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Chemistry, A.S.

Program Description

This is a degree program that combines chemistry courses with additional course work in biology, mathematics, physics, and the liberal arts. The degree program prepares students primarily for advanced study at a four-year institution.

Candidates for the program should present two years of algebra, one year each of geometry, chemistry, physics, and trigonometry, as high school entrance credits. High school biology is also strongly recommended.

This program assumes the completion of all prerequisites for the mathematics courses or satisfactory performance on the College Level Mathematics exam. Contact the STEM Division for further information.

All students enrolled in the Chemistry Program are recommended to take the College Level Mathematics exam to determine advanced mathematics placement if needed. Test scores will determine the sequence of mathematics courses required.

Consultation with the STEM Division is strongly advised.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate how chemical theories explain the natural world;
  • Identify and analyze a chemical problem in terms of its significant components and the information needed to solve it;
  • Correlate theory and practice in the chemical sciences;
  • Perform laboratory experiments and measurements that include graphing and analyzing data;
  • Research, assess and effectively communicate chemical information in written, verbal, and electronic formats;
  • Evaluate principles of chemistry within the context of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

After Union College

Graduates can take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements Union College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Semester Total: 14

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 15

Second Year

Total Program Credits: 60

*The stated sequence of courses for the Chemistry program assumes that the student is math-ready for calculus.

**BIO 111  & BIO 112  are recommended for students interested in medicine, pharmacy, biochemistry and related science fields. Please consult with the STEM Division and/or advisor from your potential transfer institution.

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information