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  • Chemistry
  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Fall, Spring

    Award: AS Degree

    Program Length: 60 Credits, 4 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Day, Evening, Online

    Course Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Southwest, Online

  • What Will I Learn
    Chemistry is the study of the properties, structure, and change of matter. Students will explore atoms, chemical bonds and reactions, the way matter interacts, and the forces that give matter its properties. This program introduces students to Chemistry and it includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado.

    Career Information 
    Career paths for Chemistry degree holders include research, quality control, drug research, chemical engineering, and national defense. The Associate of Science (AS) degree in Chemistry prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry at a four-year university.

    Degree Transfer
    This degree transfers to the following Colorado Public Four-Year institutions of higher education:  

    • University of Colorado, Boulder (BA Chemistry)
    • University of Colorado, Denver (BS Chemistry)
    • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (BA/BS Chemistry)
    • Adams State University (BS Chemistry)
    • Colorado Mesa University (BS Chemistry)
    • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (BS Chemistry)
    • Colorado State University-Pueblo (BS Chemistry)
    • Fort Lewis College (BS Chemistry, Chemistry option)
    • Metropolitan State University of Denver (BA/BS Chemistry)
    • University of Northern Colorado (BS Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Industrial Chemistry, and Pre-Health emphases)
    • Western State Colorado University (BA Chemistry, General Chemistry, Biochemistry emphases)


    Note:  The statewide transfer articulation agreement in Chemistry does not fulfill requirements for the Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways general education curriculum or the Associate of Science degree prior to transfer; however, this agreement does guarantee a student, if admitted, junior standing and completion of the baccalaureate degree within an additional 60 semester hours at the receiving institution. Consult the Academic Catalog for further information.