Chemistry is broadly defined as the physical science of matter and the changes matter undergoes. This discipline includes the study of atoms and molecules and how these sub-microscopic objects combine with one another in chemical reactions. Understanding the fundamentals of chemistry serves as a foundation to nearly all other areas of science.

Applications of chemistry are widespread in industry, environmental science, and medicine. A few careers that rely heavily on chemical principles are chemical engineering, biology, pharmacy, pharmacology, medicine, veterinary medicine, geology, psychology, criminology, business, industry, law, journalism, and art.

Work with FVCC academic advisors to customize your degree so you're prepared to transfer and study Chemistry. In two years, earn an associate degree, complete lower-level general education requirements, and prepare to transfer to any four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree.


Transfer tracks are customized programs of study that prepare students to transfer. You will earn an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree customized to your interests and transfer needs.

Associate of Science (AS) Degree Requirements