May 20, 2024  
Transfer Course Guide 
Transfer Course Guide

Associate of Science - BS Chemistry

SC Technical College System Transfer

Chemistry, also known as the central science, is the study of everything around us, the changes that they undergo, and man’s interaction with the environment. Knowledge of the principles of chemistry can facilitate understanding of other sciences, including physics, biology, geology, astronomy, oceanography, engineering, and medicine. What is unique about a chemistry degree is that graduates can move to other areas of science such as biochemistry, biology, clinical laboratory sciences, geology, forensic sciences, environmental sciences, engineering and medicine very easily for post graduate studies. Chemistry graduates can do anything from Pharmacy, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical engineering, Polymer Engineering, Materials Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Drug production (Medicinal Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry), Food technology, textile Technology, etc. This major is open to whoever is interested in an exciting, dynamic, and challenging research career involving problem solving in industries and government agencies (EPA, FBI, NIH, DOE, DOH, DHS, NSF) and national/educational research facilities.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing these majors or degrees will:

  • be expected to approach current ethical issues from a biblical perspective.
  • be able to comprehend, explain, and analyze chemical phenomena at the subatomic, atomic, and molecular levels related to inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, and utilize appropriate chemical analysis techniques and standard laboratory equipment.
  • be able to locate, comprehend, and communicate about scientific literature, and present literature and laboratory findings in oral and written form.
  • demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the use and structure of the periodic table, the ability to balance chemical equations, the ability to use stoichiometric relationships in chemical equations, to use chromatography, titrate a solution, use an electronic balance, pipet properly and identify unknowns.
  • understand the basics of phase change thermodynamics, be able to discuss and analyze energy transfer in a chemical reaction, and demonstrate the principles behind qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • be able to recognize the major functional groups, be able to demonstrate the use of the IUPAC rules for nomenclature of organic compounds, and possess the ability to interpret mass spectrometry spectra and proton NMR spectra of relatively simple compounds, use UV to NIR spectrophotometers, chromatography techniques, and electrophoresis properly.
    • be able to recognize, produce, and solve linear and quadratic equations, slopes and intercepts, and apply these concepts to chemical phenomena. They should be able to relate first and second derivatives to spectral interpretation and should understand the meaning and use of integrals of two and three dimensional representations.
      Chemistry BS Requirements with Associate in Science Equivalencies

      Gen Education Requirements with Technical College Equivalencies  (40-44 Hours)

      Specified Core Curriculum

      Students earning a bachelor’s degree must complete all Core Curriculum requirements.  The following specific core curriculum courses are required.

      SWU Specified Core Curriculum Requirements Equivalent Technical College Courses
      CHEM 1114   General Chemistry CHM 101 General Chemistry I
      MATH 2504   Calculus I MAT 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I


      Major Courses (55-58 Hours)

      SWU Major Requirements Equivalent Technical College Courses
      CHEM 1124   General Chemistry II CHM 102 General Chemistry II
      CHEM 2504   Organic Chemistry I CHM 211 Organic Chemistry I
      CHEM 2514   Organic Chemistry II CHM 212 Organic Chemistry II
      CHEM 3404   Inorganic Analysis No equivalent course
      CHEM 3414   Organic Analysis No equivalent course
      CHEM 3254   Biochemistry No equivalent course
      CHEM 3454   Physical Chemistry I No equivalent course
      CHEM 3464   Physical Chemistry II No equivalent course
      PHYS 2044   Physics I PHY 201 Physics I
      PHYS 2054   Physics II PHY 202 Physics II
      MATH 2514   Calculus II MAT 141 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II
      MATH 3524   Calculus III MAT 240 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III
      SEMR 2021   Natural Science Cornerstone Seminar No equivalent course
      SEMR 2051   Scientific Literacy No equivalent course
      SEMR 4501   Natural Science Capstone Seminar No equivalent course
      Advisor approved computer course beyond CPSC 1103   Advisor approved computer course beyond CPT 101 or CPT 170
      Choose one of the following:  
      CHEM 4000  Chemistry Studies No equivalent course
      CHEM 4900   Independent Study No equivalent course


      Electives   (18-25 Hours)

      In addition to core curriculum/general education requirements (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree.  A minimum of 120 credit hours is rquired for most bachelor’s degrees, including elective coursework.  Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area.

Total (120 Hours)

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