Chemistry — Pre-Professional
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.
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
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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.
Required Core Courses
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
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.
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.
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.