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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, A.S.

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HEGIS: 5619.00
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. John Mikalopas


The Chemistry AS degree is designed to provide students with foundational courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics in preparation for transfer to baccalaureate programs. Courses focus on understanding the principles of chemistry, application of modern laboratory techniques, methods, instrumentation, and data analysis to the solution of chemical problems, environmental constraints and safety issues, importance of ethical responsibilities, and support quantitative reasoning, scientific writing, and research.

The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.

Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.

Degree Map:

Degree Map for Chemistry, A.S. - MAT 9010 or MAT 9B0 or MAT 900 Placement  

Degree Map for Chemistry, A.S. - MAT 1500 Placement - Calculus I  

Your Degree Map contains the suggested term-by-term course sequence for your academic path towards graduation. 

To ensure successful and timely completion of your degree, it is recommended that you meet with your academic advisor to discuss your unique map. 

Please note some courses may only be offered once an academic year.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Chemistry degree program requirements, graduates will:

  1. employ mathematics, science, and computing techniques to support the study and solution of chemistry problems
  2. understand the principles and methods of chemistry and how these are applied to the solution of chemical problems
  3. demonstrate practical skills in modern laboratory techniques, methods, instrumentation, and data analysis
  4. communicate clearly their understandings of chemistry and of their specific activity in the field orally and in writing
  5. understand the importance of professional and ethical responsibilities of chemists
  6. recognize environmental constraints and safety issues in chemistry
  7. exhibit good teamwork skills and serve as effective members of teams
  8. be prepared for a lifetime of continuing education

College Requirements:

English and Math proficient as determined by the CUNY Proficiency Index, unless otherwise exempt, or successful completion of any required developmental course(s).

Civic Engagement Experiences:

One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.

Writing Intensive Requirement:

One (1) Writing Intensive Course  in any discipline is required. 

Required Core (4 Courses, 13 Credits):

When Required Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major

Flexible Core (6 Courses, 20 Credits):

When Flexible Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major

One course from each Group A to D (Group E is satisfied by the courses show.)

No more than two courses can be selected from the same discipline

A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course

B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course

C. Creative Expression Designated Course

D. Individual and Society Designated Course

E. Scientific World Designated Course*

Major Requirements (7 Courses, 26 to 27 Credits):


0 - 1 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits


^ Depending on Math placement, students may be required to select MAT 1000  

*This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.

Total Credits: 60

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