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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:)


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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


You can download the entire Chemistry Tuning Packet, which outlines critical skill areas needed by students and graduates of Chemistry programs, here.

The Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact for Science has been approved. This means that participating institutions will agree: a) to teach courses included in the Compact at the lower level as listed in the Academic Course Guide Manual, updated and published each year by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and 2) to accept the courses listed for transfer into the bachelor's degree program at the university level as specified in the Compact.

Institutions of higher learning participating in the Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compacts for Engineering may be seen by clicking the button below.

Institutional Participation by Discipline

 For further or more specific information regarding transfer to a Chemistry program in a Texas university, it is recommended that you contact the science department at the institution in which you are interested. For questions regarding the Tuning project or the Compact itself, please contact Mary Smith, Program Coordinator, or Debbie Rodriguez, Program Specialist at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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