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Chemistry - Associate in Science (414)

Associate in Science (414)

Bachelor’s programs in chemistry are built on an in-depth foundation of sequential coursework in science and math, while upper-division coursework provides the preparation necessary for graduate studies and/or work in industry. Multiple tracks are often available. For example, some institutions offer a specialty in biochemistry or certification for high school teaching. To transfer as a junior into a bachelor’s chemistry program, students must complete 64 semester credits, including all of the essential prerequisite courses below. Students should be aware that because of differences among schools in the number of credits for which various courses are offered and the possible need for prerequisite courses, it may be difficult to complete an Associate in Science degree without taking more credits than will be accepted in transfer.

Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution’s catalog or department advisor and an SVCC counselor or academic advisor in planning their program.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College

Counseling Office, 815/835-6354;
David Edelbach, Associate Professor of Chemistry, 815/835-6364;

Chemistry - IAI Recommended Baccalaureate Curriculum

Suggested Program

First Semester - Sem/Hrs: 17

  • Life Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Personal Development 1 Semester hour(s)

  • CHE 105 - General Chemistry I 5 Semester hour(s)
  • ENG 101 - Composition I 3 Semester hour(s)
  • FYE 101 - First Year Experience 1 Semester hour(s)
  • MAT 203 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 Semester hour(s)

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 18
  • Personal Development 1 Semester hour(s)

  • CHE 106 - General Chemistry II 5 Semester hour(s)
  • ENG 103 - Composition II 3 Semester hour(s)
  • MAT 204 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4 Semester hour(s)
  • PHY 211 - Engineering Physics I 5 Semester hour(s)

Third Semester - Sem/Hrs: 19
  • Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Humanities 3 Semester hour(s)

  • CHE 201 - Organic Chemistry I 5 Semester hour(s)
  • PHY 212 - Engineering Physics II 5 Semester hour(s)

Fourth Semester - Sem/Hrs: 18
  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Social Behavioral Science 6 Semester hour(s)
  • Personal Development 1 Semester hour(s)

  • CHE 202 - Organic Chemistry II 5 Semester hour(s)
  • SPE 131 - Introduction to Oral Communication 3 Semester hour(s)

Total Credits: 72


Students are strongly encouraged to complete a third semester of calculus (MAT 205) prior to transfer. Students are also encouraged to complete a third semester of engineering physics (PHY 213).

A grade of C" or better may be required for chemistry mathematics and engineering science courses to transfer.

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