The Chemistry degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a degree in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical engineering. It provides a basic foundation in chemistry, along with appropriate coursework in the related disciplines of mathematics, biology and physics.
Why Great Bay?
- Articulation agreements to a variety of New England colleges and universities
- Small class size and individual attention from instructors and advisors
- Credentialed faculty with extensive experience
Total Overall Credits: 61-66
Program Specific Requirements
Students enrolling in the Chemistry program must, in addition to meeting the specific pre-requisite requirements for each course, meet the following general, technical standards:
• Students must be able to comprehend the English language, both oral and written, and must have sufficient manual dexterity to produce legible written documents in a timely manner.
• Students must be able to sit or stand at a desk/ laboratory bench, and must possess the necessary focus to stay on task for extended periods of time.
• Students must be able to comprehend and follow instructions in the classroom and laboratory in a timely manner.
• Students must possess the necessary manual dexterity to carry out assigned laboratory tasks.
• Students must be able to perform required classroom and laboratory operations, including mathematical operations, without reference to notes, as directed.
Students graduating with the Associate of Arts degree in Chemistry will be able to:
• Understand and be able to apply principles of chemistry across the sub-disciplines.
• Understand principles of mathematics, biology and physics at a level appropriate to preparation for an undergraduate major in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical engineering.
• Understand and be able to apply the scientific method.
• Understand and be able to execute a wide variety of laboratory techniques in chemistry and related fields.
• Generate and maintain accurate lab documentation including a laboratory notebook.
• Analyze and draw conclusions from generated scientific data, and present findings in a formal laboratory report.
• Qualify for transfer to a four-year college or university.