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Phone: 651-450-3000
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Chemistry

The Chemistry department offers specialized and general courses, all with laboratory, which meet requirements for two- and four-year degrees in the physical and life sciences, including nursing. Students interested in a major in chemistry, the sciences or engineering may wish to pursue either the A.S. degree in chemistry or the A.A. with emphasis in chemistry. Students are encouraged to consult with a counselor when selecting classes.

Degrees

A.S., Chemistry
A.A. with emphasis, Chemistry

A.S., Chemistry

Program Planning Guide a PDF document

Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor's degree program in chemistry, chemical engineering or pre-pharmacy.

Chemistry Curriculum (30 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
1,2Students may substitute PHYS 1041 to fulfill this requirement. Students should contact the college or university to which they plan to transfer.
2Students should contact the college or university to which they plan to transfer for additional math and physics requirements.
CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry I 5cr
CHEM 1062 Principles of Chemistry II 5cr
CHEM 2061 Organic Chemistry I 5cr
CHEM 2062 Organic Chemistry II 5cr
PHYS 1081 Calc-Based Physics I1,2 5cr
MATH 1133 Calculus I2 5cr
Total Credits: 30

Liberal Arts Curriculum (30 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
COMM 1100, 1110, 2230, or 2240 Communication 3cr
Multiple History/Social Science/Behavioral Science
(See Goal 5 of MnTC)
3cr
Multiple Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature
(See Goal 6 of MnTC)
3cr
Multiple Goals 7-10, any course 3cr
Multiple Liberal Arts Electives
(Restricted to MnTC courses)
14cr
Total Credits: 30

A.A. with emphasis, Chemistry

Program Planning Guide a PDF document

Purpose: To prepare students for transfer to a bachelor's degree program in chemistry, chemical engineering or pre-pharmacy.

Note: To earn the A.A. degree with emphasis, students will need to complete all requirements for a general A.A. degree, including the specific requirements of their chosen emphasis. Careful planning with an academic counselor is strongly advised to tailor any of the emphasis areas to meet the requirements of the student's chosen four-year college or university.

Chemistry Curriculum (18 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
CHEM 1062 Principles of Chemistry II 5cr
CHEM 2061 Organic Chemistry I 5cr
CHEM 2062 Organic Chemistry II 3cr
MATH 1133 Calculus I 5cr
Total Credits: 18

MnTC Curriculum (40 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
MnTC Goal 1 Communication 3 courses
Recommended: ENG 1108 & 1111; COMM 1110 or 1100
9cr
MnTC Goal 2 Critical Thinking 0 courses 0cr
MnTC Goal 3a Natural Science 1 course
Recommended: BIOL 1114 or BIOL 1116
2-3cr
MnTC Goal 3b Natural Science Required: CHEM 1061, 5cr & CHEM 2062, 2cr (3cr applied to emphasis above) 7cr
MnTC Goal 4 Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 1 course
Recommended: MATH 1127
3-5cr
MnTC Goal 5 History/Social Sciences/Behavioral Sciences 3 courses
Recommended: Choose courses satisfying 5/7, 5/8, 5/9 or 5/10
9cr
MnTC Goal 6 Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature 3 courses 7-8cr
MnTC Goal 7 Human Diversity 1 course (completed with recommendations)  
MnTC Goal 8 Global Perspective 1 course (completed with recommendations)  
MnTC Goal 9 Ethic and Civic Responsibility 1 course (completed with recommendations)  
MnTC Goal 10 People and the Environment 1 course (completed with recommendations)  
Total Credits: 40

Health and Physical Education, 2cr
Requires one credit of PE and one credit of HLTH.