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(Science/Mathematics Division)

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Associate of Science (Transfer)
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Who is this program for?

Students interested in chemistry must be able to work independently and seek answers to problems that are presented. Many students interested in chemistry like to work with their hands and experiment with different objects. A large majority of a chemistís job is to search for new facts about chemicals. Some chemists carry out reactions while others analyze the products from these reactions. The use of computers in chemistry is very important and a necessary skill for chemists. People who like the idea of a challenge, the possibility of producing a compound nobody has ever made before, and discovering the way chemicals work in the body are just a few examples of the challenges waiting future chemists.

What is this program about?

The chemistry major serves the role of a preparatory major for a four year degree in chemistry. The chemistry program prepares students with the basic skills needed to continue at a college or university to complete a four year degree in chemistry. Completion of the chemistry program typically takes two years of study. After successful completion of the program students generally complete a four year undergraduate degree. After completion of a four year degree students may go on to complete a masters or a Ph. D. in chemistry. The two years of study at the associate of science degree level (approximately 60 semester hours) may include courses such as; General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, English Composition, Speech, Humanities Electives, Economics, Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives, and other electives.

Where are the classes held?

Location Offered?
Albany Yes
Cordele Yes
Thomasville No
Colquitt No
Swainsboro No
Americus No
Channel 19 Yes
Online Yes

How are the classes offered?

Program Type Offered?
On Campus Only No
Hybrid Program Yes
Online Program No

A Hybrid Program is defined as a program containing a mixture of both online and on campus courses.
An Online Program is defined as a program that can be completed without having to set foot on campus.

When would I have the program completed by?

2 years plus the summer in between for the full time enrolled student.

Why would or should I be interested in this program?

The following data is from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (2006). It gives some idea of the demand for chemists. Median annual earnings of chemists in May 2004 were $56,060. The middle 50 percent earned between $41,900 and $76,080. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $33,170, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $98,010.

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Responsible Department: Science/Mathematics
Last Modified: July 23, 2007
Program Contact: Michael May
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