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Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
CHM141  General Chemistry I (lab)
SOC225  Cultural Diversity
ENG124  College Composition
CHM142  General Chemistry II (lab)
MTH223  Analytical Geometry – Calculus I
CHM241  Organic Chemistry I (lab)
MTH224  Analytical Geometry – Calculus II
CHM242  Organic Chemistry II (lab)
MTH225  Analytic Geometry and Calculus III or additional elective
Arts & Humanities Elective
Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives
Concentration Group Elective(s)


You can put your Stark State associate of science in chemistry degree right to work, or use it as the first step on the ladder of your education.

With an associate of science in chemistry degree, you can find a job as a lab or plant technician in chemical, medical, petroleum and other related industries. The degree also serves as a gateway for transfer to any public college or university in Ohio for a bachelor degree in physical sciences, engineering, health sciences, education or other fields. Through careful course selection, you can finish your first two years of college at Stark State before transferring to a university.

Successful chemistry students have imagination and curiosity, the ability to reason and carry out calculations and, above all, commitment. All STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) majors need at least some knowledge of chemistry because it’s used directly or indirectly in all the other physical sciences.

Chemists have their choice of a wide range of career paths. They’re employed in industries such as oil and gas, paints and coatings, synthetic rubber and polymers, soap and detergent, and pharmaceutical. Chemists also do research for industry, academia and government sectors, or they can find jobs in other fields – technical sales, patent law, technical writing and others.

Chemists can find jobs nationally as well as with major employers in Ohio. In general, the average wage for chemists has been above the national average, while the unemployment rate has been below the national average.

A Stark State academic adviser can help you plan your path to an associate degree in chemistry.