Chemistry - Associate of Science

The Associate of Science in Chemisty Program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry or a related field. The degree requirements give students flexibility in course selection, allowing them to study areas of interest within the discipline. The required courses cover foundational physical science topics including General Chemistry and General Physics, while the electives feature more advanced options such as Environmental Chemistry and Intro to Quantitative Analysis. Class time is balanced between direct instruction and hands-on laboratory work. While most graduates pursue advanced studies, this degree can qualify job seekers for entry-level positions like lab technician and research assistant. Students who intend to transfer should contact their faculty advisor and the institution they will be attending to make sure they are taking the appropriate courses.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Study the elements that make up our world
Learn how different substances react to each other
Pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related field

Program Snapshot

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Average Length: 2.6 Years
Credits: 62*
Graduation Retention Rate: 46%*

Possible Careers

Chemical engineer
Forensic scientist

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
General Education
credit hours
Specific Program Requirements
credit hours
Program Electives

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Dana Sherman
Physical Sciences Department Chair


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