Chemistry is the science of matter at the atomic to molecular scale, dealing primarily with collections of atoms, such as molecules, crystals and metals.

Chemistry deals with the composition and statistical properties of such structures, as well as their transformations and interactions to become materials encountered in everyday life. Chemistry also deals with understanding the properties and interactions of individual atoms with the purpose of applying that knowledge at the macroscopic level.

The Associate of Science in Chemistry will transfer to a four-year institution. Students intending to major in chemistry have the opportunity to start their degree program at MCC.

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Students completing the AS-Chemistry will have the academic foundation and experience needed for transfer to a university chemistry degree program.

The program also provides theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills required for entry-level jobs that require two years of college-level science and math.

Chemistry is often called the “central science” because it connects other sciences, such as physics, material science, nanotechnology, biology, pharmacy, medicine, bioinformatics and geology. These connections are formed through various sub-disciplines that utilize concepts from multiple scientific disciplines. For example, physical chemistry involves applying the principles of physics to materials at the atomic and subatomic level.