Associate of Science

Associate of Science in Chemistry

Associate of Science in Chemistry
The Chemistry degree information on this page is provided for those students who have declared Chemistry as their major prior to Fall 2021. No new Chemistry majors are accepted into this program beginning in Fall 2021, as the program will be terminated effective Spring 2023. This information is provided to inform already-enrolled Chemistry majors how to finish their degree before Spring 2023. Current majors should contact their advisor to plan their course work toward degree completion or transfer possibilities.

Why East Georgia?

East Georgia State College is dedicated to serving students who are just like you – people who want and deserve a great start toward a future with promise. Whether you are a new high school graduate, a transfer student, or a returning learner ready for a new career, you will find a safe, convenient campus, ample parking, and classes that are accessible in the day or evening. East Georgia State College is an affordable way to begin your studies, with reasonable tuition and fee prices and generous financial aid available. Best of all, classes are small, so you will get to know the faculty – whose professional credentials and commitment to students are equally impressive – and they will know you.

Where Will You Go From Here?

Most students who study chemistry transfer to complete their four- year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work as teachers, nurses, pharmacists, physician’s assistants, physicians, researchers, engineers, radiologists, nutritionists, or in industry or government agencies such as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Food and Drug Administration. EGSC students with an Associate of Science degree in Chemistry have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Augusta University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • University of Georgia
Associate of Science in Chemistry

Chemistry is a very central science. For this reason, chemistry is an excellent choice to include as a double major with another subject. Students majoring in biology, nursing or engineering often choose chemistry as another major. Education majors who would like to teach science find chemistry to be an excellent double major. Those interested in criminal justice may also take chemistry as a double major due to its importance in forensics. Business majors with an interest in science have taken chemistry as another major with the plan of working for a chemical company in the future. Students headed for professional programs in pharmacy, dentistry or medicine, also see chemistry as an attractive option and foundation for these professions.

Dr. Paul Cerpovicz

Professor of Chemistry

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
21 Hours
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 2411 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 2412 Organic Chemistry II 4
Choose Two:
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
MATH 2012 Calculus II 4
PHYS 2211 Physics I: Classical Mechanics 4
PHYS 2212 Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, Optics 4
Carryover from Area D
1 hour

NOTE: To carryover an hour from Area D, students should take MATH 1113, Pre-Calculus, in Area A as a pre-requisite to MATH 1540, Calculus I for the math requirement in Area D. A strong high school background in mathematics and sufficient aptitude are necessary to follow this path. Otherwise, the students should be encouraged to take MATH 1111 before attempting MATH 1113 which results in additional hours.

Total Semester Hours: 67

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