouraged to ‘reverse’ transfer the one GT Pathways course in arts and humanities and the one GT Pathways course in social and behavioral sciences back to your community college in order to complete the GT Pathways general education program and to earn your Associate of Science degree with a Chemistry designation.

Lecture and laboratory portions of organic chemistry, CHE 211 and CHE 212must not be taken in an online delivery format.

If you take more credits in mathematics than are listed, it will reduce the 1 credit of elective neededYou must complete 60 credits to earn your Associate of Arts degree. You should not exceed 62 creditsYou may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.