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Raritan Valley Community College    
 
    
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Chemistry, Associate of Science Degree in Science and Mathematics


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Chemistry, an option of the Associate of Science degree program in Science and Mathematics, prepares students for transfer into traditional bachelor’s degree programs in chemistry, as well as a variety of specialized programs at four-year colleges and universities. Chemistry graduates are employed in academic, industrial and clinical laboratories and in such fields as environmental science, chemical engineering and chemical sales.

The chemistry laboratories are fully equipped with modern equipment, including such instrumentation as pH meters, electronic balances, spectrophotometers and gas chromatographs. Computers are used in data acquisition and analysis.

Graduates are able to:

  • exhibit an understanding of the scientific method
  • use the theories and concepts of modern chemistry to analyze and solve chemical problems
  • utilize information from chemical literature, both in libraries and in online interactive databases
  • communicate the results of their analyses, laboratory investigations and literature searches in an appropriate professional writing style
  • understand both the historical perspective of chemistry and its relationship to the modern world and apply that understanding to the ethical, social and political (as well as scientific) role of chemistry and chemists in the community

 

Raritan Valley Community College Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree programs are designed to comply with the New Jersey Community Colleges General Education Foundation which supports transfer of courses to NJ Public four-year colleges and universities.  Students who intend to transfer to a NJ college or university can further improve the transfer of courses by using the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) feature in NJTransfer.org.

 

 

Curriculum – A.S. Degree


First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credits 64 - 67


1 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list.

2 Mathematics by official placement test. Students must complete math through MATH 152 Calculus II . Students who have completed 8 credits of math, at least through MATH 152 Calculus II are not required to take a third or fourth course in math, but may substitute a science elective.

3 Students who pass the technological competency test (no credit) may take any General Education course. 

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