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
3
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
3 HIST 1302 (core)
United States History II
3
MATH 2413 (core)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry
4 SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
3
CHEM 1311 + 1111 (core)
General Chemistry I + lab
4 CHEM 1312 + 1112 (core)
General Chemistry II + lab
4
EDUC/PSYC 1300 (core)
Learning Frameworks
3
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
3
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
3
GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
3 GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
3
CHEM 2323 + 2123
Organic Chemistry I + lab
4 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 14   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).

Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in CHEM 1305. Pre-/Co-requisite: CHEM 1305

CHEM 1107 A - Introductory Chemistry II (lab) (1,0,3).

Basic organic lab techniques supporting theoretical principals in CHEM 1307.

CHEM 1111 A - General Chemistry I (lab) (1,0,3).

Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in CHEM 1311. Pre-/Co-requisite: CHEM 1311

CHEM 1112 A - General Chemistry II (lab) (1,0,3).

Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in CHEM 1312. Pre-/Co-requisite: CHEM 1312.

CHEM 1305 A - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture) (3,3,0).

survey of chemistry including the metric system, scientific method, physical properties of matter, atomic structure, ionic and covalent bonding, naming of compounds, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, liquids, solids, solutions, equilibrium, acid-based theory, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and a brief survey of functional groups of organic molecules and biomolecules. Recommended co-requisite: CHEM 1105 A –

CHEM 1307 A - Introductory Chemistry II (lecture) (3,3,0).

A survey of organic and biochemistry including functional groups, nomenclature, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, bioenergetics, catabolism, anabolism, nucleic acids, nutrition, digestion, body fluids, neurotransmitters, hormones, immunoglobulins and current topics.

CHEM 1311 A - General Chemistry I (lecture) (3,3,0).

Fundamental principles of theoretical and applied chemistry, stoichiometry, atomic structure, periodic arrangement of elements, ionic and covalent bonding, gases, liquids, and solids. Prerequisite: College Algebra (MATH 1314) or equivalent academic preparation. Recommended co-requisite: CHEM 1111

CHEM 1312 A - General Chemistry II (lecture) (3,3,0).

Fundamental principles of theoretical and applied chemistry. Topics of study include acid-based theory, kinetics, equilibrium, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, qualitative analysis, and introduction to organic and biochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 1311 or the permission of the instructor. Recommended co-requisite: CHEM 1112

CHEM 1411 A - General Chemistry I (lecture + lab) (4,3,3).

This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of 1311 General Chemistry I Lecture and 1111 General Chemistry I Labs

CHEM 1412 A - General Chemistry II (lecture + lab) (4,3,3).

This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II Lecture and CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II Lab.

CHEM 2123 A - Organic Chemistry I (lab) (1,0,4).

Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in CHEM 2323. Pre-/Co-requisite: CHEM 2323.

CHEM 2125 A - Organic Chemistry II (lab) (1,0,4).

Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in CHEM 2325. Pre-/Co-requisite: CHEM 2325.

CHEM 2289 A - Academic Cooperative Field Study in Chemistry (2,0,7).

A course designed to integrate campus study with applied experience in the laboratory and/or field study. Specific objectives will be formulated and learning experiences and activities will be directed toward fulfilling those objectives. The use of accepted methodologies in collecting field materials and systematic use of appropriate instruments in their analysis is central to the purpose of the course.

CHEM 2323 A - Organic Chemistry I (lecture) (3,3,0).

The theory and practice of fundamental quantitative and analytical procedures. Special emphasis on the development of laboratory techniques. Prerequisites: CHEM 1311 and 1312. Recommended co-requisite: CHEM 2123.

CHEM 2325 A - Organic Chemistry II (lecture) (3,3,0).

The classification, structure, nomenclature, methods of preparation, and standard reactions of carboxylic acids, sulfonic acids, amines, diazonium salts, aldehydes, ketones, carbohydrates, proteins, polyhydroxy compounds, heterocyclic compounds, and their derivatives. Prerequisite: CHEM 2323. Recommended co-requisite: CHEM 2125.

MATH 2413 A - Calculus I (4,3,3).

Limits and continuity; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; definition of the derivative of a function and techniques of differentiation; applications of the derivative to maximizing or minimizing a function; the chain rule, mean value theorem, and rate of change problems; curve sketching; definite and indefinite integration of algebraic, trigonometric, and transcendental functions, with an application to calculation of areas. Prerequisites: MATH 2412 or 1316.

PHYS 1301 A - College Physics I (lecture) (3,3,0).

Fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of classical mechanics and thermodynamics, including harmonic motion, mechanical waves and sound, physical systems, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and gravitation and other fundamental forces; with emphasis on problem solving. Prerequisite: MATH 1314 AND MATH 1316, or MATH 2312/2412 or concurrent enrollment. Recommended co-requisite: PHYS 1101.

PHYS 1302 A - College Physics II (lecture) (3,3,0).

Fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electrostatics, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light optics, and modern physics topics; with emphasis on problem solving. Prerequisite: PHYS 1301 or permission of instructor. Recommended co-requisite: PHYS 1102.

PHYS 2125 A - University Physics I (lab) (1,0,3).

Laboratory class for PHYS 2325. Pre/Co-requisite: 2325.

PHYS 2126 A - University Physics II (lab) (1,0,3).

Laboratory class for PHYS 2326. Pre/Co-requisite: PHYS 2326.

PHYS 2325 A - University Physics I (lecture) (3,3,0).

Fundamental principles of physics, using calculus, for science, computer science, and engineering majors; the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion, physical systems and thermodynamics; and emphasis on problem solving. Prerequisite: MATH 2413. Co-requisite: MATH 2414. Recommended co-requisite PHYS 2125.

PHYS 2326 A - University Physics II (lecture) (3,3,0).

Principles of physics for science, computer science, and engineering majors, using calculus, involving the principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics. Prerequisite: PHYS 2325 or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: MATH 2415 and Recommended co-requisite PHYS 2126.