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Chemistry (AS) Chemistry & Physics Total Units: 40

Term Effective: Fall 2008

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2016

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Description:

The Chemistry degree is designed for students who are planning to transfer as Chemistry majors, and who subsequently are planning to pursue a career in industrial research and development, medicine, science teaching, toxicology, pharmacy, environmental studies, space studies or other related fields. To complete this major, students must complete a library research course and 39 units of preparatory chemistry, math and physics courses that are required by accredited four-year institutions.

Additional courses must be taken to satisfy the General Education requirements of Santa Rosa Junior College.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Relate observable phenomena to molecular events according to prevailing chemical theories;
  2. identify, synthesize, predict and explain the structure of a variety of compounds, both inorganic and organic;
  3. accurately and safely obtain and analyze data from experimental sources, including traditional laboratory methods, computer-interfaced data collection devices, and advanced analytical instrumentation;
  4. use critical thinking skills to analyze applications of chemical knowledge and theories; and
  5. communicate effectively the results of laboratory experiments, including error analysis.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Chemistry program are:

  • Complete 40 units from
    • Chemistry Major Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Chemistry Major Requirements - complete 39.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
CHEM 12A Organic Chemistry5.00
CHEM 12B Organic Chemistry5.00
MATH 1A Calculus, First Course5.00
MATH 1B Calculus, Second Course5.00
PHYS 40 Classical Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers5.00
PHYS 41 Waves, Optics and Thermodynamics for Scientists & Engineers4.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 10.00 units from the following:
CHEM 4A and CHEM 4B
CHEM 1A and CHEM 1B
10.00
 
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

Contact
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(707) 527-4377
srjcmajor002047@santarosa.edu