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Associate of Science - Concentration

Study chemistry while preparing to transfer to a 4-year university.  Pima requirements are aligned most closely with those at the University of Arizona. Substitutions are available for students planning to transfer to other schools.

Program/Major/Concentration codes:  AOSASI/ASI1/ASIC

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this concentration?

Career options:  After completing a bachelor's degree work as a technician in laboratories, chemical manufacturing, government, and technical service firms

Academic options:  Continue studies towards a bachelor of science in chemistry, chemical engineering, engineering, education, pharmacy or other health-care fields

Program Requirements 2018-2019

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-S)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Also select courses to fulfill the I, C and G requirements from the categories below.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Subtotal 12

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CHM 151IN General Chemistry I [SUN# CHM1151] 4
CHM 152IN General Chemistry II [SUN# CHM1152] 4
CHM 235IN General Organic Chemistry I [SUN# CHM2235] 4
CHM 236IN General Organic Chemistry II [SUN# CHM2236] 4
CHM 295LB Independent Research in Chemistry 1
MAT 220 Calculus I [SUN# MAT2220] 5
MAT 231 Calculus II [SUN# MAT2230] 4
PHY 210IN Introductory Mechanics [SUN# PHY1121] 4
PHY 216IN Introductory Electricity and Magnetism [SUN# PHY1131] 4
Subtotal 34

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 181IN 
  or MAT 241
  or MAT 262
  or Second Language***
General Biology I [SUN# BIO1181]
  Calculus III [SUN# MAT2241]
  Differential Equations [SUN# MAT2262]
  First semester language course
BIO 182IN  
  or MAT 241
  or MAT 262
  or Second Language***
General Biology II [SUN# BIO1182]
  Calculus III [SUN# MAT2241]
  Differential Equations [SUN# MAT2262]
  Second semester language course
STU 100
  or STU 107
Student Success and Career Planning
  or University Transfer Preparation
Subtotal 8-9
Total 60-61

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Biological and Physical Sciences - CHM 151IN and 152IN; Mathematics - MAT 220; Other Requirements - CHM 235IN and 236IN

** The I, C and G requirements should be fulfilled by selecting appropriate courses in this section.

*** Bachelor of Science majors at the UA require two semesters of a second language.  For some majors it is recommended to take the language courses in the first two years, and others not until the third or fourth year.  See the Degree Search pages ( ) for details about the major you plan to pursue.