SLCC General Catalog

Chemistry/Physical Science AS

Associate of Science (AS)
64 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Chemistry Department offers a program leading to an Associate of Science degree. Required courses and laboratory instruction in this program provides the student the first two years of chemistry and related courses required for admission to baccalaureate major programs. Program also provides a solid foundation in chemistry necessary for admission to professional programs and for employment in chemistry-related areas.

Chemistry is also a discipline essential to training for many pre-professional fields as well as health sciences. All classes are transferable to other schools in the state system of higher education and most other universities and colleges.

Chemistry classes are offered at four levels:

  1. General one-semester survey class; fulfills General Education requirements for non-technical students;
  2. A two-semester health science series of inorganic, organic and biochemistry;
  3. A two-semester series of pre-engineering/pre-professional general inorganic chemistry;
  4. A two-semester series of organic chemistry.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1210

Calculus I

4

A

Within the last year, MATH 1060 or MATH 1080 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN Or Depth) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Required Courses: (29 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CHEM 1210

Gen Chem I

4

F, Sp

Math 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score.  Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

Gen Chem Lab I

1

F, Sp

Math 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score.  Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215

CHEM 1220

Gen Chem II

4

Sp, Su

CHEM 1210. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1225

CHEM 1225

Gen Chem Lab II

1

Sp, Su

CHEM 1210. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1220

CHEM 2310

Organic Chem I

4

F, Sp

CHEM 1220 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2315

CHEM 2315

Organic Chem Lab I

1

F, Sp

CHEM 1220 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2310

CHEM 2320

Organic Chem II

4

Sp, Su

CHEM 2310 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2325

CHEM 2325

Organic Chem Lab II

1

Sp, Su

CHEM 2310 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2320

MATH 1220

Calculus II

4

A

Within the last year Math 1210 w/C grade or better

Complete One Of The Physics:

PHYS 2010

College Physics I

4

A

MATH 1060 or 1080. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2015

PHYS 2015

College Physics Lab I

1

A

MATH 1060 or 1080. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2010

OR

 

 

 

PHYS 2210

Physics Sci & Engr I

4

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2215

PHYS 2215

Physics Sci & Engr Lab I

1

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2210

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  CHEM 1210

4

  CHEM 1220

4

  CHEM 1215

1

  CHEM 1225

1

  ENGL 1010

3

  ENGL 2010

3

  MATH 1210

4

  MATH 1220

4

  Student Choice

3

  AI

3

  LW

1

 

 

Total

16

Total

15

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  CHEM 2310

4

  CHEM 2320

4

  CHEM 2315

1

  CHEM 2325

1

  PHYS 2010

4

  Distribution (4)

12

  PHYS 2015

1

 

 

  Distribution (2)

6

 

 

Total

16

Total

17

Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first-semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. For students majoring in chemistry, Calculus I is considered the entry-level math class.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.

Semesters in which courses are taught are listed below. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment.

Departmental Offerings

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CHEM 1010

Intro Chemistry

3

A

 

CHEM 1100

Prep Chemistry

3

A

 

CHEM 1110

Elem Chemistry

4

A

MATH 1010 or appropriate Accuplacer score (MATH 1020 for Nursing). Recommended Coreq: CHEM 1115

CHEM 1115

Elem Chem Lab

1

A

MATH 1010 or appropriate Accuplacer score (MATH 1020 for Nursing). Recommended Coreq: CHEM 1110

CHEM 1120

Elem Bioorg

4

A

CHEM 1110. Recommended Coreq: CHEM 1125

CHEM 1125

Elem Bioorg Chem Lb

1

A

CHEM 1110. Recommended Coreq: CHEM 1120

CHEM 1210

Gen Chem I

4

F,Sp

Math 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score.  Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

Gen Chem Lab I

1

F,Sp

Math 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score.  Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215

CHEM 1220

Gen Chem II

4

Sp,Su

CHEM 1210. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1225

CHEM 1225

Gen Chem Lab II

1

Sp,Su

CHEM 1210. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1220

CHEM 2000

Chemistry CO-OP

2-4

A

Departmental approval

CHEM 2310

Organic Chem I

4

F,Sp

CHEM 1220 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2315

CHEM 2315

Organic Chem Lab I

1

F,Sp

CHEM 1220 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2310

CHEM 2320

Organic Chem II

4

Sp,Su

CHEM 2310 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2325

CHEM 2325

Organic Chem Lab II

1

Sp,Su

CHEM 2310 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2320

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically
  5. Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of basic chemical concepts such as IUPAC nomenclature of small inorganic compounds, balancing chemical equations,  stoichiometry, states of matter and changes of state, gas chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, thermodynamics, equilibrium, kinetics, and electrochemistry.
  • demonstrate recall and understanding of fundamental concepts, exhibit quantitative problem solving skills, correctly interpret provided data, and apply mathematical skills.

 

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of families of organic compounds including saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, aromatic compounds, alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, and amines.
  • demonstrate an understanding of stereochemistry.
  • evaluate and interpret spectroscopic data as it pertains to the study of organic compounds.
  • demonstrate the ability to correctly apply the rules of IUPAC nomenclature, correlate relationships between the physical properties and chemical reactivities of organic compounds with molecular structure and intermolecular forces, and predict the outcomes of organic reactions.

 

Students will:

  • demonstrate competence in basic laboratory skills including laboratory safety and hazardous waste disposal, safe handling and manipulation of chemicals, keeping a laboratory notebook, observation of physical and chemical properties, data analysis, and basic report writing.
  • demonstrate the ability to make chemical measurements using electronic balances and volumetric glassware and fundamental chemical instrumentation such as pH meters and UV/vis spectrophotometers, and to correctly record and interpret the data.
  • demonstrate the ability to make chemical measurements using advanced chemical instrumentation such as FTIR and GC/MS, and to correctly record and interpret the data.
  • learn to collaborate with others in the design of chemical experiments, data collection and analysis, and report writing.

 

Students will:

  • participate in the design and implementation of advanced chemical research.
  • demonstrate a familiarity with chemical literature
  • work collaboratively in data collection, analysis, and report writing.
  • present the results of their research at a national meeting of the American Chemical Society and/or publish their results in a recognized peer-reviewed journal.

 

Department Contact Info

Division of Natural Sciences

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 341
801-957-4944

General Information
801-957-4073

Chemistry Department

Academic Advising
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 209
801-957-4858

Program Faculty

Professor
Neil Bastion

Assistant Professors
Luther Gidding
Ron Valcarce