Chemistry Degree & Transfer Pathway
The Chemistry Transfer Pathway Associate of Science (AS) degree program offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Chemistry bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.
Minnesota State Transfer Pathways offer students curriculum that is designed to fully transfer to a parallel program at one of seven universities in the Minnesota State system:
- Bemidji State University (TBD)
- Metropolitan State University: Chemistry, Bachelor of Science degree
- Minnesota State University, Mankato: Chemistry, Bachelor of Science degree (ACS Approved)
- Minnesota State University, Moorhead (TBD)
- Southwest Minnesota State University: Chemistry, Bachelor of Arts degree
- St. Cloud State University: Chemistry, Bachelor of Science degree (ACS Approved)
- Winona State University (TBD)
By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning goals:
- Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of experimental and theoretical chemistry;
- Explain and apply skills in analytical thinking and problem solving, and apply scientific methods to experimental data;
- Demonstrate skills in laboratory operations including making accurate and precise measurements, preparing solutions, operating instrumentation, experimental design, and the interpretation and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data and results;
- Communicate their own data and analysis in oral and written communications that uses tables and graphs, describe detailed experimental procedures, and clearly explain conclusions, in order to create clear and compelling papers, posters, or presentations;
- Work both independently and collaboratively in the classroom and in the laboratory; and
- Apply learned concepts to everyday situations and experiences, and critically evaluate contributions to science reported in the media; identify valid approaches to scientific problem solving and reporting.
- A minimum of 60 semester credits in courses numbered 1000 or above.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
- Some students may need preparatory courses in the areas of English, mathematics or reading. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward this degree.
- Satisfy residency requirements.
- A minimum grade of C must be earned in all program requirements.
- Completion of specific degree requirements.
- To receive your diploma, you must apply to graduate.
- The requirements of this program are subject to change without notice.
CHEM 1061* Principles of Chemistry I 4 CHEM 1062* Principles of Chemistry II 4 CHEM 2061* Organic Chemistry I 5 CHEM 2062* Organic Chemistry II 5 MATH 1400* Calculus I 5 MATH 1401* Calculus II 5 PHYS 1327* College Physics I 6 PHYS 1328* College Physics II 6
Complete at least 20 credits in courses from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), including all courses listed. You must complete at least one course in six of the 10 goal areas. One course may satisfy more than one goal, but the course credits may only be counted once.
1. Communication ENGL 1120* OR ENGL 1121* 4 CMST 1110 OR CMST 2215 OR CMST 2220 3 2. Critical Thinking (met by ENGL 1120, or ENGL 1121, CHEM 1061 or CHEM 1062) 3. Natural Science CHEM 1061* 4 CHEM 1062* 4 PHYS 1327* 6 PHYS 1328* 6 4. Mathematical/Logical Reasoning MATH 1400 5 MATH 1401 5 Choose courses from at least two of the following areas, totaling 13 credits: 5. History/Social/Behavioral Sciences 6. Humanities/Fine Art 7. Human Diversity 8. Global Perspective 9. Ethical/Civic Responsibility 10. People and the Environment
The following two-year Pathway Plan is suggested for full-time students. Part-time students will need more time to complete this pathway. For assistance with pathway planning, students should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. See also the college catalog Appendix for course offering information.
Semester One Semester Two CHEM 1061 4 CHEM 2061 5 ENGL 1120 OR ENGL 1121 4 PHYS 1327 6 MATH 1400 5 General Ed/MnTC 3 General Ed/MnTC 3 TOTAL 16 TOTAL 15
Semester Three Semester Four CHEM 2061 5 CHEM 2062 5 PHYS 1327 6 PHYS 1328 6 General Ed/MnTC 3 Gen. Ed./MnTC 4 TOTAL 14 TOTAL 15