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

Freshman Year

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

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
CHEM 2323/2123 Organic Chemistry I 4
GOVT 2305 Federal Government (core) 3
PHYS 1301/1101 College Physics I
or 2325/2125 University Physics I
ENGL 2327 American Literature I
or 2328 American Literature II
or 2332 World Literature I
or 2333 World Literature II
or HIST 2321 World Civilizations I
or 2322 World Civilizations II (core)
Second Semester Hours
GOVT 2306 Texas Government (core) 3
CHEM 2325/2125 Organic Chemistry II 4
PHYS 1302 College Physics II
or 2326 University Physics II
PSYC 2301 General Psychology
or 2308 Child Psychology
or 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
or SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology (core)
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
or DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater
or 2366 Film Appreciation
or MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation (core)
Total Hours 60

To learn more, please contact us.

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

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 1311 General Chemistry I (lecture)

Fundamental principles of chemistry for majors in the sciences, health sciences, and engineering; topics include measurements, fundamental properties of matter, states of matter, chemical reactions, chemical stoichiometry, periodicity of elemental properties, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions, properties of gases, and an introduction to thermodynamics and descriptive chemistry.

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (lab)

Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in CHEM 1311; introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports.

CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II (lecture)

Chemical equilibrium; phase diagrams and spectrometry; acid-base concepts; thermodynamics; kinetics; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; an introduction to organic chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry.

CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (lab)

Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in CHEM 1312; introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, chemical instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports.

CHEM 2323 - Organic Chemistry I (lecture)

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 2123 - Organic Chemistry I (lab)

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

CHEM 2325 - Organic Chemistry II (lecture)

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.

CHEM 2125 - Organic Chemistry II (lab)

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

MATH 2413 Calculus I

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.

PHYS 1302 College Physics II (lecture)

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 2326 University Physics II (lecture)

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.