Associate in Science - Transfer (AS-T)


About The Program

Chemistry explores matter and the basic properties and processes that surround us. Prepare for advanced studies and to work in a laboratory, manufacturing, research, management, environmental services and related fields. Analysts and technicians assist scientists in general lab work or process control. Students can also specialize in chemistry education.

For a roadmap that identifies the preferred sequencing of courses and other specific recommendations from faculty, please see the corresponding program map(s):

Degree Requirements  

Recommended Electives

CHEM 231 Quantitative Analysis 5
MATH 220 Linear Algebra 5
MATH 240 Differential Equations 5

Pre-Major Requirements

*It is recommended that sequence courses be completed at one institution.

CHEM& 161* General Chemistry w/Lab I 5
CHEM& 162* General Chemistry w/Lab II 5
CHEM& 163* General Chemistry w/Lab III 5

MATH& 146

MATH& 153*

Introduction to Statistics OR

Calculus III


PHYS& 221*

Engr Physics I w/Lab 5

PHYS& 222*

Engr Physics II w/Lab 5

PHYS& 223*

Engr Physics III w/Lab 5

CHEM& 261*

Organic Chemistry w/Lab I 5

CHEM& 262*

Organic Chemistry w/Lab II 5

CHEM& 263*

Organic Chemistry w/Lab III 5

*It is recommended that sequence courses be completed at one institution.

Diversity and Distribution Lists are available in the Lower Columbia College Catalog located at

Total transferable credits required to earn this degree: 90 with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0.  A course cannot be credited toward more than one distribution or skill area.

Students completing this program should acquire the following skills and abilities:

  • Will have foundations in the concepts and applications of current chemical and scientific theories.
  • Ability to design, carry-out, record and analyze the results of chemical experiments.
  • Ability to use modern instrumentation and classical techniques to design experiments, and to properly record the results of their experiments.
  • Skilled in problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning.
  • Students completing a Chemistry AS-T degree will be prepared for transfer to a chemistry program at baccalaureate-granting colleges and universities. Transfer readiness is evidenced by skills in applying scientific principles, using technology and mathematics to solve chemistry problems; understanding experimental processes; and understanding of chemical conceptual content.
  • Will show evidence of ability in college-wide outcomes: numeracy, critical reasoning, Revised communication, and interpersonal skills.
Revised March 2019 (Effective Summer 2019)


Program planning is based on information available at the time of preparation. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with their LCC advisor and for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions in the year prior to transferring. Consult the LCC catalog for LCC graduation requirements.

Most four-year universities require one year of a single foreign language as a graduation requirement.

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