Take the first step toward a career as a pharmacist, chemical engineer, research scientist, toxicologist and more with an Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry.
Chemistry is the science of matter, dealing with the composition of substances and their properties along with their reactions. If you’ve ever wondered what Aspirin is made of, why leaves turn colour in the Fall, how a battery generates electricity, or what will happen to a substance if you heat it, freeze it or add another substance to it, Chemistry has got the answers.
In this program, you’ll study the structure of matter, the chemical properties of liquid and solids, the laws of thermodynamics, chemistry in environmental issues and much more. You’ll also learn why chemistry is important to understanding biology, geology, medicine, engineering and other sciences. And if you're not quite ready for college-level courses, we also offer an introductory chemistry course to help prepare you for further study.
Transfer your credits to university
An Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry can lead to a Major or Minor Bachelor of Science Degree program at a university. Many universities prefer candidates with an Associate Degree and will accept students at a lower grade point average. In most cases, this degree will allow you to transfer to the third year of a four-year bachelor’s degree program at other universities.
(Specializations will be noted on the transcript and will not be noted on the credential)
To complete an Associate of Science Degree with a Specialization in Chemistry, students must complete:
The following are the general requirements for an Associate of Science Degree at any B.C. college:
* English courses include courses in Communications, Creative Writing and Print Futures that transfer to one of the B.C. research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UVic or UNBC) as English credit.
** Arts courses are available in the Faculty of Languages, Literature, and Performing Arts, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Courses in Economics and Mathematics also may be used as Arts electives toward an Associate of Science Degree. Please see the Associate of Science Course Classifications table below for further information.
A course is defined by the subject for which it is granted transfer credit at one of the research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UNBC, or UVic).
For detailed information you should meet with an Academic Advisor.
Co-operative Education Option:
Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for a Co-operative Education designation. Co-operative Education involves alternating full-time academic and work terms. For information contact the Co-operative Education Office.
Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.