Chemistry Program at Miramar College

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The Chemistry Program fosters an understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry in a variety of applications: medicine, health-care products, energy, food production, body metabolism, structural materials, microelectronics, and the environment. Students learn how chemical knowledge is derived, theorized, and applied in solving problems in everyday life. Students perform experiments in a modern chemistry laboratory under the guidance of experienced faculty.

Program Goals and/or Outcomes

The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue a major in fields such as: (1) chemistry, biology, marine science, geology, physics, medicine, engineering, or technology; (2) paramedical or allied health science, including nursing, physical therapy, or nutrition; or (3) liberal arts. Courses will also meet general education requirements for both the two and four-year institutions.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program the students will:

  • Be competitive with other students upon transfer to a 4-year college/university or entrance to a professional school as a result of their studies in 200-level courses.
  • Successfully perform and communicate information related to experiments involving chemical equipment, measurement, and data collection.

Suggested Course Sequences

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

The following two-year course sequence is suggested for transfer to UCSD for a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Chemistry.  Note that prerequisites for courses are not included in this plan, and it is always advisable to meet with a counselor to ensure that you are meeting all current requirements.  Additionally, the course sequence below is very aggressive, and you may want to consider spreading out this plan over another year.

Year 1

Fall Units Spring Units Summer Units
Math 150 5.0 Math 151 4.0 Area 4 3.0
Chem 200 3.0 Chem 201 3.0 Area 6A 5.0
Chem 200L 2.0 Chem 201L 2.0 Area 3 3.0
English 101 3.0 Phys 195 5.0    
Area 3 3.0 English 205 3.0    
Area 5 3.0        
Total 19.0 Total 17.0 Total 11.0
 

 

Year 2

Fall Units Spring Units
Math 252 4.0 Math 255 3.0
Chem 231 3.0 Chem 233 3.0
Chem 231L 2.0 Chem 233L 2.0
Phys 196 5.0 Phys 197 5.0
Area 3 3.0 Area 4 3.0
Area 4 3.0
Total 20.0 Total 16.0

 

San Diego State University (SDSU)

The following two-year course sequence is suggested for transfer to SDSU for a Chemistry degree with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) option.  Note that prerequisites for courses are not included in this plan, and it is always advisable to meet with a counselor to ensure that you are meeting all current requirements.

Year 1

Fall Units Spring Units Summer Units
Math 150 5.0 Math 151 4.0 Area D 3.0
Chem 200 3.0 Chem 201 3.0 Area D 3.0
Chem 200L 2.0 Chem 201L 2.0    
English 101 3.0 Phys 195 5.0    
Coms 103 3.0 English 205 3.0    
Total 16.0 Total 17.0 Total 6.0

 

Year 2

Fall Units Spring Units
Chem 251 5.0 Chem 231 3.0
Phys 196 5.0 Chem 231L 2.0
Math 252 4.0 Area C 4.0
Area C 3.0 Area C 3.0
    Area D 3.0
    Area E 3.0
Total 17.0 Total 18.0

 

 

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