Associate in Science (Transfer)

Chemistry takes you deep into life’s building blocks, explaining how atoms, ions, and molecules work together and react with other elements to form substances and materials with mass and volume. Learn all about this essential subject from the experts at ICC.

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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. 

A Quality Education

Faculty who are experts in their fields teach all ICC courses. They are 100% committed to teaching so you’re ready to transfer to a university or move into your career.

Get Involved

Network with faculty and fellow students in the Student Association for the Environment while you support our local ecosystems. The PreHealth Club, AMESS, and other student groups put the community in our community college experience.

Career Opportunities

Chemist, Chemical Engineer, Materials Scientist, Pharmacologist, Doctor, Forensic Scientist, Toxicologist, Brewmaster, Perfumer, Food Scientist, Medical Researcher, Teacher. Alumni work at Caterpillar, OSF, Unity Point, ICC, USDA Peoria.


21 Months

If full time

4 terms if full-time (15-16 credits / term)

What if I attend part-time?

Our program can be completed at your pace; just plan for a longer time-to-degree.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2022-23

What financial assistance can I receive?

Our STEM programs qualify for financial aid. That might include scholarships, grants and loans. Learn more about financial assistance at ICC.



Students per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

Will I be ready to transfer?

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

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How Do I Get Into the Chemistry Program?

You’ll gain a strong foundation in the sciences and mathematics. You’ll acquire analytical, data collection, and problem solving skills, and you’ll develop the ability to reason clearly and communicate complex ideas.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  4. High school courses in chemistry and college-ready math courses are beneficial for this program
  5. Involvement in your high school science or chemistry clubs are helpful for this program.

What Can I Expect as a Chemistry Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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