Chemistry

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

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)

MCC Program Code: LSC1

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

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

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.Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of general inorganic and organic chemistry principles and concepts (such as atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, types of chemical reactions, dynamics, equilibrium, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, and IUPAC nomenclature).
2.Use dimensional analysis to perform unit conversions and stoichiometry problems.
3.Analyze chemical reactions based on starting materials, reaction conditions, mechanistic thinking, and retrosynthetic analysis.
4.Use the scientific method and connect its importance to the development of scientific thought.
5.Perform routine laboratory tasks in the chemistry laboratory using common instrumentation and laboratory materials while adhering to well-established safety protocols.
6.Collect, interpret, evaluate and communicate scientific data in multiple formats using computer technology as needed.

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
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 210 Calculus I
4
CHE 151 General College Chemistry I
4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
2-3
First Semester Total:
16-17
SECOND SEMESTER
MTH 211 Calculus II
4
CHE 152 General College Chemistry II
4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS (SUNY-A) OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGES (SUNY-FL) OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY (SUNY-AH) ELECTIVE
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - VALUES AND ETHICS (MCC-VE) ELECTIVE
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
1-3
Second Semester Total:
15-17
THIRD SEMESTER
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry I
5
PHY 161 University Physics I
4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
Third Semester Total:
15
FOURTH SEMESTER
CHE 252 Organic Chemistry II
5
PHY 261 University Physics II
4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - WESTERN CIVILIZATION (SUNY-WC)
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15
TOTAL CREDITS:
61-64


Revised:06/23/2021
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