Life Sciences/Chemistry

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Life Sciences (Chemistry)

Credits required 60-65

Dean

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program Code:  LF

Concentration Code:  LFCH

Program Goals Statement

This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to 4-year institutions and major in Chemistry or related field.  Students graduating from Bristol Community College with an Associates in Science with Chemistry concentration will be qualified to get employed in a chemistry-related career. 

Program Information

  • This program is designed to prepare students for transfer to 4-year institutions to major in Chemistry or a chemistry-related field and will give them the necessary skill sets for employment as Associate Scientist I or Chemistry Laboratory Technicians.
  • Students take transferable General Studies courses (up to 24 credits), as well as Laboratory Intensive Science Elective courses in their area of interest.
  • After completion of the degree program, students will have a strong foundation in Chemistry that prepares them to be successful in their next program of study or career.

After BCC

  • With an Associates in Science - Life Science/Chemistry degree, students will be able to transfer to 4-year institutions with a solid background in Chemistry which allows them to take upper level chemistry classes at their next institutions.  Also, they will have completed at least 24 credits of General Studies requirements that should transfer to their new school.
  • Graduates will have the necessary skill sets to seek employment as Associate Scientist I or Chemistry Laboratory Technicians.
  • BCC participates in the Statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantees admission and credit transfer.

Degree Requirements

General Courses

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:19

Program Courses

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

CHM 114Fundamentals of Chemistry II

4 credits

CHM 220Introductory Analytical Chemistry

4 credits

CHM 225Biochemistry

4 credits

CHM 235Organic Chemistry I

4 credits

CHM 236Organic Chemistry II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:28

Math Courses - Choose 2 Sequential Courses

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

MTH 215Calculus II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Technical Literacy Elective - Choose one

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

CIS 111Introduction to Business Information Systems

3 credits

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Program Electives - Choose 7 or 9 Credits

BIO 122Fundamentals of Biological Science II

4 credits

BIO 127Introduction to Biotechniques

4 credits

BIO 240Cell Biology

4 credits

BIO 250Introduction to Immunology

4 credits

ENG 215Technical Writing

3 credits

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

MTH 215Calculus II

4 credits

PHY 211General Physics I

4 credits

PHY 212General Physics II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:35

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

Or

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

Or

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:22

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

CHM 114Fundamentals of Chemistry II

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

Or

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

Or

MTH 215Calculus II

4 credits

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:23-26

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

CHM 220Introductory Analytical Chemistry

4 credits

CHM 235Organic Chemistry I

4 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Program Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17-20

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

CHM 225Biochemistry

4 credits

CHM 236Organic Chemistry II

4 credits

Two Program Electives

Total Credit Hours:8
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