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Chemistry, Science Transfer Pattern


Important Information

Short Description

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Chemistry. Chemistry is the study of the composition, properties, and activity of organic and inorganic substances and various forms of matter.

Type of Credential

Associate of Science (A.S.) in Science
Transfer Pattern - Chemistry

Program Code

P 135

Contacts and Additional Information

Coordinators for Physical Sciences:

Catonsville Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Erica DiCara
443-840-4119 or

Dundalk Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Robin Minor
443-840-3756 or

Essex Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Beth Shrader
443-840-2680 or

Science Department Chair (all campuses): year-round
Christine DeStefano
443-840-2673 or

Assistant Dean for Science (all campuses): year-round
David O’Neill
443-840-2663 or

Additional Information:

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education courses .

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Courses Needed for This Transfer Pattern*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 30 Credits

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One course must be a Diversity Course. 

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology: CSIT 101  or CSIT 111  3 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 27 Credits

Program Electives:

  • Program Elective (courses should be selected to meet transfer institution requirements) 3 Credit(s).

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**In order to take CHEM 131 , students must have done one of the following:

  • Completed CHEM 107  and CHEM 108  with a grade of C or better, OR
  • Passed the Chemistry placement exam and completed or tested out of (ENGL 052 and RDNG 052) or ACLT 052, and MATH 083, OR
  • Received permission from the Physical Sciences department chair.

***In order to take PHYS 151 , students must have completed MATH 251  with a C or higher and done one of the following:

  • Completed high school Physics, OR
  • Completed PHYS 101  with a grade of C or better, OR
  • Received permission from the Physical Sciences department chair.

Transfer Pattern Description

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Chemistry. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. apply inorganic and organic chemical principles required for entry into science, engineering, and professional health programs, such as chemistry, biology, forensic science, environmental science, pharmacy school, dental school, dental hygiene program and nursing program, or for continuation at a four-year institution;
  2. name and write formulas for inorganic and organic compounds;
  3. predict outcomes of inorganic and organic reactions and write balanced chemical equations;
  4. perform chemical calculations such as those involved in stoichiometry, thermodynamics, titrations, chemical kinetics, and chemical equilibrium;
  5. utilize chemical terminology to explain, orally and in writing, the molecular perspective of inorganic and organic chemistry;
  6. predict the stereochemistry and structure of the products and mechanisms involved, resulting from selected organic reagents;
  7. use computers to gather and analyze data and/or to perform calculations;
  8. use laboratory equipment, instruments and chemicals appropriately and safely in both the inorganic and organic laboratories;
  9. use chemical data and scientific methods to solve problems involving chemical topics;
  10. make and record observations and accurate measurements in an investigative laboratory setting;
  11. communicate the results of laboratory investigations orally and in writing in a thorough and accurate manner;
  12. interpret infrared, uv-visible, nmr and mass spectra of organic compounds and assign structures to the compounds; and plan and conduct multistep syntheses, including separation, purification and characterization.