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2024 - 2025 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2024 - 2025 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog

Chemistry Transfer Major, AS

Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges

Chemistry is the scientific study of matter, its properties and composition, and the laws that govern the formation of matter. The transfer major in Chemistry has been designed to provide a broad education with an emphasis in chemistry and mathematics. This program is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution with a major in Chemistry or a related field.

Transfer Institutions: Iowa State University, State University of Iowa, Northern Iowa University, Clarke University, Mount Mercy University, St. Ambrose University, and University of Dubuque. Some of these institutions may have additional requirements. Please see your advisor for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Chemistry Transfer Major program, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate scientific information to make informed decisions.
  2. Explain terms, concepts, processes, and systems in general and organic chemistry.
  3. Solve quantitative chemistry problems.
  4. Demonstrate laboratory skills and techniques of handling chemical equipment and compounds.
  5. Explain how chemical structure determines compound properties.
  6. Analyze structure and composition of matter.
  7. Utilize scientific methods to analyze and interpret data.
  8. Interpret results of laboratory experiments.

Plan of Study

Discipline Requirements

Take the following courses:

Discipline relevant courses required for Transfer Major

General Education Requirements

Communications (9 credits required)

SPC-112 is recommended for the Chemistry Transfer Major.

Select a Composition I course (3 credits)

Select a Composition II course (3 credits)

Select a Speech course (3 credits)

Arts and Humanities (6 credits required)

Select one course from any two of the following categories.

Select a Humanities course (3 credits)

Select a Fine Arts course (3 credits)

Cultural Historical Perspectives (3 credits)

Social Sciences (3 credits required)

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Math and Science requirements are met through the discipline requirements for the Chemistry Transfer Major.

Computer Skills (3 credits required)

Students may choose to demonstrate computer skills proficiency by exam and complete an elective in lieu of a computer skills course.

Select a Computer Skills course (3 credits)

Electives (up to 12 credits required)

PHY-212/222 is recommended for students transferring to Iowa State University and for those students intending to receive a B.S. degree from University of Northern Iowa. 

PHY-162/172 or PHY-212/222 is recommended for students transferring to State University of Iowa and for those students intending to receive a B.A. degree from University of Northern Iowa.

Students choose electives according to their needs and interests and the requirements of their intended transfer college to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate of Science degree. While electives generally are chosen from any Arts and Science course numbered above 100, a maximum of 4 credit hours in SDV courses and 16 credit hours in career technical courses may be applied toward an AS. 

Chemistry Transfer Major, AS: 62 credits total

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.