• Chemistry - Biochemistry

  • Catalog Year 2017-2018

    Chemistry is the study of the composition, analysis, structure and properties of matter as well as the transformations matter may undergo. This curriculum is a general guide to prepare students to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at a college or university as well as meets MHCC degree requirements for an Associates of Science1. With a degree in chemistry, a person can obtain a wide range of employment opportunities including research in scientific, environmental, or medical laboratories, forensics, food science, fermentation, qualitative analysis, or teaching.

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Retain and apply critical chemistry concepts while enrolled in the curriculum
    • Use chemistry principles and logical reasoning skills to solve problems
    • Demonstrate proper laboratory techniques with attention to detail, including the use of associated equipment and instrumentation
    • Communicate scientific topics effectively
    • Recognize connections between chemistry and other disciplines

    To prepare for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and at the same time meet MHCC degree requirements, follow one of the transfer degree options in the printed catalog.

    Students receiving financial aid must be seeking a certificate or degree and following official MHCC certificate or degree requirements.

    Admission and degree requirements vary among colleges and universities. Students are advised to:

    Note: Community colleges do not award transfer degrees in a subject area, but do award an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer - Business degree or an Associate of Science degree.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH221 General Chemistry I 5
    CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
    CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
    MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus 5
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH222 General Chemistry II 5
    MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus 5
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    Humanities requirement1 3-4
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH223 General Chemistry III 5
    MTH253 Calculus III 4
    Social Science requirement1 3-4
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH241 Organic Chemistry I2 5
    MTH254 Calculus IV: Vector Calculus 5
    PH211 General Physics with Calculus I 5
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH242 Organic Chemistry II2 5
    PH212 General Physics with Calculus II 5
    COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
    Social Science requirement1 3-4
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH243 Organic Chemistry III2 5
    PH213 General Physics with Calculus III 5
    Health and Physical Education requirement1 3
    Humanities requirement1 3-4

    1 This plan aligns with the Associate of Science: refer to degree requirements, in the printed catalog.
    2 This sequence replaces the 300-level Organic Chemistry requirement at colleges and universities. With an acceptable score on the ACS National Exam and a minimum of a "C" or better in each course, this sequence transfers as 11-15 credits of 300-level coursework to all Oregon University System schools. Check with your transfer institution to determine any additional Organic Chemistry requirements.

    Transfer Schools’ Web Links
    Eastern Oregon University - EOU Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Oregon State University - Department of Chemistry or Biochemistry and Biophysics
    Portland State University - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Chemistry
    Southern Oregon University - Department of Chemistry
    University of Oregon - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Western Oregon University - Chemistry Department