Chemistry

Chemistry is a fundamental physical science that deals with the nature of materials and energy in humans, animals, plants, and the world around us. Getting a major in chemistry prepares students for variety of career fields as diverse as medicine, pharmacology, environmental science, engineering, industry, education, ecology, forensic science, or agriculture.

The chemistry program provides courses to meet a variety of student needs. For science and engineering majors, up to one year of college transfer course work is available in the form of our General Chemistry series (CHEM& 161, 162, 163).

We also offer introductory level courses that serve the needs of Allied Health students seeking careers in the areas of nursing, dental hygiene, radiological and ultrasound technicians. These courses include Introduction to Chemistry (CHEM& 121) and Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry (CHEM& 131).

If you are planning on transferring to a 4-year institution, you should consult program outlines published by the college or university to which you intend to transfer. Our faculty members are happy to help guide students through this process and the sooner you come talk with us, the faster we can get you on track to an exciting career in the sciences!

Chemistry Annual Schedule

  Fall Winter Spring Summer
CHEM& 105 X X X X
CHEM& 110 X X X  
CHEM& 121 X X X X
CHEM& 131   X X  
CHEM& 161 X      
CHEM& 162   X    
CHEM& 163     X  

(X = OFFERED during the quarter)

Program Outcomes
Career Possibilities
Transfer Options
Industry Connections
Scholarships & Grants
  1. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  2. Students will be able to reason mathematically.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, appropriate safety awareness and/or workplace specific skills.
  4. Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural,
    social, or political contexts.
  5. Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple
    sources.

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Degrees & Certificates

AS-T Pre-Chemistry (transfer)

Total Credits: 90
Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Students will be able to reason mathematically.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, appropriate safety awareness and/or workplace specific skills.
  • Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural,
    social, or political contexts.
  • Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple
    sources.

Year 1

Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter
Summer Quarter

Course Credits
CHEM& 161 5
ENGL& 101 5
MATH& 141 5

Course Credits
CHEM& 162 5
Advisor Approved HU/SS 5
MATH& 142 5

Course Credits
CHEM& 163 5
ENGL& 235 5
MATH& 151 5

Course Credits
Advisor Approved HU/SS 5
BIOL& 100 or
MATH& 146 in place of Winter of Year 2
5

Year 2

Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter

Course Credits
BIOL& 221 5
MATH& 152 5
PHYS& 221 5

Course Credits
BIOL& 222 5
MATH& 163 or
MATH& 146
5
PHYS& 222 5

Course Credits
Advisor Approved HU/SS 5
BIOL& 223 5
PHYS& 223 5

Chemistry Contact
Chemistry Faculty & Staff
Chemistry Instructor Sarah Bauer

Bauer, Sarah

Chemistry Instructor
SarahB@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2151
Chemistry Instructor Lindsay Groce

Groce, Lindsay

Chemistry Instructor
LindsayG@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2157
Chemistry and Agriculture Faculty, Aaron Mahoney

Mahoney, Aaron

Agriculture Instructor
aaronm@bigbend.edu
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