The Associate in Science in Chemistry for Transfer Degree (AS-T in Chemistry) introduces the concepts and principles upon which chemical knowledge is based, including chemical structures and nomenclature, stoichiometry and solving of chemical equations, the thermodynamics of chemical reactions, and theories of chemical bonding. Students will develop skills for critical/analytical thinking, perceptive reading/observation and interpretation. The Associate in Science in Chemistry to Transfer degree provides students with a core curriculum that will prepare them with the knowledge and skills required to earn a baccalaureate degree in chemistry.

Chemistry – ADT (CSU and UC) 2-year plan

*For first term Math course please see MyPortal for your proper placement or see a counselor if you have AP scores of 3 or higher.

Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Chemistry 3 or Math Prep* for Math 1A 4
Fall/Spring Units
Chemistry 1A/1AH 5
Mathematics 1A* 5
English 1A/1AH 4
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Communications Studies 1/1H or 9/9H 3
Fall/spring Units
Chemistry 1B/1BH 5
Mathematics 1B 4
English 1B/1BH 4
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Anthropology 2 or Psychology 1 3
Political Science 1 3
Fall/spring Units
Chemistry 12A 5
Physics 4A 4
History 15 3
Biology 18 or 19 3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Economics 7 or 8 3
Foreign Language (or two years of high school foreign language) 4-5
Fall/spring Units
Chemistry 12B 5
Physics 4B 4
Art History 6 or Music 25 or Theatre 3 3
History 1 or 2 5

For alternative CSU/UC General Education options refer to the RCC Catalog, under Requirements for College Transfer.


  • Complete English 1A (transfer-level English)
  • Complete Math 1A
  • Complete Entry Level Course
  • Apply to Universities (CSU/UC application period Oct 1-Nov 30)
  • Apply for ADT degree by beginning of spring term before transfer
  • Complete RCC Graduation application (during your last term)
  • Meet with your Counselor to Complete your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Complete FAFSA (Oct 1st – Mar 2nd for priority)
  • Meet with Faculty Advisor for career/research opportunities
  • Meet with your Counselor to update SEP (every semester)
  • Meet with your Counselor for pre-graduation check
  • Research Potential Clubs on Campus
  • Participate in tutoring, student success workshops or supplemental instruction
  • Visit the Career Center for Internship opportunities
  • Research transfer institutions
  • Attend Transfer workshops and Transfer Fair
  • Participate in an internship/ job shadowing

Careers for Chemistry Majors

Salaries Range : $45,860 – $133,690

  • biochemists and biophysicists
  • biological technicians
  • chemical technicians
  • forensic science technicians
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
  • Chemists and Materials Scientists
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Nuclear Engineer

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