What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Chemistry Pathway, A.S.

Phone: 678-212-7523

What Is Chemistry?

Chemistry is a physical science that helps us describe and explain our world. It is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form others and how substances interact with energy. Every material in existence, including the human body, is made of matter. Almost everything humans touch, taste or smell is made of chemicals. Chemistry is involved in daily and monumental tasks, from growing and cooking food to cleaning our homes and bodies to launching a space shuttle.

Why Study Chemistry?

An understanding of basic chemistry concepts is important in almost every profession. Chemistry opens doors to exciting careers in medical research, biological sciences, nanotechnology, earth and atmospheric sciences, energy, pharmacy, new materials discovery and forensics opportunities. Studying chemistry provides tools to understand the world around you: How does ozone protect us from the sun? What makes hot sauce hot? What causes snake venom to be poisonous? Just what are calories, and why do they make me gain weight? Chemical scientists know the answers to such questions. They educate us about our surroundings and make our lives safer and longer.

At Perimeter College, you can take Chemistry courses on all five campuses. Chemistry lecture courses (not laboratory courses) required for the Chemistry  Pathway also are offered online.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

Chemistry Pathway, A.S.

Phone: 678-212-7523

What Is Chemistry?

Chemistry is a physical science that helps us describe and explain our world. It is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form others and how substances interact with energy. Every material in existence, including the human body, is made of matter. Almost everything humans touch, taste or smell is made of chemicals. Chemistry is involved in daily and monumental tasks, from growing and cooking food to cleaning our homes and bodies to launching a space shuttle.

Why Study Chemistry?

An understanding of basic chemistry concepts is important in almost every profession. Chemistry opens doors to exciting careers in medical research, biological sciences, nanotechnology, earth and atmospheric sciences, energy, pharmacy, new materials discovery and forensics opportunities. Studying chemistry provides tools to understand the world around you: How does ozone protect us from the sun? What makes hot sauce hot? What causes snake venom to be poisonous? Just what are calories, and why do they make me gain weight? Chemical scientists know the answers to such questions. They educate us about our surroundings and make our lives safer and longer.

At Perimeter College, you can take Chemistry courses on all five campuses. Chemistry lecture courses (not laboratory courses) required for the Chemistry  Pathway also are offered online.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

How much does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Students should consult with advisors to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisors about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.

Pathway Highlights

“I didn’t think it was possible to have a career in science, but the faculty and staff at Perimeter College helped me find my dream career and the path to make it come true. Thanks, Perimeter! I couldn’t have gotten here without you!”

Alexandra Brosius
Perimeter College Alumnas
 Doctoral Student and Research Assistant
Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
Pennsylvania State University

 

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josh-headshot-200“My high-school chemistry curriculum really didn’t do the subject justice. When I got to Perimeter and started taking chemistry I was worried I’d hate it. Quite the opposite happened. I found the lectures and labs very interesting and engaging, and chemistry became one of the classes I looked forward to each week.”

Joshua Dierberger
Perimeter College Student
Clarkston Campus

 

Careers

The number of jobs for chemists is expected to grow 3 percent by 2018. A degree in chemistry opens the door to a variety of jobs, including:

    ·       Ballistics expert
    ·       Biochemist
    ·       Chemical safety engineer
    ·       Dialysis technician
    ·       Crime lab analyst
    ·       Fingerprint technician
    ·       Food and drug inspector
    ·       Hazardous waste manager
    ·       Histology technician
    ·       Hydrographer
    ·       Industrial hygienist
    ·       Medical technician
    ·       Natural resource specialist
    ·       Oil and petroleum chemist
    ·       Researcher
    ·       Soil scientist
    ·       Teacher
    ·       Toxicologist
    ·       Water resource specialist
    ·       X-ray technician

Pathway Details

As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.

9022 Chemistry Pathway

Associate of Science, Pathway – Chemistry

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42) Recommendations

Area A:

  • Required course: MATH 1112 College Trigonometry (3), MATH 1113 Precalculus (3), or any higher-level mathematics course) (4)

Area D:

  • Recommended courses:
    • CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I (3) and CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry I Lab (1)
    • CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II (3) and CHEM 1212L Principles of Chemistry II Lab (1)
  • Required course: MATH 2211 Calculus of One Variable (4), MATH 2201 Calculus for the Life Sciences I (4), or a higher-level mathematics course.

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 hours)

  1. Carry over from Areas A and/or D (1-2):
    • Students will carry one additional credit hour over to Area F for each 4-credit-hour mathematics course taken in Area A and/or Area D.
  2. Required Courses (16):
    • CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I (3) and CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry I Lab (1) (If not taken in Area D)
    • CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II (3) and CHEM 1212L Principles of Chemistry II Lab (1) (If not taken in Area D)
    • CHEM 2400 Organic Chemistry I (3) and CHEM 2400L Organic Chemistry Lab I (1)
    • CHEM 2410 Organic Chemistry II (3) and CHEM 2410L Organic Chemistry Lab II (1)
  3. Select additional elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • BIOL 2107 Principles of Biology I (3) and BIOL 2107L Principles of Biology I Lab (1)
    • BIOL 2108 Principles of Biology II (3) and BIOL 2108L Principles of Biology II Lab (1)
    • BIOL 2300 Microbiology and Public Health (3)
    • CHEM 2950 Chemistry Research (2-5)
    • MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics (3)
    • MATH 2202 Calculus for the Life Sciences II (4)
    • MATH 2212 Calculus of One Variable II (4)
    • MATH 2215 Multivariate Calculus (4)
    • PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics I (3) and PHYS 2211L Principles of Physics I Lab (1)
    • PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II (3) and PHYS 2212L Principles of Physics II Lab (1)
    • RSCH 1203 Research Strategies and Technology (1)
  • Students intending to pursue the B.S. in Chemistry at the Georgia State University-Atlanta campus must complete math courses through MATH 2202 or MATH 2212 and must take Principles of Physics I and II to complete Area F. Consult your academic advisor for additional guidance.
  • All separate lecture and lab course combinations (e.g., BIOL 2107 and BIOL 2107L; CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L) are commonly offered as a combined course at Georgia State University-Atlanta (e.g., BIOL 2107K; CHEM 1211K. The combined (K) courses and separate lecture and lab (L) courses cover the same subject matter and are considered equivalent courses.

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Admissions
For help with applying or admissions, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at 404-413-2500.

Clarkston Campus

Dr. Michael Nelson
Associate Chair
Clarkston Campus
678-891-3782
mnelson38@gsu.edu

Shamin Shah
Administrative Secretary
Clarkston Campus
678-891-3789
sshah7@gsu.edu

Decatur Campus

Dr. Pamela Legett-Robinson
Associate Chair
Decatur Campus
678-891-2602
Pleggett1@gsu.edu

Linda York
Administrative Secretary
Decatur Campus
678-891-2609
Lyork@gsu.edu

Dunwoody Campus

Dr. Glenn Nomura
Associate Chair
Dunwoody Campus
770-274-5062
gnomura@gsu.edu

Ms. Connie Fickenscher
Administrative Secretary
Dunwoody Campus
770-274-5071
Cfickenscher@gsu.edu

 

Newton Campus

Dr. Michael Sakuta
Associate Chair
Newton Campus
770-278-1268
Msakuta@gsu.edu

Jill Heft
Administrative Secretary
Newton Campus
770-278-1263
Jheft@gsu.edu

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