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Chem­is­try is the study of mat­ter and the chan­ges it under­goes. Chem­is­try is called the cen­tral sci­ence be­cause a basic know­ledge of chem­is­try is es­sen­tial in many sci­en­ti­fic fields, including biology, physics, geo­logy, engin­eer­ing, and mat­erial science.

The Lee College chem­istry program has the goal of pro­viding training and know­ledge in funda­mental chemis­try principles, critical thinking using those funda­mentals, analy­tical chem­istry tech­niques, and a tho­rough know­ledge of org­anic chemis­try funda­mentals.

Be­cause of its cen­tral role in sci­ence, many stud­ents take chemis­try courses as part of another degree plan. The courses are designed to give stu­dents the basic lan­guage of chemis­try to help them succeed in future course work.

Many careers require education beyond the associate degree. Students should work with their advisor to tailor course selections to align with their chosen transfer university. The transfer plan on this page shows a tailored example for a university commonly chosen by Lee College students. However, students may choose to continue their education at any university.

What Will I Learn?
An associate of science in chemistry from Lee College is a great first step toward a bachelor of science in a related field. Graduates of the program are qualified to work in entry-level chemistry professions or use it to supplement their current career in industry. Students will gain a basic understanding and appreciation of nature, critical thinking, and problem-solving appropriate for a profession in chemistry and related disciplines. Entry prerequisites for this degree program are MATH 1314 or equivalent, and MATH 2412 or equivalent.
What Can I Do with This Course of Study?
Degrees and Certificates
Chemistry UHCL Transfer Plan