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 Chemistry has been defined as follows:

Chemistry is the study of the properties, the composition, and the structure of matter, the physical and chemical changes it undergoes, and the energy liberated or absorbed during those changes.


Upon graduation with a degree in Chemistry, opportunities for employment will fall within the following fields (click on the image to open a larger view:)

Chemistry Employment diagram final



In becoming a Chemist, a student will focus studies in the following areas (in addition to core subject areas) at the college and university levels (click on the image to open a larger view:)

Chemistry Expertise diagram final


The following diagram illustrates a recommended two-year transfer plan leading to a bachelor's degree in Chemistry (click on the image to open a larger view:)


Chem transfer plan ROLLOUT cropped

To ensure that you are ready for courses as shown, please take note of the prerequisite flowchart shown below (click on the image to open a larger view:)

Chemistry prereq flowchart rollout



The Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact for Chemistry; institutions participating in the Compact; and the entire Chemistry Tuning Packet, which outlines critical skill areas needed by students and graduates of Chemistry programs, can be viewed and downloaded here.

Institutions participating in the Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact means that these institutions have agreed to: a) teach courses at the lower-division level as listed in the Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual, which is updated and published each year by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and 2) accept the courses listed for transfer into the Chemistry program at the university level as specified in the Compact.

For further or more specific information regarding transfer to a Chemistry program at a Texas university, it is recommended that you contact the engineering department at the institution of interest.

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