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CHEMISTRY

Chemistry - Science Transfer

Program Code: CHM.AS
Associate in Science Degree

The Chemistry Transfer program parallels the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program at four-year colleges and universities. Students will learn the basics of general chemistry and organic chemistry that will prepare them to meet the challenges of preprofessional courses at the upper division colleges and universities.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion. Courses may have prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.

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Semester I

4

Can be taken in two semesters - MAT-129A/MAT-129B.

1-3

Students may take a health elective (3 credits) in place of Physical Education. However, if the total credits exceed 66 upon graduation, they may not transfer.

Semester II

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

Semester III

4

CHM-230 and CHM-240 sequence may be substituted with BIO-123 and BIO-124.

For students majoring in Biochemistry, Pharmacy or Pre-Professional (Medical, Dental, etc.), biology may be required.

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

OR

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

Semester IV

4

CHM-230 and CHM-240 sequence may be substituted with BIO-123 and BIO-124.

For students majoring in Biochemistry, Pharmacy or Pre-Professional (Medical, Dental, etc.), biology may be required.

Program Note

For students majoring in Pharmacy or Pre-Professional (medical, dental, etc.), biology may be required.

Total Credits 63 - 65

Contact Information

Contact Name: Donna Howell, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2592
Contact Email: dhowell@middlesexcc.edu 
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/natural-sciences/

Frequently Asked Questions

What will students learn if they study Chemistry Pre-Professional?

They will learn the basics of general chemistry and organic chemistry that will prepare them to meet the challenges of preprofessional courses at the upper division colleges and universities.

Are there any requirements students must satisfy before taking courses in the major?

A passing score on the College’s mathematics placement test for both Algebra I and Algebra II or MAT-013 and MAT-014 is required for all Chemistry majors. In addition, a high school laboratory chemistry course with a minimum grade of “C” or CHM-010 and a high school laboratory biology course or BIO-010 with a minimum grade of “C” are also required.

Can Chemistry students transfer to four-year colleges and universities?

The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all of the lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements with private institutions may provide similar transfer provisions. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

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