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Associate in Science for UC Transfer

The Associate of Science in Chemistry for UC Transfer Pathway (AS-UCTP in Chemistry) is a program that provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a UC institution for the major in Chemistry for a goal of a baccalaureate degree. Students must complete the following requirements: 1. 70-74 semester or 105-111 quarter UC-transferable units. 2. Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern which is a minimum of 16 semester or 24 quarter units. 3. A minimum of 54 semester or 81 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis. 4. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5.

Major Core Requirements (54 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
CHEM001AGeneral Chemistry5 units
CHEM001BGeneral Chemistry5 units
CHEM012AOrganic Chemistry5 units
CHEM012BOrganic Chemistry5 units
Select one:

Calculus and Analytical Geometry
Honors Calculus and Analytical Geometry

5 units
5 units
Select one:

Calculus and Analytical Geometry
Honors Calculus and Analytical Geometry

5 units
5 units
MATH004AIntermediate Calculus5 units
MATH004BDifferential Equations4 units
PHYS004AEngineering Physics - Mechanics5 units
PHYS004BEngineering Physics - Electricity and Magnetism5 units
PHYS004CEngineering Physics - Light, Heat, and Waves5 units

Total Major Units: 54 units

To be awarded an Associate Degree, a student must:

  1. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in the major requirements.
  2. Complete the 16-20 units of required IGETC General Education courses listed in the catalog for this program. The remaining IGETC General Education courses can be completed at the transfer University of California campus.
  3. Total degree units: 70-74

Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all UC-transferable work. Students are required to complete the degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in UC transferable coursework to obtain a guarantee of admission to the University of California system.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Use physical and chemical concepts as well as mathematical skills to solve chemistry problems that demonstrate critical thinking and scientific inquiry.
  • Perform hypothesis driven laboratory experiments using appropriate instruments and basic software, such as spreadsheets and graphing programs, as well as analyze and interpret data and identify sources of error to form appropriate conclusions.
  • Provide technical information in a clear and concise manner to demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills for chemical and physical concepts, results of laboratory experiments, and articles in the scientific literature.
Last Updated 7/19/23