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Chemistry Transfer Pathway Associate of Science Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: TPCH

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

The Chemistry Transfer Pathway AS degree is awarded for successful completion of 60 credits in science and liberal arts. It is designed to constitute the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.

Career Opportunities

Chemistry majors are curious, analytical and self-starting leaders. Upon completion of the Chemistry AS degree, students will have developed strong communication skills and grown in their scientific and mathematical reasoning skills as well as developed their ability to perform experiments in a hands-on environment. As graduates in Chemistry, students can choose a number of career options from technical scientific laboratory careers to education. Salaries will vary based on the chosen career path.

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply fundamentals of experimental chemistry in the laboratory environment.
  2. Apply fundamentals of theoretical chemistry in the classroom and laboratory environment.
  3. Solve chemistry related problems.
  4. Communicate scientific results effectively in oral and written formats.
  5. Evaluate chemistry related issues in society using scientific literature.

Program Faculty

Simran Chahal

Zubah Kpanaku

Travis Mills

Penny Starkey

Program Requirements

Subtotal: 28 Credits

General Education/MnTC Requirements

Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

  • Goal 1: Communication 9 Credits

    ENGL 1711 - Composition 1  4 Credits
    ENGL 1712 - Composition 2  2 Credits
    COMM 17XX - 3 Credits
  • Goal 3: Natural Science 0 Credits
    Met with courses from above.
  • Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 8 Credits

    MATH 2749 - Calculus 1   4 Credits
    MATH 2750 - Calculus 2  4 Credits
  • Goal 5: History, Social Science, and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits
  • Goal 6: Humanities & Fine Arts 3 Credits
  • Goals 1-10 of the MnTC 9 Credits
    Students must select a minimum of 9 additional credits such that courses from at least six (6) goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum are met.

General Education Requirements: 32 Credits

Course Sequence

This course sequence is recommended for a full-time student; however, this sequence is not required. Not all courses are offered each semester; a selection of courses is offered summer term. Students should consult with the Program Faculty each semester.

First Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Second Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Third Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Program Credits: 60

Information is subject to change.This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ on Reading Comprehension or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Adv. Algebra & Functions: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in MATH 0920  

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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