CHEMISTRY

A.S. DEGREE

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.


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 ELECTIVE
    3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    3
Total 15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
    CHE 252 Organic Chemistry II
    5
    PHY 261 University Physics II
    4
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    3
    ELECTIVE
    3
Total 15
    TOTAL CREDITS
    63

*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.