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Chemistry - A.S.

The curriculum for this Degree with Designation assumes students enter FRCC prepared to take Calculus (MAT 201) and Chemistry (CHE 111). Any prerequisite coursework the student needs will not be applied towards graduation. See an advisor for details.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Written Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I


ENG 122English Composition II


Total Credit Hours:6

Students may also complete ENG 122 and a gtPathways approved CO3 course


Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 201Calculus I


Total Credit Hours:5

Arts and Humanities

Select one gtPathways Arts & Humanities course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)

(Notes 1, 2, 3)

Total Credit Hours:3


Select one gtPathways course (GT-HI1)

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select one gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, or GT-SS3)

(Notes 1,2,3)

Total Credit Hours:3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHE 111General College Chemistry I with Lab


CHE 112General College Chemistry II with Lab


Total Credit Hours:10

Additional Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 202Calculus II


MAT 203Calculus III


PHY 211Physics: Calculus-Based I with Lab


PHY 212Physics: Calculus-Based II with Lab


CHE 211Organic Chemistry I with Lab


CHE 212Organic Chemistry II with Lab


Total Credit Hours:29

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


  • Select 1 credit* from the approved list of electives or log into eWOLF to see elective requirements in DegreeCheck.
  • Selection of elective credit should be done with a Front Range advisor and your intended transfer institution.
Total Credit Hours:1


1. This statewide transfer articulation agreement in Chemistry does not fulfill requirements for the gtPathways general education curriculum or the Associate of Science degree prior to transfer; however, this agreement does guarantee a student, if admitted, junior standing and completion of the baccalaureate degree within an additional 60 semester hours at the receiving institution.

2. Completion of the receiving institution’s lower division general education requirements is fulfilled only under the condition that one gtPathways-approved course in arts and humanities (GT-AH1GT-AH2GT-AH3GT-AH4) and one gtPathways-approved course in social and behavioral sciences (GT-SS1GT-SS2, or GT-SS3) are successfully completed at the receiving institution within the first 30 hours or 12 calendar months.

3. Students transferring to a 4-yr college/university under this Chemistry agreement are encouraged to ‘reverse’ transfer the one gtPathways course in arts and humanities and the one gtPathways course in social and behavioral sciences (Note #2 above) back to their community college in order to complete the gtPathways general education program and to earn their Associate of Science degree with a Chemistry designation.

Participating Colorado Public Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education

  • Adams State University [B.S. Chemistry]
  • Colorado Mesa University [B.S. Chemistry]
  • Colorado State University-Ft Collins [B.S. Chemistry]
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo [B.S. Chemistry]
  • Fort Lewis College [B.S. Chemistry; Chemistry option]
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver [B.A./B.S. Chemistry]
  • University of Colorado Boulder [B.A. Chemistry]
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs [B.A./B.S. Chemistry]
  • University of Colorado Denver [B.S. Chemistry]
  • University of Northern Colorado [B.S. Chemistry; Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Industrial Chemistry, Pre-Health emphases]
  • Western State Colorado University [B.A. Chemistry; General Chemistry, Biochemistry emphases]

The receiving institutions listed above in this agreement will accept all applicable credits earned within ten years of transfer to the receiving institution. Credits earned more than ten years earlier will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Please view the official agreement here.

Total Credit Hours: 60