Liberal Arts and Science: Chemistry Option

This course of study is designed for students who have a strong interest in chemistry and who plan to work toward a major in chemistry or a related field. Chemistry majors perform laboratory procedures in biotechnological, health care and other related fields. They also enter ancillary fields such as forensic science, engineering and education.   Apply & Register Program Details

This course of study is designed for students who have a strong interest in chemistry and who plan to work toward a major in chemistry or a related field. Chemistry majors perform laboratory procedures in biotechnological, health care and other related fields. They also enter ancillary fields such as forensic science, engineering and education.

 


Area of Interest:
Sciences & Mathematics
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Science
CodeCourseCredits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101English Composition I3
CHM-111Chemistry I - Science4
MTH-140Calculus I4
PHY-201Physics III4
HIS-101World Civilization I or 
ENG-271World Literature I3
  18
Second Semester
ENG-102English Composition II3
CHM-112Chemistry II - Science4
MTH-150Calculus II4
PHY-202Physics IV4
  15
CodeCourseCredits
Second Year / First Semester
CHM-221Organic Chemistry I4
BIO-111Biology I - Science4
MTH-210Calculus III4
...-...Social Science General Education Elective13
HPE-...Health & Exercise Science Elective1
  16
Second Semester
CHM-222Organic Chemistry II4
BIO-112Biology II: Science4
...-2..Any 200-level Biology, Chemistry, or Biotechnology course24
...-...Social Science General Education Elective13
  15
 Total Minimum Credits64
1 Secondary education majors should take Basic Psychology (PSY-101) for one of the electives
2 Check with transferring institution.

Program Goals

  • To prepare graduates for entry-level positions in science related fields that require an associate in science degree such as: laboratory technicians or research assistants in pharmaceutical, biomedical, or academic research laboratories.
  • To provide students with a foundation in general education.
  • To provide a concentration of course work appropriate for chemistry and basic chemistry instrumentation.
  • To ensure transferability of course work to a baccalaureate program in chemistry or science education.
  • To prepare graduates to enter pre-professional programs in careers such as chemical engineer, laboratory technician, physician’s assistant, physician and physical therapist

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Use the scientific method to design and perform experiments in the chemistry laboratory.
  2. Explain the fundamental concepts of chemistry.
  3. Analyze data using mathematical and chemical principles and present in multiple formats

Employment Opportunities

  • Chemist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Physician
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician’s assistant

Transfer Opportunities

Students in this program transfer to many institutions including:

  • Rutgers-Camden University
  • Rutgers-New Brunswick University
  • Rowan University

Contact Person

Dr. Teresa A. Smith, Chair
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4479
email: tasmith@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

24.0101

Program Code

CHM.AS