Associate of Science (A.S.) Liberal Arts Degree With Designation in Chemistry
The coursework for this degree will prepare you to successfully transfer to a participating four-year Colorado school to complete your bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Your core curriculum includes topics such as:
- Chemical formulas
- Chemical equilibrium
General education requirements round out your learning experience and reinforce the practical soft skills employers desire. Study subjects including math, statistics, interpersonal communication, and English composition.
Important Notes About The Aims Chemistry Associate Degree Program Prerequisites and Requirements
- Note that this program has high expectations for math prerequisites, including a year of college algebra and a semester of trigonometry. If you’re not ready to start calculus classes, you’ll need to take these prerequisites before starting your chemistry courses, which will add to the time required to complete your associate degree.
- While the Colorado Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement is designed to allow you to transfer to a participating in-state public four-year school as a junior, note that Aims does not offer organic chemistry courses at this time. This means you will have to reverse-transfer those credits from a four-year institution in order to earn your associate degree in chemistry at Aims. Because most four-year programs require 300-level organic chemistry classes as a prerequisite for entering their bachelor’s degree programs, and community college organic chemistry courses, are 200-level, it’s recommended to take organic chemistry at a four-year school while earning your associate degree at Aims.