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Chemistry

Curriculum pathway leading to an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences for students seeking a transfer degree to a 4-year institution:

Dean: Dr. Edward Kremer
Academic Advisor: Dr. Ron Budhram

The Chemistry Department’s goal is to provide high quality educational programs for all students who study chemistry at KCKCC.  Faculty strive to teach chemistry in ways that help students to become life-long learners, develop effective written and oral communicators, and explore the relationship of chemistry to other fields. The department endeavors to integrate education and research by incorporating recent discoveries, modern techniques, and research-grade instrumentation into the curriculum.  As mentors for collaborative student-faculty research and creative projects, faculty works with students to expand fundamental knowledge in chemistry and develop students’ abilities for independent scholarship.  The department strives to prepare chemistry majors for direct employment in chemistry, entry into four year colleges and universities or professional programs.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Humanities Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)
  Humanities Core Elective
3
  Literature Core Elective
3
Total
6
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines)
  Social Science Core Elective
3
  Social Science Core Elective
3
Total
6
 
Mathematics and the Natural and Physical Science Requirements
CHEM0111 College Chemistry I and Lab*
5
CHEM0112 College Chemistry II and Lab*
5
MATH0122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I**
5
Total
15
 
Total General Education Requirements
37-38
 
Chemistry Requirements:
CHEM0211 Organic Chemistry I* and
3
CHEM0213 Organic Chemistry I Lab*
2
CHEM0212 Organic Chemistry II* and
3
CHEM0214 Organic Chemistry II Lab*
2
MATH0123 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II*
5
MATH0224 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III*
5
NASC0231 General Physics I*
5
NASC0232 General Physics II*
5
Total
30
 
Total required for Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences in Chemistry Degree
67-68

*See course description for prerequisite..
**Mathematics sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an adviser to determine correct placement.