Math & Science: Chemistry (Liberal Arts & Sciences) (A.S.)

Study chemistry at JCC

The Math and Science degree with a chemistry concentration at Jamestown Community College prepares you to transfer and continue your studies to earn your bachelor’s degree. You can pursue careers in fields such as cheminformatics, chemical engineering, crystallography, toxicology, public health, water chemistry, law and policy, and forensic chemistry. The chemistry track also supports students who are pre-med, pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, or pre-veterinary.

While at JCC, you’ll work closely with your advisor to choose your courses and prepare for transferring after graduation. The chemistry concentration’s flexibility lets you tailor your education to your specific field of study, transfer school, and career goals. The concentration is a SUNY Transfer Path, which can help you identify core coursework for transfer to four-year SUNY schools.

2020 median pay for life, physical, and social science occupations: $69,760/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Where You Can Work
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Government
  • Education
  • Consulting
Career Fields
  • Research and development
  • Chemical health and safety
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Public information, outreach, and policy

Math & science skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create, interpret, and analyze graphs and charts that communicate quantitative or relational information.
  • Show competence in the following quantitative reasoning skills and be able to:
    • Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics.
    • Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally.
    • Use arithmetical, algebraic, geometric, and statistical methods to solve problems.
    • Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness, determine alternatives, and select optimal results.
    • Recognize the limits of mathematical and statistical methods.
  • 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.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CHE 1550: College Chemistry I

4
SUNY: Natural Sciences

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

MAT 1710: Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

4
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1510: Human Evolution and Prehistory or

ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology

3
SUNY: Other World Civilizations SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Global Perspectives JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

 INT 1555: Inquire

2
  • Check with the financial aid office about credit load, aid eligibility, and Excelsior scholarship. Students must carry 30+ credits in first year to maintain Excelsior scholarship.
  • Register for CHE review course.
  • Research transfer school requirements for assistance in elective selection.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CHE 1560: College Chemistry II

4
SUNY: Natural Sciences

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

MAT 1720: Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

4
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

PHY 1710: Analytical Physics I

4
SUNY: Natural Sciences
  • Students must carry 30+ credits in first year to maintain Excelsior scholarship.
  • Register for CHE and PHY review courses.

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CHE 2530: Organic Chemistry I

4

Social Sciences Elective*

Recommended:

PSY 1510: General Psychology or

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology

3
SUNY: Social Sciences

MAT 2650: Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

3
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

Elective

4
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.
  • Students must carry 30+ credits in first year to maintain Excelsior scholarship.
  • Discuss transfer plans with your advisor. Students should research their transfer school requirements for assistance in elective selection.
  • Register for CHE review course.

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CHE 2540: Organic Chemistry II

4

PHY 2710: Analytical Physics II

4
SUNY: Natural Sciences

Elective

Choose a course that provides an opportunity to apply what you have learned

3

Elective

Choose a course that emphasizes values and ethics

3
JCC:Values and Ethics
  • Students must carry 30+ credits in first year to maintain Excelsior scholarship.
  • Work with the Counseling and Career Center for job search (if applicable).
  • Register for CHE and PHY review courses.
  • Complete graduation application prior to the start of this semester.