**Online Major Only:** The Associate in Science in Chemistry Theory is our online Chemistry major. A minimum grade of C- is necessary for each prerequisite and required course. An average GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in all prerequisite courses, required courses, and other Science College courses you may take. Our faculty members are dedicated to helping you to reach and surpass these minimums! This Associate degree will not transfer directly to a Bachelor’s degree accredited by the American Chemical Society. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that a degree without any laboratory hours will fulfill future educational and employment objectives.

**Required Online Courses … 30 credits**

CHE201 General Chemistry A

CHE202 General Chemistry B

CHE231 Physical Chemistry A

CHE232 Physical Chemistry B

MAT201 Calculus I

MAT202 Calculus II

PHY201 General Physics A

PHY202 General Physics B

CHE303 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry

CHE311 Inorganic Chemistry A

CHE321 Organic Chemistry A

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**Associate Degree’s University Core Requirement: (30 credits)
**Students may not use the same courses to fulfill the University Core Requirement and requirements within your major, but core requirements can be used as prerequisite courses.

*ENG101*and 102 College Composition I and II (6)**Two Mathematics courses (6-8)**

**Two Science courses (6-8)**

Two Additional Humanities courses (6) These must be from departments other than English.

One Health and Physical Education course (3)

One Art, Business, Education, Human Services, Performing Arts, or Technology course (3)

Two Additional Humanities courses (6) These must be from departments other than English.

One Health and Physical Education course (3)

One Art, Business, Education, Human Services, Performing Arts, or Technology course (3)

**Prerequisite Notes:** There is not enough time for full-time Associate’s degree students to take Introduction to Physical Sciences A and B (SCI101 and SCI102) prior to General Chemistry A (CHE201), but they can be used to meet the University Core Requirement in science if students feel that they need assistance in other science disciplines. Students who need Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry (MAT120) and Pre-Calculus (MAT140) prior to taking Calculus A (MAT201) will need to demonstrate an understanding of enough mathematics to successfully complete General Chemistry A (CHE201) either through an evaluation of their high school transcripts or a placement test.

**One Possible Four-Semester Curriculum Map for Online Students:**

**Semester 1 (15 credits)**

ENG101, MAT120, SCI101, CHE201, Health/Physical Education elective

**Semester 2 (15 credits)**

ENG102, MAT140, SCI102, CHE202, Humanities elective,

**Semester 3 (15 credits)**

CHE231; CHE303; MAT201; PHY201; Art, Business, Education, Human Services, Performing Arts, or Technology elective

**Semester 4 (15 credits)**

CHE232, MAT202, PHY202, Humanities elective, either CHE311 or CHE321

**Course Descriptions**

**Optional Prerequisite Courses:**

**SCI101 Introduction to Physical Sciences A:** This is part one of two introductory courses designed to allow students to explore the basic concepts of physical science. Students will be introduced to the history and nature of science. The course includes an introduction to the fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science.

**SCI102 Introduction to Physical Sciences B:** This is part two of two introductory courses designed to allow students to explore the basic concepts of physical science. Students will be introduced to the history and nature of science. The course delves more deeply into the fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science.

**MAT120 Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry: **Topics include absolute value equations and inequalities; solving systems of linear equations using determinants; review of rational exponents, radical expressions and complex numbers; quadratic equations and inequalities; solving equations reducible to quadratic form; quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions and applications; graphs of functions; algebra of functions; inverse functions; conic sections; nonlinear systems of equations and inequalities; right triangle trigonometry; trigonometric functions and the unit circle. MAT120 is not open to students with credit in MAT140 or higher.

**MAT140 Pre-Calculus: **Topics include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses. This course is generally taken in preparation for Calculus but may be taken by other students who desire a more in-depth study of mathematics. MAT140 is not open for credit to students who have credit in MAT201 or higher.

**Required Courses:**

** ****CHE201 General Chemistry A: **Principles governing chemical change in relation to the atomicity of matter, atomic structure and the periodic system of the elements.

**CHE202 General Chemistry B:** Kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibria, and electrochemistry.

**CHE231 Physical Chemistry A: **Study of ideal and real gases, kinetic molecular theory, thermodynamics, phase and chemical equilibrium, surface chemistry.

**CHE232 Physical Chemistry B: **Study of chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, electrolytic equilibria, quantum chemistry, molecular structure; spectroscopy.

**MAT201 Calculus A: **Single-variable calculus: limits, continuity, derivatives, extrema and other applications, mean value theorem, integrals, fundamental theorem of calculus.

**MAT202 Calculus B:** A continuation of Calculus I. Techniques of integration, applications of the integral, infinite sequences and series, parametric equations, polar coordinates, separable differential equations.

**PHY201 General Physics A: **Basic principles of mechanics, wave motion, and thermodynamics using vector analysis and calculus. Primarily for students majoring in physics, engineering, mathematics, and chemistry.

**PHY202 General Physics B: **Basic principles of electricity, magnetism, and optics using vector analysis and calculus. Primarily for students majoring in physics, engineering, mathematics, and chemistry.

**CHE303 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry: **Gravimetric, volumetric, and elementary instrumental analysis. Application of statistics to analytical chemistry.

**CHE311 Inorganic Chemistry A: **The chemistry of the full periodic table will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on modern techniques, theories, and applications.

**CHE321 Organic Chemistry A: **Structural theory and its application to the study of the properties of carbon compounds.

*Reference: Most of this information was copied from State University of New York College at New Paltz’ website. **http://www.newpaltz.edu/ugc/ucourses.html** Some course numbers and course sequence sections were changed to fit the adaptation of an online chemistry major that I developed.*

*Note: The course links are for demonstration purposes only. In a real college website, I would either create links to course descriptions or eliminate those links completely.*