Bachelor's programs in chemistry are built on an in-depth foundation of sequential coursework in science and math, while upper-division coursework provides the preparation necessary for graduate studies and/or work in industry. Multiple tracks are often available. For example, some institutions offer a specialty in biochemistry or certification for high school teaching. To transfer as a junior into a bachelor's chemistry program, students must complete a minimum of 60-semester credits, including all of the essential prerequisite courses below. Students should be aware that because of differences among schools in the number of credits for which various courses are offered and the possible need for prerequisite courses, it may be difficult to complete an Associate in Science degree without taking more credits than can be accepted in transfer. Students planning on a chemistry major should select courses in consultation with an advisor.
A grade of C or better may be required for chemistry, mathematics, and engineering science courses to transfer.
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Chemistry IAI Major Recommendations 19-26 semester credits
Chemistry IAI GECC Recommendations (Minimum 37 semester credits) These are the specific courses in the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC) that should be taken for this emphasis.
Communication: 3 courses (9 semester credits) Select a two-course sequence in writing (6 semester credits) with a grade of "C" or better and, Select 1 course in oral communication (3 semester credits).
Mathematics: 1 course (3 semester credits) Select from Mathematics - Calculus I & II.
PhysicalandLife Sciences: 2-3 courses (8-10 semester credits) Select Calculus based Physics I with labs Select Calculus based Physics II with labs Students should take the first course in the BIO 910 sequence/L1910L which will fulfill the life sciences requirement.
HumanitiesandFine Arts: 3 courses (0-9 semester credits) Select 1 course from Humanities, Select 1 course from Fine Arts and Select 1 from either Humanities or Fine Arts. - Courses can be taken from the same identifier as long as the course outcomes are different.
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 courses (9 semester credits) Select 3 courses from at least 2 different disciplines (e.g., no more than 2 courses from, for example, psychology). - Courses can be taken from the same identifier as long as the course outcomes are different.
Check the worksheetto see what courses you can take to fulfill your general education requirements The worksheet allows you to see what courses to take to fulfill the IAI Gen. Ed. package (Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum) at any participating college or university in the State. You will find it helpful to use the major recommended general education courses shown above. You may want to print or copy a hard copy of this page.