ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCES DEGREE2019 - 2020
AREA OF CONCENTRATION IN ARTS & SCIENCES
CHEMISTRY, CALCULUS BASED PHYSICS
Award: Associate of Sciences Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Steven Iwanowski, 443-412-2250, siwanows@harford.edu (August 15th June 15th); or Admissions, 443-412-2109; or stem@harford.edu.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The chemistry program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a Bachelor's degree program in general chemistry, forensic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, environmental science/chemistry, and more. Chemists investigate the composition, structure and properties of substances and the transformations they undergo, through basic, as well as applied, research toward the development of new products and methods of producing new materials. They also work in biotechnology, drug development, forensic science, and other areas where a strong foundation in chemistry is essential.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon successful completion of the Associate of Sciences Degree, Option in Arts and Sciences, Chemistry, the student will be able to:
  1. Explain and apply the fundamental principles of chemistry.
  2. Perform laboratory experiments and projects (collect, report and analyze data) by applying theoretical concepts and the scientific method.
  3. Demonstrate safe laboratory skills.
  4. Recognize and discuss the ethical issues in the discipline.
  5. Locate, identify, evaluate and use scientific information effectively.
  6. Apply computational skills in reasoning, estimation, problem-solving, and analysis.
  7. Use appropriate grammatical forms in both oral and written formats to effectively communicate ideas and concepts.

Program Electives
 BIO 120General Biology I 4
 BIO 208Genetics 4
 CSI 131Computer Science I 4
 CSI 132Computer Science II 4
 ENG 109English Composition: Research Writing 3
 MATH 206Calculus III 4
 MATH 208Elementary Differential Equations 3
 MATH 216Introduction to Statistics 4
 PHYS 200General Physics I Lab 1
 PHYS 205General Physics: Electrodynamics, Light Relativity and Modern Physics 4
 General Elective 1-4

TRANSFER INFORMATION
Options for transfer into four-year programs include medicinal chemistry/pre-pharmacy, general chemistry, forensic chemistry, and more. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should check the requirements of that institution. If they differ significantly from those listed, students should consult with an advisor for academic guidance; it may be that a General Studies curriculum should be followed.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
A Bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related discipline usually is the minimum educational requirement for entry-level chemist jobs. Job growth for chemists will be concentrated in pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing companies and in professional, scientific, and technical services firms.

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I 4
ENG 101English Composition 3
MATH 203Calculus I 4
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Total14
   
Second Semester Credits
CHEM 112General Chemistry II A 4
MATH 204Calculus II 4
PHYS 203General Physics: Mechanics and Particle Dynamics 3
Program Elective *4
 Semester Total15
   
Third Semester   Credits
CHEM 207Organic Chemistry I 4
PHYS 204General Physics: Vibrations, Waves, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism 4
Program Electives 6
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
 Semester Total17
   
Fourth Semester Credits
CHEM 208Organic Chemistry II 4
Program Elective3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total14
   

* Students are recommended to take PHYS 200 concurrent with PHYS 203

Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
  Behavioral/Social Science  Arts/Humanities
  Biological/Physical Science  English Composition
  Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues  Mathematics
  Biological/Physical Laboratory Science
TO SATISFY THE DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT: Associate degree students must complete one 3-credit diversity course . It is recommended that students select one of the 3-credit , , course electives from those that also appear on the approved list of diversity course graduation requirements.