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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.

Knowledge of chemistry is essential for many important areas of life, which includes pharmaceuticals, plastics and other polymers, material composites, electronics, fuels, batteries, food additives, etc. Chemistry is essential in studying atmospheric science, medical science, pollution control, genetics, and new materials applications.

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.

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 (AS) Degree Plan