A.S. - Transfer Degree

This program is designed for those students pursuing a career in chemistry or in a related field for which chemistry is an integral part.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge in chemistry that will prepare them for transfer to the university and (2) critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.

Learning Outcomes

  • Convert among various units of measurements.
  • Perform various calculations involving chemical equations.
  • Predict and explain subatomic particle behavior and periodic trends.
  • Determine and calculate reaction rates and predict the order of a reaction based on either numerical (relative rates and half-lives) or graphical kinetic (reaction rate) data.
  • Interpret stereochemical, spectral, and/or mechanistic information to propose a plausible structure or to confirm an existing molecular structure from the data given.
  • Recognize, predict, and explain the influences of molecular structure on chemical reactivity.

Program Map

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

Visit Academic Planning to get started on your personalized Academic Plan, or schedule an appointment with the Advising Office.

Program Requirements Based on Fall/Spring rotation  (AGEC-S certificate also included)

Prior to First Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
MAT 150183
MAT 151 & 183
MAT 187 *
College Algebra w/ ReviewPlane Trigonometry
College Algebra: Standard & Plane Trigonometry
Precalculus *
Pre-requisite for MAT 220 
(counts towards elective credits)
  * MAT 187 has a pre-requisite of MAT 121 or MAT 150 or MAT 151 5-7  

First Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4 Major Requirement
ENG 101 
ENG 107
Freshman Composition I 3 GE-Composition
MAT 220 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry 5 GE-Mathematics
ART Choose one course from Arts 3 GE-Arts


Co-Curricular Requirements:

Second Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4 Major Requirement
ENG 102 
ENG 108
Freshman Composition II 3 GE-Composition
MAT 230 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry 5 Departmental Requirement
HUM Choose one course from Humanities 3 GE-Humanities


Co-Curricular Requirements:

Third Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
CHM 235 Organic Chemistry I 5 Major Requirement
MAT 241 Calculus III with Analytic Geometry 4 Departmental Requirement
PHY 121 University Physics I 4 GE-Physical & Biological Sciences
SOC Choose one Writing Intensive course from Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 GE-Social & Behavioral Sciences (Writing Intensive)


  • If transferring, apply to universities

Co-Curricular Requirements:

Fourth Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
CHM 236 Organic Chemistry II 4 Departmental Requirement
MAT 262 Differential Equations 3 Departmental Requirement
PHY 131 University Physics II 4 GE-Physical & Biological Sciences
SOC Choose one Writing Intensive course from Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 GE-Social & Behavioral Sciences
MAT 270 Applied Statistics (recommended) 4 General Elective


Co-Curricular Requirements:

  • Attend Etiquette Lunch
  • Meet with Career Services
  • Apply for university scholarship opportunities  
Open the program map above to view the recommended classes to complete the program. You can also print the program map using the button above.

Transfer Information

Arizona State University BS, BA Chemistry, Biochemistry BS-no second language requirement
BA-4th Semester Proficiency
Northern Arizona University BS, BSED Chemistry, Chemistry Secondary Ed None
University of Arizona  BS, BA Chemistry, Biochemistry BS-2nd Semester Proficiency
BA-4th Semester Proficiency

Transfer Tools

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AZTransfer will provide you with more information and tools on how to transfer to ASU, NAU, and UofA.

Need help with transferring?  The AWC Transfer Services office can provide you with individualized help to explore degree pathways and specific university requirements.  Visit their website or schedule an appointment with a transfer specialist.