While the other kids sat back and watched, your mind was exploding with wonder – how did those fireworks get their different colors? Chemistry is in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the medicines that cure us. Plus, those lab coats look pretty cool.

But don’t think chemistry only leads to a job in a lab. Our graduates continue their educations and enter a wide range of scientific fields, and our associate degree offers prerequisites that are required for many pre-professional programs, such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.

You’ve always had burning questions. Texarkana College can help you find the answers.

Associate of Science – Concentration in Chemistry

The instructional program in Chemistry at Texarkana College enables students from a wide range of scientific fields, including chemistry, biology, engineering, agricultural and natural resources, to complete the first two years of study in chemistry. Prerequisite courses for application to may pre-professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine may also be completed.  The following is a suggested course of study which will satisfy the requirements for this Associate of Science degree with a concentration in chemistry.

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
3
MATH 2413 (core)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry
4
CHEM 1311 + 1111 (core)
General Chemistry I + lab
4
EDUC/PSYC 1300 (core)
Learning Framework
3
Total 17
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 1302 / 2311 (core)
Composition II or Technical & Business Writing
3
HIST 1302 (core)
United States History II
3
SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
3
CHEM 1312 + 1112 (core)
General Chemistry II + lab
4
   
Total 13

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
Pick one: Language, Philosophy, & Culture (core)
ENGL 2327 / 2328 American Literature I/II
ENGL 2332 / 2333 World Literature I/II
HIST 2321 / 2322 World Civilizations I/II
3
Pick one:
PHYS 1301 + 1101 College Physics I + lab
PHYS 2325 + 2125
University Physics I + lab
4
GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
3
CHEM 2323 + 2123
Organic Chemistry I + lab
4
   
Total 14
Second Semester Hours
Pick one: Social & Behavioral Science (any core course)
PSYC 2301 / 2308 General or Child Psychology
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
3
Pick one:
PHYS 1302 College Physics II
PHYS 2326
University Physics II
3
GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
3
CHEM 2325 + 2125
Organic Chemistry II + lab
4
Pick one: Creative Arts (any core course)
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater
DRAM 2366 Development of the Motion Picture
MUSI 1306
Music Appreciation
3
Total
Chemistry AS Total
16
60

To learn more, please contact us.

Dr. Catherine Howard
Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
(903) 823-3285
email

Chemistry Course Descriptions

Core Courses

Most of the required courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core. View the Academic Core

CHEM 1105 A - Introductory Chemistry I (lab) (1,0,3).
CHEM 1107 A - Introductory Chemistry II (lab) (1,0,3).
CHEM 1111 A - General Chemistry I (lab) (1,0,3).
CHEM 1112 A - General Chemistry II (lab) (1,0,3).
CHEM 1305 A - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture) (3,3,0).
CHEM 1307 A - Introductory Chemistry II (lecture) (3,3,0).
CHEM 1311 A - General Chemistry I (lecture) (3,3,0).
CHEM 1312 A - General Chemistry II (lecture) (3,3,0).
CHEM 1411 A - General Chemistry I (lecture + lab) (4,3,3).
CHEM 1412 A - General Chemistry II (lecture + lab) (4,3,3).
CHEM 2123 A - Organic Chemistry I (lab) (1,0,4).
CHEM 2125 A - Organic Chemistry II (lab) (1,0,4).
CHEM 2289 A - Academic Cooperative Field Study in Chemistry (2,0,7).
CHEM 2323 A - Organic Chemistry I (lecture) (3,3,0).
CHEM 2325 A - Organic Chemistry II (lecture) (3,3,0).
MATH 2413 A - Calculus I (4,3,3).
PHYS 1301 A - College Physics I (lecture) (3,3,0).
PHYS 1302 A - College Physics II (lecture) (3,3,0).
PHYS 2125 A - University Physics I (lab) (1,0,3).
PHYS 2126 A - University Physics II (lab) (1,0,3).
PHYS 2325 A - University Physics I (lecture) (3,3,0).
PHYS 2326 A - University Physics II (lecture) (3,3,0).