Chemistry - A.S. Degree

Turn your passion for discovery into a career!

Discover a clear understanding of the principles of chemistry and its methodologies while developing the critical and organizational skills to effectively conduct and analyze research.

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Students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution, majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering, should pursue the A.S. Science/Mathematics Chemistry Option. As part of this option, students can expect to make laboratory measurements, as well as do inorganic synthesis, organic synthesis, titration, pH, refractive index, gas chromatography, ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy, and infrared spectroscopy. Depending on your specific course of study, you may also learn polarimetry and gel electrophoresis.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Conduct experiments using good safety practice, ethical methods, and modern lab equipment to collect observations and measurements of the natural world.
  • Apply scientific theories and laws in chemistry that are consistent with observations of the natural world.
  • Interpret and communicate scientific information in various forms including writing, graphs, tables, diagrams, and equations.
  • Design all or part of an experiment.

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their own plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
MATH113 Calculus I 4
CHEM110 College Chemistry I 4
Total Semester Credits
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
MATH114 Calculus II 4
CHEM112 College Chemistry II 4
COMS114 Introduction to Computer Science I 3
Total Semester Credits
Fall - Second Year
CHEM210 Organic Chemistry I** 5
MATH213 Calculus III 4
PHYS120 Physics I with Calculus 4
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - Second Year
CHEM212 Organic Chemistry II*** 5
PHYS121 Physics II with Calculus 4
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
COLL211 Capstone for Mathematics,
Physical Sciences, & Engineering
Total Semester Credits

*General Education courses: Choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College Catalog.

**Course only offered in fall

***Course only offered in spring

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.