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2023-2024 Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Chemistry, AS (with Designation)

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Career Opportunities

The Associate of Science (AS) Degree with Designation in Chemistry prepares the student to transfer as a junior to a four-year institution in Colorado in order to pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Chemistry. Students who opt for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry can choose to work in numerous occupational fields of science or medicine. Once a BS is completed, many students will pursue a higher or graduate degree in Chemistry.

Program Description

This program introduces the student to the discipline of Chemistry includes the course work to meet general education requirements that are common to all Colorado four-year institutions, as well a specific courses in various subfields of Chemistry. Upon transfer, students from Pueblo Community College who have earned the Associate of Science (AS) Degree with Designation in Chemistry will be ready to complete the last half of a BS in Chemistry at a four-year institution.

Program Requirements

Refer to the course requirements listed below. Some courses may have prerequisites of lower level classes or assessment scores. Refer to the course descriptions  for these prerequisites.

Total Credits: 60

* Refer to CCCS Guaranteed Transfer (GT) - Pathways Courses  for a full list of all GT Pathway Courses

General Education Core Requirements (30 Credits)

Written Communication (6 Credits)

Mathematics (5 Credits)

Arts and Humanities (3 Credits)

(See note below)

  • Select one GT Pathways Arts and Humanities course from any category (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4) *

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

(See note below)

  • Select one GT Pathways Social and Behavioral course from any category (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) *

History (3 Credits)

  • Select one GT Pathways History Course (GT-HI1) *

Elective (1 Credit)

Determined by transferring institution

Transfer Degrees

Note: This statewide transfer articulation agreement in Chemistry does not fulfill requirements for the GT Pathways general education curriculum or the Associate of Science degree prior to transfer; however, this agreement does guarantee a student, if admitted, junior standing and completion of the bachelor’s degree within an additional 60 semester hours at the receiving institution.

Completion of the receiving institution’s lower division general education requirements is fulfilled only under the condition that one GT Pathways-approved course in arts and humanities (AH1, AH2, AH3, or AH4) and one GT Pathways-approved course in social and behavioral sciences (SS1, SS2, or SS3) are successfully completed at the receiving institution within the first 30 hours or 12 calendar months.

Students transferring to a four-year college/university under this Chemistry agreement are encouraged to ‘reverse’ transfer the one GT Pathways course in arts and humanities and the one GT Pathways course in social and behavioral sciences back to PCC in order to complete the GT Pathways general education program and to earn their Associate of Science degree with a Chemistry designation.

Lecture and laboratory portions of organic chemistry, CHE 2111  and CHE 2112 , must not be taken in an online delivery format.

This degree transfers to the following Colorado Public Four-Year institutions of higher education:

  • Adams State University (B.S. Chemistry)
  • Colorado Mesa University (B.S. Chemistry)
  • Colorado State University-Ft. Collins (B.S. Chemistry)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (B.S. Chemistry)
  • Fort Lewis College (B.S. Chemistry, Chemistry option)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (B.A./B.S. Chemistry)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A. Chemistry)
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (B.A./B.S. Chemistry)
  • University of Colorado, Denver (B.S. Chemistry)
  • University of Northern Colorado (B.S. Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Industrial Chemistry, Pre-Health emphasis)
  • Western State Colorado University (B.A. Chemistry, General Chemistry, Biochemistry emphasis)