Associate of Science Degree

Center for Health & Natural Science

Chemistry Designation

The Associate of Science degree with a designation in chemistry is a two-year program designed for you to graduate and transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

In this program, you will explore calculus, physics, chemistry, atoms, chemical bonds and learn how matter interacts with forces that give matter its basics. Career paths for chemistry degree holders include research, quality control, drug research, chemical engineering and national defense.


Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CHE 111 General College Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1 3 5
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 201 Calculus I: GT-MA1 2 5
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~ GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Second Semester
CHE 112 General College Chemistry II with Lab: GT-SC1 3 5
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 1 3
MAT 202 Calculus II: GT-MA1 5
Third Semester
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I with Lab 5
MAT 203 Calculus III: GT-MA1 4
PHY 211 Physics Calculus Based I with Lab: GT-SC1 5
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Archaeology: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Fourth Semester
CHE 212 Organic Chemistry II with Lab 5
PHY 212 Physics Calculus-Based II with Lab: GT-SC1 5
Choose One Elective 1
Independent Study  
Independent Study  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
U.S. History Since the Civil War: GT-HI1  
U.S. History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1  
Colorado History: GT-HI1  
 Total Credits60

NOTE: This statewide transfer articulation agreement in chemistry does not fulfill requirements for the GT Pathways general education curriculum or the Associate of Science degree prior to transfer; however, this agreement does guarantee a student, if admitted, junior standing and completion of the baccalaureate degree within an additional 60 semester hours at the receiving institution.

Completion of the receiving institution’s lower division general education requirements is fulfilled only under the condition that one GT Pathways-approved course in arts and humanities (AH1~AH4) and one GT Pathways-approved course in social and behavioral sciences (SS1, SS2, or SS3) are successfully completed at the receiving institution within the first 30 hours or 12 calendar months.

Students transferring to a four-year college/university under this chemistry agreement are encouraged to ‘reverse’ transfer the one GT Pathways course in arts and humanities and the one GT Pathways course in social and behavioral sciences (Note #2 above) back to their community college in order to complete the GT Pathways general education program and to earn their Associate of Science degree with a chemistry designation. Lecture and laboratory portions of organic chemistry, CHE 211 and 212, must not be taken in an online delivery format.

NOTE: The faculty at Community College of Denver have chosen course elective options for this program of study based on the skills students will need to be successful in this discipline. However, for a complete list of available course options, please go to the Colorado Department of Higher Education Transfer Degree Agreement for this program.