Chemistry – SWCC Math & Science Department
Chemistry is fun and versatile!
Chemistry opens up career options. A major in chemistry can all start at SWCC with an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in Science. After completion of the two year basic science degree, students transfer to a four year school.
Students declare a chemistry major their junior year which will be the first year at the four year school. At the four year school students will have a number of different chemistry courses to choose from to continue their studies in chemistry.
At the transfer institution students will be assigned an adviser who will guide them to the course work in chemistry and other courses needed to successfully complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry.
Chemistry Professor and Advisor
Annette Lockhart firstname.lastname@example.org Science advisor – Chemistry
Course formats are varied – hybrid, in class and online
Course Descriptions for Chemistry here
Why major in Chemistry?
The business of chemistry in the USA directly generates approximately 1 million jobs. Millions more are created and supported by the industries that base their own production off of chemistry products.
In the USA nearly 37 million jobs (or 26% of total U.S. employment) are in industries that depend on chemistry products. Just a few of these include: farming, construction, plastics manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, dry cleaning services, building services, health care, food chemistry, forensics, environmental monitoring equipment and services, etc. (http://www.americanchemistry.com).
How to get started towards a Science degree
To get started on your degree in Science at SWCC you must be ready to enroll in MTH 163.
The foundation course for your degree is general chemistry (CHM 111 and 112).
To take general chemistry the student must take MTH 163 prior to enrolling in it or enroll in MTH 163 and CHM 111 together.
As a chemistry major you will need to take MTH 173 and MTH 174 for advanced chemistry classes at the transfer institution.
The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in Science curriculum is adaptable to each student’s specific needs. To enroll in these classes math scores and previous math courses taken must be available to the college and your adviser.
Make an appointment with your advisor and keep the appointment. Students can contact Professor Lockhart by email (see above). She will make sure you are started on the right track. This is the most important step you can take in getting started.
Career options in chemistry and associated careers
As you review the list below you will see chemistry provides a huge employment outlet. To find out the what, how and pay of careers listed below use the occupational Bureau of Labor Statistics Outlook Handbook
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