Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Science-Transfer (AS-T) Track 1 Degree at Shoreline.
Use the AS-T Track 1 Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.
Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
Where can I go for help?
Program Faculty Advisors
206-546-4575 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 2821
206-546-4572 email@example.com Rm 2817
206-546-4697 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 2822
206-546-4505 email@example.com Rm 2823
206-546-6953 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5231
For course information and entry codes, contact:
General Academic Advising
FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
International Student Academic Advising
9000 Building, Rm. 9302
Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?
Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Institutions in Washington State that offer chemistry (C) and biochemistry (BC) majors are listed below. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)
|Central Washington University (C, BC)
|Eastern Washington University (C, BC)
|Gonzaga University (C, BC)
|Heritage University (C)
|Pacific Lutheran University (C, BC)
|Seattle Pacific University (C, BC)
|Seattle University (C, BC)
|The Evergreen State College (C, BC)
|University of Puget Sound (C, BC)
|University of Washington-Bothell (C)
|University of Washington-Seattle (C, BC)
|Walla Walla University (C)
|Washington State University (C, BC)
|Western Washington University (C, BC)
|Whitman College (C, BC)
|Whitworth University (C, BC)
What courses should I take?
This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.
General Education - 18-20 Credits
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Humanities and Social Sciences - 15 Credits
Select one course from the Humanities course list, one course from the Social Sciences course list, and a third course from either list.
Pre-Major Requirements - 44.5 Credits
Take one of the following course sets:
Chemistry Majors: Choose a physics sequence. Calculus-based physics (PHYS& 221 , PHYS& 222 , PHYS& 223 ) is usually required for Bachelor of Science degrees. Chemistry usually does not require biology unless preparing for a health professional program.
Biochemistry Majors: Choose biology or physics, or both. The biology sequence prepares students for biochemistry classes in the junior year. Physics can be taken after transfer.
Biology: BIOL& 211 , BIOL& 212 , BIOL& 213
Algebra-based Physics: PHYS& 114 , PHYS& 115 , PHYS& 116
Calculus-based Physics: PHYS& 221 , PHYS& 222 , PHYS& 223
Supporting Science Sequence - Min. 10 Credits for AS degree
Additional requirements: 10 -15 credits in physics, geology, organic chemistry, biology, or mathematics, consisting of courses normally taken for science majors (not for general education), preferably in a 2- or 3- quarter sequence.
Chemistry/Biochemistry - What is it?
Chemistry is a physical science involving the study of all substances and energy; biochemistry is the study of the living organisms at a molecular level. Chemistry is used to produce substances ranging from food, medicine, clothing and cosmetics, to plastics, paper and electronics; therefore knowledge of chemistry is critical to the health and safety of people and the environment.
Areas of study in Chemistry/Biochemistry: Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis, Physical Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Kinetics, Instrumental Analysis.
What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry?
Graduates in Chemistry and Biochemistry develop strong critical thinking, problem solving, computational and technical skills to work in positions such as research scientist, industrial chemist, crime lab analyst, chemical/pharmaceutical salesperson, quality control specialist, environmental climate change researcher, forensic scientist, and educator. Advanced degrees and licensures are often required to enter medical professions or for professional advancement in other areas in the physical sciences.
Potential employers include: Pharmaceutical companies, agriculture and biotechnology industries, government agencies, manufacturing firms, hospitals, clinics, public and private schools, colleges and universities, and businesses. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
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