Chemistry

Here’s the formula for transferring to a four-year school and starting a career in science.

In Monroe Community College’s liberal arts degree in chemistry, you’ll develop the lab skills and science knowledge you need to succeed at a four-year institution, as well as in your future science career. 

With your associate degree, you’ll be halfway to a bachelor’s degree in your choice of chemistry-related majors. Our graduates routinely transfer to top schools such as the University of Buffalo, University of Rochester, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Rochester Institute of Technology.   

To find out more about the liberal arts in chemistry associate degree from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.

Learn to Think and Act Like a Scientist in this Two-Year Program

In MCC’s chemistry associate degree program, you will be challenged by a dynamic combination of classroom and laboratory work. Before you know it, you will develop the critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills necessary for academic success today and career success tomorrow.  

Graduates from MCC’s liberal arts in chemistry program have transferred to outstanding colleges and universities like these: 

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Rochester
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Cornell University
  • Keuka College
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Ohio State University
  • SUNY Brockport
  • Syracuse University 

An associate degree in chemistry starts you on the path to a rewarding and well-paying science career. Here's a sample of job titles you could have: 

  • Materials scientist
  • Agricultural lab technician
  • High school science teacher
  • Medical scientist
  • Pharmacist
  • Forest and conservation technician
  • Bioinformatics technician 

New chemists work in a variety of settings, including: 

  • Clinical and pharmaceutical laboratories
  • Environmental agencies
  • Research hospitals
  • Research universities
  • Colleges and universities 

Get in touch with Monroe Community College’s Admissions Office to learn more about the opportunities you can create with a liberal arts associate degree in chemistry. Contact us at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.


CHEMISTRY

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Chemistry and Geosciences

School(s): Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

CIP Code: 40.0501
MCC Program Code: LSC1
NYSED Code (BRI): 275400

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

Description
The Chemistry A.S. degree program prepares students to transfer and earn a Baccalaureate degree in Chemistry or a related area, by providing both chemistry and general education courses that parallel the first two years at a four-year institution.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss key principles of atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, conformational analysis, and stereochemistry.
2. Use dimensional analysis to perform unit conversions and stoichiometry problems.
3. Discuss fundamental concepts of dynamics, equilibrium, thermochemistry, and electrochemistry.
4. Assign IUPAC names to simple inorganic and organic compounds.
5. Predict products of a chemical reaction from given starting materials and reagents.
6. Propose reaction mechanisms for a given reaction using curved arrow notation.
7. Design multistep synthesis (less than ten steps) for organic compounds using retrosynthetic analysis.
8. Record observations in an organized manner.
9. Synthesize a hypothesis based on experimental observations.
10. Demonstrate beginning laboratory skills, such as keeping a lab notebook, use of electronic balances and volumetric glassware, preparation of solutions, and chemical measurements using pH electrodes and spectrophotometers.
11. Demonstrate intermediate laboratory techniques, such as those involved in the synthesis and characterization of organic compounds.
12. Analyze and interpret laboratory results.
13. Write formal lab reports to convey results of experiments in a clear, logical manner.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Math requirement: Regents Algebra 2/Trigonometry (exam score >/= 83) OR Level 9 Math at MCC OR MTH 165 (grade of C or better).

Chemistry requirement: Regents Chemistry (exam score >/= 70) OR CHE 145 (grade of C or better).

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
CHE 151 General College Chemistry I 4
MTH 210 Calculus I 4
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition

3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 2
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
Total16
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
CHE 152 General College Chemistry II 4
MTH 211 Calculus II 4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS, OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY*, OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS, OR WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS ELECTIVE
3
Total 17
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry I 5
PHY 161 University Physics I 4
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3
Total 15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
CHE 252 Organic Chemistry II5
PHY 261 University Physics II4
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
ELECTIVE3
Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS63

*If below 85 on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from HIS 111, HIS 112. If 85 or above on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from: HIS 103, HIS 104, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 200, HIS 211, HIS 240, HSM 103, POS 102.
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