Chemistry and Chemistry Education

Pre-Major Curriculum Code: A1040B

This program prepares the student to transfer courses or the degree in its entirety to a four-year senior institution. This Associate in Science program is specifically designed for students who wish to earn a baccalaureate degree in Chemistry and/or Chemistry Education.

General Education Core (44 SHC)*  SHC = Semester Hours Credit

Forty-four semester hours of credit in general education core courses are required as outlined on the NCCCS Curriculum Standards for Associate in Science degree programs. The general education core includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition.

*Students who complete the 44-hour general education core are eligible to receive the GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE (D10400).

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Course Requirements for A.S. Pre-Major Chemistry and Chemistry Education

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

English Composition (6 SHC)

Two English composition courses are required.
English 111, Expository Writing (3 SHC), is required as the first composition course.
The second composition course must be selected from the following.
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research (3 SHC)
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research (3 SHC)
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting (3 SHC)

Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)

Three courses from three discipline areas are required.
One course must be a literature course.
ENG 231, 232, 241, 242, 261, 262
COM 120 is required.
One additional general education core course from the following discipline areas is required: art, drama, foreign languages, interdisciplinary humanities, music, philosophy, and religion.
ART 111, 114, 115 MUS 110, 112, 210, 213
DRA 111, 112, 211, 212 PHI 215, 240
FRE 111, 112, 211, 212 REL 112, 211, 212, 221
HUM 130, 160, 211, 212 SPA 111, 112, 211, 212
A foreign language course is recommended.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)

Three courses from three discipline areas are required.
One course must be a history course.
HIS 115, 121, 122, 131, 132
Two additional general education courses from two of the following discipline areas are required: anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.
ANT 210 ECO 151, 251, 252
GEO 111, 112, 130 POL 110, 120, 210, 220
PSY 150 SOC 210, 213, 220, 225, 240
PSY 150 is recommended.

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (20 SHC)

The following courses are required.

Natural Sciences (12 SHC)
The following courses are required.
CHM 151 General Chemistry I (4 SHC)
CHM 152 General Chemistry II (4 SHC)
PHY 251 General Physics I (4 SHC)
Credit will not be awarded for both CHM 131/131A and CHM 151
Mathematics (8 SHC)
The following courses are required.
MAT 271 General Calculus I (4 SHC)
MAT 272 General Calculus II (4 SHC)
Students who place into MAT 272 may choose MAT 273.

Other Required Hours (20-21 SHC)

CHM 251 Organic Chemistry I (4 SHC)
CHM 252 Organic Chemistry II (4 SHC)
PHY 252 General Physics II (4 SHC)
MAT 175 Precalculus (4 SHC)
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers (3 SHC) or
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming and Logic (3 SHC)
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life (2 SHC) or
PED 111 Physical Fitness I (1 SHC)
0-3 additional hours of approved college transfer credit are needed to complete the required sixty-five semester hours credit.

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 65

Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

Admission to the Major

Grade point average requirements vary and admission is competitive across the several programs in Chemistry and Chemistry Education. Admission to teacher licensure programs requires satisfactory scores on PRAXIS I and II.


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