Chemistry

The Chemistry area of study is designed for students planning to transfer to a senior college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. During the first two years, students concentrate on building a strong foundation in the sciences and mathematics. The chemistry curriculum is sufficiently flexible to meet the needs of students with the following goals: (1) industrial research and development, (2) environmental research, (3) liberal arts background for medical and allied health professions, (4) secondary teaching of chemistry, or (5) chemical engineering.

Degree

Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 
or
3
COMM 212 PUBLIC SPEAKING  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 6
MATH 222 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I  5
MATH 223 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II  4
CHEM 130 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
CHEM 132 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
LIFE SCIENCE * 4
HUMANITIES * 3
FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 210 FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY  4
CHEM 220 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  5
CHEM 230 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  4
PHYS 211 ENGINEERING PHYSICS: MECHANICS  4
PHYS 212 ENGINEERING PHYSICS: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM  4
PHYS 213 ENGINEERING PHYSICS: THERMODYNAMICS  2

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 224 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III  4

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1CHEM 130; MATH 222; ENGL 110; Social Science
Spring Semester 1CHEM 132; MATH 223; ENGL 111; PHYS 211
Summer SemesterSocial Science; Fine Arts
Fall Semester 2CHEM 220; PHYS 212; MATH 224; Life Science
Spring Semester 2CHEM 210; CHEM 230; COMM 110 or 212; PHYS 213; Humanities

Program Contact Information

Math, Science and Engineering Department
Room 320B
(309)694-5365

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training