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2020-21 Academic Catalog 
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Chemistry Transfer - CHEM.AS

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Chemistry is the science of matter at the atomic and molecular scale, dealing primarily with collection of atoms, such as molecules, crystals and metals. Chemistry deals with the composition and statistical properties of such structures, as well as their transformation and interaction to become materials encountered in everyday life.

Chemistry is used in a variety of professions and industries, such as, chemical engineering, plastics, pharmaceutical research and development, pharmacist, environmental science (such as, water treatment, air quality control), and forensics, among others.

Students interested in pursuing higher education in the field of chemistry should follow the prescribed curriculum shown below. This curriculum meets the requirements for the MassTransfer A2B Pathway in Chemistry.

Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Engineering and Science Transfer will be awarded.

Applying to this Program

In order to be admitted to any Engineering and Science Transfer degree option a student should have completed two years of algebra, one year of geometry, one year of trigonometry or senior math, and one year of chemistry and physics with grades of C+ or better.

Program Goals

Graduates of this program:

  1. Are qualified to transfer to a 4-year engineering or science-based curriculum.
  2. Are prepared to complete their Baccalaureate Degree in two additional years.
  3. Have developed critical thinking skills.
  4. Have developed mathematical methods of problem-solving.
  5. Can communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  6. Can conduct research from a variety of sources.
  7. Are computer literate.

(CHEM.AS) Curriculum

Total: 14 credits

Total: 14 credits

Total: 14 credits

Total: 18 credits

Total (CHEM.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 60


  1. Most four-year institutions require two years of a foreign language. Check the curriculum of the school you plan to attend for specific details regarding these electives.
  2. Check the curriculum of the school you plan to attend to determine what this elective should be.
  3. Students intending to transfer to UMass should take   and  .

Program Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Matt Pszeniczny Laboratory Technician II 17/525 413-755-4727 pszeniczny@stcc.edu
Mark Wells Professor 17/329 413-755-4805 mwells@stcc.edu
Ching Yim Faculty 17/341 413-755-5620 ckyim@stcc.edu
Zahi Haddad Professor/Chair Science Transfer 17/309 413-755-4679 ZHaddad@stcc.edu

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