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.
The program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts in Chemistry from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Arts 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 an advisor.
Educational Option Information
This educational option is an: Associate of Arts 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
A felony conviction will not prevent entry into the program or employment; however, it may limit available employment opportunities.
Students are expected to purchase textbooks, lab manuals, non-programmable scientific calculator and safety goggles.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
The program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts in Chemistry from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry at the University of New Mexico. However, students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree may also transfer to other institutions.
* Students intending on transferring to NMSU or NMT are encouraged to complete MATH 1510 and the PHYS 1310/1310L as these are degree requirements. Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor at the 4-year institution to which they wish to transfer to best determine which courses to take.