Fall 2017


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Program Description

Chemistry is the “central science” of a wide range of studies, exploring the structures and transformations of matter down to the molecular level. Since chemistry is foundational to all technology advances, Chemistry majors find employment in a variety of professions. Majoring in Chemistry also provides excellent background for graduate studies in pharmacy, environmental sciences, chemical engineering, biotechnology, nutrition, medicine, and dentistry, among others.
Recent employment surveys show that about two-thirds of chemists work in various industrial fields. These include, but are not limited to, development of pharmaceutical drugs, computer technology, petroleum processing, environmental toxicology, and forensic sciences. About one-fourth of the chemists teach and/or do research in academic institutions. Chemists also work in less technical fields, serving as managers, attorneys, journalists, etc., either in government agencies or the private sector.
Consult a counselor or academic adviser for recommended courses specific to student's choice of transfer institution.

Course of Study

  1. Complete AS-T degree requirements, or consult a college counselor/adviser for AA degree requirements.
  2. Carefully check the foreign language requirements of the college to which you plan to transfer. If possible, complete these requirements while enrolled at the community college.
  3. Completion of recommended courses in a pre-major for transfer does not necessarily assure a student admission to a four-year institution or a specific program.
  4. See page two for suggested courses in your program of study that you should consider completing while in attendance at Community Colleges of Spokane.
College Transfer Information
While students attend college for a variety of reasons, most attend for the purpose of acquiring the knowledge and skills needed for entering a particular field of work, occupation or profession. Because the first two years of college are frequently spent meeting general college or university requirements, many options are available to students who plan to complete their freshman and sophomore years at SCC or SFCC.
Students should always check the requirements of the four-year institution from which they intend to graduate. Careful planning is necessary, as transferability of specific courses or programs is determined solely by the college to which the student transfers. Transfer guides, available in counseling centers at SCC and SFCC, should be consulted by all students planning to transfer.
Students who have not made a decision regarding a transfer institution should follow the Community Colleges of Spokane requirements for the associate of arts degree. These requirements will satisfy most of the general course requirements for graduation from other institutions. Requirements for the associate of arts degree and a complete listing of courses available will be found in the college catalog.
Counseling Services
Educational, vocational and personal counseling services are available to all students through the counseling centers at SCC or SFCC. Students may obtain professional counseling services prior to registration to plan their program of study. In addition, faculty advisers are assigned to each student to provide further assistance during the year.