The Associate of Arts degree with Emphasis in Chemistry is designed to certify that students have completed the requirements through sophomore level for a baccalaureate degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, and the Biological Sciences at most 4-year colleges and universities.
Also, the degree with emphasis in Chemistry signifies students have completed their first 2 years of chemistry courses required by most institutions for their programs in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, and medical technology.
Students considering transferring to the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota or other 4-year institutions and majoring in chemistry should complete the following curriculum:
|Required Courses - 20 credits|
|CHEM 1061||Principles of Chemistry 1||5|
|CHEM 1062||Principles of Chemistry 2||5|
|CHEM 2061||Organic Chemistry 1||5|
|CHEM 2062||Organic Chemistry 2||5|
|MATH 1510||Calculus 1||5|
|MATH 1520||Calculus 2||5|
|MATH 2510||Calculus 3: Multivariable Calculus||5|
|MATH 2520||Calculus 4: Differential Equations with Linear Algebra||5|
|PHYS 1121||Physics with Calculus 1||5|
|PHYS 1122||Physics with Calculus 2||5|
The Chemistry department believes in and supports the study, teaching and understanding of chemical principles across a wide spectrum of areas: inorganic, organic, analytical, environmental and biological.
Dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education, the chemistry faculty teaches all lab sections and evaluates and grades all assignments. Our department believes chemistry occupies a central position in the physical sciences, and that an understanding of fundamental chemical principles enables both our students and the general public to make better-informed judgments and decisions on a wide variety of important and timely issues.
The faculty and staff of the Chemistry department complement their love of teaching and learning with a strong sense of community. Our department functions as an active community of educators and interacts closely with our students, a diverse population at various levels of academic development. Working collaboratively, we strive to develop better capabilities in science and a better understanding of the learning process.
Most importantly, we sincerely hope our students acquire the skills and confidence to become lifelong learners. The Chemistry department offers a complete selection of courses for the science major, liberal arts majors and for students in many of Normandale's career programs in engineering and health sciences.