AS, Chemistry

This is a draft edition of the 2022-2023 catalog. Information is subject to change.

Program Description

The Associate of Science, Chemistry is a two-year transferable degree. The curriculum includes a core of courses in the physical sciences and mathematics which are advised by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for transfer to any ACS accredited chemistry program. All courses recommended will partially satisfy the bachelor of science in chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 4
English 3 3
Fine Arts 3 3
MATH 181 Calculus I (Mathematics) 4 4
Elective 4 3
 Semester Total17
2nd semester
Diversity/Humanities 3 3
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 4
English 4 3
MATH 182 Calculus II 4
 Semester Total14
3rd semester
Elective 4 4-7
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry for Scientists and Professionals I 3
CHEM 241L Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences Lab I 5 1
PHYS 180
180L
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
and Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab I
4
Social Science/U.S. and Nevada Constitution 4 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
Elective 4 6
CHEM 342 Organic Chemistry for Scientists and Professionals II 3
CHEM 242L Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences Lab II 5 1
PHYS 181
181L
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
and Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab II
4
 Semester Total14
 Total Units60
3

See approved General Education list for the AA/AS Degree.

4

See program recommendations or requirements.

5

Students who need to complete CHEM 345 at UNR can transfer the two credits from CHEM 345 in place of CHEM 241L and CHEM 242L.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
English3-6
Including ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Humanities3
Mathematics[3]
Required:
MATH 181Calculus I4
Science[6]
Lab required
Required:
CHEM 121
CHEM 122
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
8
Social Science3
Recommended:
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Introduction to American Politics
General Psychology
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Science courses (2 units satisfied through required CHEM 121 & CHEM 122) 2[6]
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 2[3]
Degree Requirements
CHEM 341Organic Chemistry for Scientists and Professionals I3
CHEM 241LOrganic Chemistry for Life Sciences Lab I1
CHEM 342Organic Chemistry for Scientists and Professionals II3
CHEM 242LOrganic Chemistry for Life Sciences Lab II1
Mathematics: Additional 1 unit from Math 181 in Gen. Ed.
MATH 182Calculus II4
PHYS 180
180L
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
and Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab I
4
PHYS 181
181L
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
and Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab II
4
Elective Requirements
Select 13 units from transferable electives13
Recommended:
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Calculus III
Differential Equations
Total Units60
1

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114 the additional 3 required units will become elective units.  Course sequence is based on placement into ENG 102.

2

Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

 

Students completing the emphasis will:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of General Chemistry in topics such as stoichiometry, nomenclature, acids and bases, gas laws, equilibrium, kinetics, thermochemistry, and electrochemistry.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Organic Chemistry in topics such as stoichiometry, organic nomenclature, acids and bases, organic synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and spectroscopy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of scientific methods and the relationship of theory, experiment, and data analysis.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. General information about general transfer agreements can be found on the Academic Advisement website. TMCC has agreements with the following institutions towards a bachelor's degree in the same of similar discipline.