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Chemistry
Associate in Science

Purpose

The Associate in Science with an emphasis in Chemistry is for students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree. Students who complete this educational plan are reasonably assured of junior level standing at most four-year colleges and universities in Washington State. You are urged to consult with your advisor to coordinate your program with the requirements at the institution to which you intend to transfer. If you have successfully completed algebra, geometry, trigonometry, chemistry and physics in high school you are prepared to enter Pre-Calculus Refresher (MATH& 135) and General College Chemistry (CHEM& 161) and completion of your program in four years is possible.

If you are not well prepared in high school mathematics and science, you should plan, with your advisor, a three-year program at Centralia College in preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university. The main emphasis in the first year at Centralia should be on strengthening your mathematics, basic sciences, communications, and reading skills.

To ensure optimal course selection, plan  your program of study with your advisor.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 33-35 of the 2012-2013 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
CHEM& 161 General Chemistry w/lab I (S) 6
MATH 118 Linear Algebra (M) 5
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, First Year

CHEM& 162 General Chemistry w/lab II (S) 6
MATH& 151 Calculus I (M) 5
SPEE 110 Principles of Speech Communication (H) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 17

Spring Quarter, First Year

CHEM& 163 General Chemistry w/lab III (S) 6
MATH& 152 Calculus II (M) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 17

Fall Quarter, Second Year

CHEM& 261 Organic Chemistry w/lab I 6
PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I (S) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H)  
  OR  
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, Second Year

CHEM& 262 Organic Chemistry w/lab II (S) 6
MATH& 163 Calculus III (M) 5
PHYS& 222 Engineering Physics II (S) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 17

Spring Quarter, Second Year

CHEM& 263 Organic Chemistry w/lab III 6
MATH 212 Elementary Differential Equations 5
PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III (S) 5
  Total Credits 16

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

(Updated 2013)