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Chemistry courses at PCC serve students with varying academic backgrounds and goals. The Chemistry Sequence prepares students who intend to transfer into STEM majors. Additionally, we offer specialized courses for students pursuing a health sciences degree.

What Can You Do With A Degree in Chemistry?
Studying Chemistry can lead to a career as a:
  • Chemist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Toxicologist
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Pharmacologist
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Chemical Lab Tech
  • Metallurgist

The Chemistry sequence at PCC prepares you to transfer to a four-year university and pursue a STEM major such as biochemistry, medicine and health sciences, biology, and physics. 

Chemistry Sequence Pre-Requisites

To be ready for the Chemistry sequence you must successfully complete Math 131. 

STEM Majors Chemistry Sequence 

  • Chem 1A - General Chemistry
  • Chem 1B - General Chemistry
  • Chem 8A - Organic Chemistry
  • Chem 8B - Organic Chemistry

Are you planning to pursue an Allied Health Major? Chemistry 2A and 2b are prerequisites for many of the PCC health sciences programs, including Nursing and Dental Hygiene.

Before completing Chem 2A/2B, please visit the Health Sciences website to review program options and requirements. 

  • Chem 001A General Chemistry and Chemical Analysis
  • Chem 001B General Chemistry and Chemical Analysis
  • Chem 002A Chemistry — General, Organic and BioChemistry
  • Chem 002B Chemistry — General, Organic and BioChemistry
  • Chem 008A Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 008B Organic Chemistry
  • Chem 020 Independent Study
  • Chem 022 Introductory Chemistry
  • Chem 108 Problem Solving Skills for Success in Organic Chemistry

Use the links below to see full course descriptions as well as the current semester's offerings. 

Transfer Options

Most chemistry classes at PCC carry transfer credit. Chemistry 22 also fulfills general education requirements. For more information, please visit the Transfer Center's "What Courses Will Transfer" resource page.

The Chemistry diagnostic exam should be used by students to determine if they are prepared to enroll in General Chemistry 1  (CHEM 1A). 

View Chem 1A Diagnostic