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

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours   Second 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: Social & Behavioral Science (any core course)
PSYC 2301 / 2308 General or Child Psychology
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
Pick one:
PHYS 1301 + 1101 College Physics I + lab
PHYS 2325 + 2125
University Physics I + lab
4   Pick one:
PHYS 1302 College Physics II
PHYS 2326
University Physics II
GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
3   GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
CHEM 2323 + 2123
Organic Chemistry I + lab
4   CHEM 2325 + 2125
Organic Chemistry II + lab
      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
Total 14   Total
Chemistry AS Total

To learn more, please contact us.

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