Chemistry — Pre-Professional

Program Information

Program Code: 
CHEMS.AS...
Degree Type: 
Associate in Science
Year Established: 
2002
Contact: 
Science - (313) 845-6310 - science@hfcc.edu
Description: 

The Associate in Science degree in Pre-Professional Chemistry is designed as a transfer degree for students interested in pursuing an American Chemical Society approved chemistry major at a 4- year school. It was designed in collaboration with several university chemistry departments to ensure maximum transferability into the various programs they offer.

Although the minimum requirement for completing the program is 60 credit hours, students may be able to take additional coursework at HFCC and transfer it to the 4-year institution.

Career Opportunities: 

A degree in chemistry has been a route for students to enter satisfying careers in areas including (but not limited to): • Professional Chemistry • Human Health and Medicine • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics • Materials Science • Environmental Science and Management • Veterinary Medicine • Education • Forensic Science

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612, counseling@hfcc.edu, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • University of Michigan - Dearborn

Program Requirements

Additional Program Requirements: 

Students must consult with a Pre-Professional Chemistry advisor to plan an appropriate course of study for the college or university to which they intend to transfer.

No courses numbered below 100 will count toward the minimum 60 hours required for the Associate in Science degree in Pre-Professional Chemistry.

The minimum required for earning the Associate in Science degree in Pre-Professional Chemistry is 60 credit hours. However, most universities and colleges will accept additional coursework from HFCC and apply it towards their Bachelor of Science degree requirements. We encourage students to take advantage of this and to complete as many courses as they can transfer at HFCC.

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60 (Including Options/Electives)

Required Core Courses

Complete 25 credit hours from the following courses:
CHEM 220, CHEM 244, MATH 180, MATH 185, MATH 280,
PHYS 241, PHYS 242, PHYS 243, BIO 152, and/or BIO 150.

Students should select the majority of electives from the Required Core Course list above to maximize progress towards a bachelor's degree. Choose courses appropriate to your intended four-year institution. Consult transfer guides available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center.

A student must see a chemistry department advisor before registering for CHEM 243.

A student must see a chemistry department advisor before registering for CHEM 220.

Required Support Courses

Complete one of the following courses:
CRJ 131, ENG 235, ENG 236, HIST 151, HIST 152,
POLS 131 and/or SOC 131.

The study of a foreign language is often recommended for those intending to pursue a bachelor's degree in chemistry or at the graduate level. French or German are commonly suggested.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.