Chemistry Math Concentration
Associate Degree Program
If you are interested in a career in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering, or other scientific fields, the Associate Degree in Chemistry Technology: Math Concentration is an excellent start. Completion of the degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and allows you to make a seamless transition into a four-year program at the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, or other senior institution.
If you are interested in immediate employment upon finishing your associate degree, you can work as a chemical technician in the chemistry, pharmaceutical, or engineering industries.
Knowledge of chemistry is critical in areas such as biology, chemical engineering, dentistry, forensic science, materials science, medicine, and pharmacy. If you are already working for an organization involved in any of these fields, an associate degree could provide you with opportunities for advancement.
This program is offered at the Stanton campus.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:
- A chemical technician in the chemistry, pharmaceutical, or engineering industries
- A junior chemistry major at a local university
What You Will Earn
A competitive starting salary of $26,000 - $32,000
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Apply knowledge of the theories and principles of chemistry.
- Follow safety procedures.
- Perform basic laboratory operations and techniques.
- Keep a laboratory notebook following standard laboratory practices and present data in an organized written format.
- Prepare common laboratory solutions.
- Prepare and purify samples using common techniques.
- Communicate in a professional manner.
- Analyze samples by common qualitative and quantitative techniques.
- Use and maintain common laboratory instruments and equipment.
- Apply differential and integral calculus in the solution of problems.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.
- Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
- Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
- Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
- Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
- Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.
PURSUING A BACHELOR’S DEGREE?
This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See an academic counselor for details!