Degrees Offered - Chemistry (AS) | TJC

Degrees Offered - Chemistry (AS)

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The Associate of Science in chemistry is designed so that students can complete the first two years of a college chemistry degree and then transfer smoothly to a four-year institution.

Our program provides small class sizes, individual attention, and a friendly atmosphere. The labs utilize modern instrumentation comparable to that found in university classrooms.

Note: Chemical engineering majors should refer to the TJC Associate of Science degree plan for Engineering, but substitute CHEM 2423 & CHEM 2425 for ENGR 2301 & ENGR 2302.

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Degree Plan
Required Core Curriculum Courses 11 Credits
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I  
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II  
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry OR
MATH 2412 Precalculus Math
Major Courses 16 Credits
CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I  
CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II  
MATH 2413 Calculus I  
MATH 2414 Calculus II  
Additional TJC Core Curriculum 33 Credits
In addition to the Major Courses, the student is required to take 44 credit hours from the TJC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill the major course requirement.

Major Courses: 16
Required Core Curriculum Courses: 11
TJC Core Curriculum: 33
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HIST 1301 United States History I 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework OR
COSC 1301

MATH 1314 College Algebra OR
MATH 1316 OR
MATH 2412

Second Semester Credit Hours
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 1302 Composition II OR
ENGL 2311
HIST 1302 United States History II OR
HIST 2301
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4
Third Semester Credit Hours
CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I 4
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
XXXX x3xx Creative Arts Core 3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours
CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II 4
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR
SPCH 1321
xxxx x3xx Language, Philosophy Core 3
xxxx x3xx Social and Behavioral Science Core 3
Total Semester Hours 60

Note: Enrollment in the first chemistry course (CHEM 1411) requires concurrent enrollment in MATH 1314 College Algebra or credit for this course with a grade of “C” or better.

Note: The first mathematics class in which the student enrolls is based on placement test scores or college mathematics courses previously completed. Recommended courses prepare the student to take Calculus I (MATH 2413). An advanced student eligible to enroll in Calculus I or higher during the first semester should meet with the chair of the chemistry department prior to the first semester.

To receive the degree, the student must make a minimum grade of “C” in all required math and science courses.1411).