Apr 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

✽ Chemistry Emphasis (AS)

This emphasis pathway combines general education requirements with a strong emphasis on math and science required for transfer into a chemistry program at a 4-year institution. Transferability depends on the four-year institution. Students planning to major in chemistry at a four-year college or university will find MAT 2410  is the (lowest level) mathematics course in which the credits earned will count toward a BA or BS degree. Students just entering and not prepared to take MAT 2410  will need to take the prerequisite course(s). All courses will count toward the AS degree. Additional courses may be transferable to one or more of the public four-year colleges or universities in Colorado. For specific information, please see a college advisor.

This emphasis is available at Colorado Mountain College in Dillon, Leadville, Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs, and Vail Valley at Edwards. Not every course is offered on every campus, some campuses require technology enhanced modalities to complete the emphasis.

Learn more about the Associate of Science

General Education Requirements (31 credits)

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Written Communication (GT-CO1-3)

Select 2 courses (6 credits) from the following:

Mathematics (GT-MA1)

Select 1 course (3 credits) from the following:

Arts & Humanities (GT-AH1-4)

Select 2 courses (6 credits) from content areas:

GT-AH1: Arts and Expression  
GT-AH2: Literature and Humanities  
GT-AH3: Ways of Thinking  
GT-AH4: World Languages  

History (GT-HI1)

Select 1 course (3 credits) from content area GT-HI1: History  

Social & Behavioral Sciences (GT-SS1-3)

Select 1 course (3 credits) from content areas:

GT-SS1: Economic or Political Systems  
GT-SS2: Geography  
GT-SS3: Human Behavior, Culture, and Social Frameworks  

Natural & Physical Sciences (GT-SC1-2)

Take 2 courses (7 credits) from content areas:

GT-SC1: Natural and Physical Sciences with Lab  
GT-SC2: Natural and Physical Sciences without Lab  

Note: credits over 7 will be applied to electives

Emphasis Requirements (8 credits)

Both courses are required, credits over 8 will be applied to electives.

Electives (21 credits)

  •     Science or Mathematics Advised Electives  21.0 Credits

           Any 1000-2999 guaranteed transfer (◆) or general transfer (✽) course from prefixes:
           AST, BIO, CHE, ENV, GEO, GEY, MAT, MET, or PHY .

Total Credits Earned

General Education Requirements (31 credits)
Chemistry Program Requirements (8 credits)
Electives (21 credits)
Total credits toward Associate of Science with Chemistry Emphasis (60 credits)


State Guaranteed Transfer 

Generally Transferable

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (videoconferencing, hybrid, or online).