Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

Chemistry and Biochemistry Area of Concentration, Science AS: 412D


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: 412D

The chemistry and biochemistry program is designed to provide the first two years of courses necessary to obtain a chemistry or biochemistry baccalaureate degree from a four-year college or university. In addition to general and organic chemistry knowledge, students will be trained in data collection and analysis, and scientific communication. Through the laboratory portion of the program, students will reinforce their understanding and application of the theory learned in class, develop laboratory skills and techniques, and formulate conclusions based on observations. Students are strongly encouraged to work with an advisor in course selection as transfer requirements between four-year institutions may differ.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education course requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. The chemistry and biochemistry area of concentration is a transfer program that provides the first two years of courses necessary for a four-year baccalaureate degree in chemistry or biochemistry. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , or ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or choose program elective.

** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.

AA and AS programs require one global and cultural perspectives (GCP) General Education course.

‡ It is recommended that COMM 108  be taken as the HUMD distribution elective.

# Courses can be taken from the following program electives: CHEM 272  ***, ENES 206 , SCIR 297 , MATH 280 , MATH 282 , or BIOT, BIOL, PHYS, CMSC elective. Check transfer institution requirements when selecting program electives.

*** CHEM 272  strongly recommended for transfer to UMD.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


General Education Elective


Area of Concentration Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , or ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or choose program elective.

** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.

AA and AS programs require one global and cultural perspectives (GCP) General Education course.

‡ It is recommended that COMM 108  be taken as the HUMD distribution elective.

# Courses can be taken from the following program electives: CHEM 272  ***, ENES 206 , SCIR 297 , MATH 280 , MATH 282 , or BIOT, BIOL, PHYS, CMSC elective.  Check transfer institution requirements when selecting program electives.

*** CHEM 272  strongly recommended for transfer to UMD.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of general and organic chemistry to analyze data, draw conclusions, and solve problems.
  • Apply safe practices to execute laboratory techniques and use appropriate equipment and instrumentation to carry out experimental procedures.
  • Access scientific information using basic scientific references and literature and evaluate technical information critically.
  • Communicate scientific concepts, experimental results, and properly cited reference material in an ethical, clear, and organized manner.
  • Work effectively in groups, as leaders or team members, to solve problems and interact productively with a diverse group of peers.

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