Concentration in Chemistry (AST1)(Plan code: LRST1AS, Subplan Code: CHEMISTRY)

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General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL& 101English Composition I5
Quantitative Skills
MATH& 151Calculus I 15
MATH& 152Calculus II5
Health & Physical Education3
Course Options
Humanities (HA)(HB) & Social Sciences (SS) Courses 2
Humanities (HA) Courses5
Social Sciences (SS) Course5
Select an additional five credits/units from Humanities (HA) or (HB) or Social Science (SS) course5
Pre-Major Program Requirements
CHEM& 141
CHEM& 151
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM& 142
CHEM& 152
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM& 143
CHEM& 153
General Chemistry III
and General Chemistry Laboratory III
PHYS& 241
PHYS& 231
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Phys Lab I
PHYS& 242
PHYS& 232
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Phys Lab II
PHYS& 243
PHYS& 233
Engineering Physics III
and Engineering Phys Lab III
Science Electives
CHEM& 241
CHEM& 251
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM& 242
CHEM& 252
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM& 243
CHEM& 253
Organic Chemistry III
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory III
Additional Math Course
MATH& 153Calculus III5
or MATH& 146 Introduction to Stat
Other Electives
Select one from the following:5
English Composition II (5 credits/units)
Technical Writing (5 credits/units)
College Algebra (5 credits/units)
Differential Equations (5 credits/units)
Calculus IV (5 credits/units)
Foreign Language 3
Total Credits/Units90

Calculus I (MATH& 151) requires the successful completion of both Trigonometry (MATH 103) and College Algebra (MATH 110/MATH 111), or recommending score on an approved placement test prior to registration. 


CMST& 230 would count as a social science; otherwise, the third course needs to be a social science.


Please check with the transfer institution regarding world language requirements.

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills.(GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Apply scientific methodologies to develop and answer questions about the natural world.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the derivative as an instantaneous rate of change and the definite integral as a limit of a sum.
  • Analyze and solve multi-step problems using techniques through single-variable calculus.
  • Acquire scientific information from appropriate sources to analyze issues, claims or situations.

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