The Ivy Tech Associate of Science (AS) in Chemistry degree program helps students explore how the chemical world works together to create everything we experience each day. It features hands-on lab experience using state-of-the-art equipment and technology.
The program focuses on topics such as:
- Organic chemistry
- Atomic structure
- Physical chemistry
- Quantitative analysis
Graduates can begin a career in chemistry or transfer to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. Students who begin a job after earning an associate degree may be able to pursue their four-year degree while they work. In some cases, employers will help pay for education to earn a bachelor's degree.
Transfer as a Junior
Graduates of the Chemistry AS degree program can also choose to transfer to a four-year college or university, where they can earn a bachelor's degree in chemistry.
The chemistry associate degree is designated as a TSAP program (which stands for “Transfer Single Articulation Pathway”). The program enables students to transfer to Indiana public four-year institutions with automatic junior status. You can save upward of $10,000 by completing your first two years at Ivy Tech and then transferring to a four-year college.
Our chemistry program has partnerships with many four-year universities and colleges so you can seamlessly transfer without losing your credits or time. Talk to our transfer advocates for information about continuing your education after completing your AS in Chemistry degree at Ivy Tech.
Note that admission is not guaranteed just by enrolling in the Associate of Science in Chemistry program. You will need to be admitted to the institution you intend to transfer to.
Time to Complete
Ivy Tech's AS in Chemistry degree program requires 60 credit hours, or four semesters, to complete.
The 60 credit hours required to graduate include:
- 33 general education course credits
- 26 program-specific course credits
- 1 student success credit (college requirement)
A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week terms. For students taking fewer classes at a time, the courses are numbered to show the overall number that will be taken.
Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location.
Ivy Tech AS in Chemistry degree courses are taught in a traditional, in-person format and through hybrid (blended or learn anywhere) instruction.
The associate degree in chemistry can prepare students for careers in the manufacturing, laboratory or medical field. Jobs include:
- Chemical technician
- Lab technician
- Quality assurance technician
- Analytical technician
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.