Students majoring in chemistry examine the composition, structure and properties of matter with an emphasis on chemical reactions and the nature of chemical bonding. Interested students can learn about career opportunities and pathways in Chemistry and related fields from the American Chemical Society.
This program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Science in Chemistry from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of New Mexico. However, students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree may also transfer to other institutions. Students interested in transfer to UNM should consult the UNM Chemistry Department. Students should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online. Students should also consult a faculty advisor and/or an Academic Coach with CNM Connect Services.
Educational Option Information
This educational option is an: Associate of Science Degree
This educational option can be completed: Part-Time or Full-Time
This educational option is designed for: Immediate employment and transfer into a baccalaureate program.
This educational option can be started: Any Term
Scheduling Information: Follow course catalog recommendations to avoid scheduling problems.
Primary course location: Main Campus
Students are expected to purchase textbooks, lab manuals and lab safety equipment.
Information for people with felony convictions
A felony conviction will not prevent entry into the program or employment; however, it may limit available employment opportunities.
Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.
Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites
Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA, placement exam scores, or specific course work.