Chemistry Studies Degree | Naugatuck Valley Community College

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Division

Chemistry Studies

Program Description

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on pages 54-57. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required. In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a CT State University or to Charter Oak State College, you must earn an overall 2.0 GPA.

Program Requirements

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics Choose any Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics listed 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H254 Calculus I 4
Scientific Knowledge CHE*H121 General Chemistry I 4
Program Requirement Choose any credit-bearing course1 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication course listed 3
Scientific Reasoning CHE*H122 General Chemistry II 4
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirement MAT*H256 Calculus II 4
THIRD SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications listed 3
Program Requirement CHE*H211 Organic Chemistry I2 4
Program Requirement PHY*H221 Calculus Based Physics I3 4
Program Requirement Choose any credit-bearing course1 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Program Requirement CHE*H212 Organic Chemistry II2 4
Program Requirement PHY*H222 Calculus Based Physics II3 4
Program Requirement Choose any credit-bearing course1 3

Total Credits: 62

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1If student is not MAT*H254 Calculus I-ready, use general electives for courses such as MAT*H137 Intermediate Algebra, MAT*H172 College Algebra and MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions, or MAT*H186 Precalculus.

2Not currently offered at NVCC. This course is offered at Tunxis, Gateway, WCSU, CCSU and SCSU.

3Summer only at NVCC. This course is offered in the fall and spring semesters at Housatonic, Gateway, Tunxis, Norwalk, WCSU, CCSU, and SCSU. PHY*H221 and H222 Calculus-Based Physics I&II must be taken for the American Chemical Society approved Bachelor’s degree.

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