Chemistry

Chemistry Associate in Science Degree for UC Transfer 2020-2021

(Major C.6400.UCTP)

An Associate in Science in Chemistry for UC Transfer is designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a UC campus. An Associate in Science in Chemistry for UC Transfer develops a student’s ability to collect, record, organize, analyze, critically evaluate, and interpret chemical information and data. Within the program a student learns how to apply appropriate theories and techniques, to solve quantitative and qualitative problems. The program involves learning how to use computational and critical thinking skills, applying concept knowledge, and effectively communicating scientific information. These skills and this set of knowledge is valuable to a student transferring to a UC to major in chemistry. It also enhances a student’s preparation to go on to earn a graduate degree as well as a wide range of rewarding careers.

Major requirements (72 Units)
A cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better is required for All UC transferable coursework


Required Core

Select from the following:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
CHEM 1A
&
CHEM 1B
General Chemistry (5)
&
General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (5)
10 CHEM 120S
CHEM28A &
CHEM29A
and
CHEM28B &
CHEM29B
Organic Chemistry I (3) &
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2)
and
Organic Chemistry II (3) &
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2)
10 CHEM 160S
PHYS 4A
and
PHYS 4B
and
PHYS 4C
Physics for Scientists and Engineers
and
Physics for Scientists and Engineers
and
Physics for Scientists and Engineers
12 PHYS 200S
or
PHYS 205&
PHYS 210&
PHYS 215&
MATH 5A Math Analysis I 5 MATH 210, 211 or 900S
MATH 5B Math Analysis II 4 MATH 220 or 900S
MATH 6 Math Analysis III 5 MATH 230 or 900S
MATH 17 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 5

IGETC General Education Requirements

Take one course for each IGETC Area identified below: (refer to IGETC approved courses for Clovis Community College)

IGETC General Education Requirements:
IGETC Approved Course IGETC AREA
Take one course approved for IGETC Area 1A- Freshman Composition AREA 1A
Take one course approved for IGETC AREA 1B-Critical Thinking AREA 1B
Take one course approved for IGETC AREA 3-Arts or Humanities AREA 3
Take one course approved for IGETC AREA 4-Social and Behavioral Science AREA 4
Take one course approved for IGETC AREA 5B-Biological Science AREA 5B
Complete the following refer to IGETC AREA 6 Language other than English
** see IGETC information
AREA 6

*Please note that completing IGETC AREA(s) identified above presume completion of two courses in Area 3 and two courses in Area 4 after transfer to the University of California to complete an entire IGETC pattern. IGETC AREA(s) 2A and 5A, 5C completed in the required core.

Additional Information

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science in Chemistry for UC Transfer, students will be able to:

  1. Correctly communicate chemical compounds by writing appropriate nomenclature and formulas
  2. Accurately perform chemical calculations by applying math skills
  3. Collect, analyze, and interpret data in a chemistry laboratory setting and have reasonable conclusions

The primary goal of the Associate in Science in Chemistry for UC Transfer is to provide Clovis Community College students with a pathway to seamlessly transfer to a UC to complete a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related field of study.

  • Completion of the degree required CORE coursework and an additional one course for each IGETC AREA; 1A, 1B, 3, 4, 5B, and 6.
  • All UC transferable coursework completed with a cumulative GPA of 3.5.

  • The University of California will have a common understanding of the general education completed by the transfer student and will be responsible for the completion of the general education pattern after transfer.
  • Guaranteed admission is to the UC system, not an individual campus.

To see more information on this pathway go to UC Guaranteed Transfer Pathways in Chemistry and Physics

Faculty Advisor(s): Armstrong, Cao, Dormedy, Fleming, Shamp


2020-2021 Chemistry Associate in Science Degree for UC Transfer