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Study chemistry at JCC

Students can choose to earn the general Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Sciences degree or can choose to earn the degree with a track in chemistry (a SUNY Transfer Path). Students interested in pursuing this track should speak with an advisor or counselor to make sure the correct program is noted. This track must be completed on the Jamestown Campus.

JCC's chemistry curriculum focuses on aspects of preparatory, allied health, inorganic, and organic chemistry. Students develop the solid foundation of chemical knowledge and the problem solving skills necessary to enter the job market or to continue into a four-year degree program. Advanced study can lead to careers in chemistry, biotechnology, forensics, materials science, pharmacy, teaching, and medical technology.

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Minimum program credit hours: 60

Some courses need to be completed on the Jamestown Campus.

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
20 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3 HUMA H CWRT, VEDP
Social Sciences Electives

(up to 6 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific)

6 (X-X) S
MAT 1710: Calculus/Analytic Geometry I4 MATH N CMAT
MAT 1720: Calculus/Analytic Geometry II4 MATH N CMAT
Core Requirements
24 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
CHE 1550: College Chemistry I4 NSCI N SR, VEDP
CHE 1560: College Chemistry II4 NSCI N SR
CHE 2530: Organic Chemistry I4 N
CHE 2540: Organic Chemistry II4 N
PHY 1710: Analytical Physics I4 NSCI N SR
PHY 2710: Analytical Physics II4 NSCI N SR, VEDP
16 credit hours Degree Requirements Met

(up to 3 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific)

16 (X)
Important Points
  • A GPA of at least 2.0 in math/science coursework is required for graduation.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis. (SUNY Gen. Ed. outcome #1)
  2. Analyze ethical dilemmas raised by science and technology, attempt to identify personal values that affect how one thinks about these dilemmas, and consider diverse perspectives in the process.
  3. Demonstrate application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences. (SUNY Gen. Ed. Outcome #2)
  4. Demonstrate the ability to create, interpret, and analyze graphs and charts that communicate quantitative or relational information.
  5. Show competence in the following quantitative reasoning skills and be able to :
    1. Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally.
    3. Use arithmetical, algebraic, geometric, and statistical methods to solve problems.
    4. Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness, determine alternatives, and select optimal results.
    5. Recognize the limits of mathematical and statistical methods. (SUNY Gen. Ed. outcome: Mathematics)
  6. Use computer (or other appropriate) technology to collect data; use computer (or other appropriate) technology to represent data; use computer (or other appropriate) technology to analyze data and /or to solve numerical or conceptual problems.