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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayScience, Technology, Engineering & Math
AdvisorJessica Edwards, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemistry
850.769.1551 ext 6020

Senior Administrative AssistantKathy Bleday

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Chemistry, AA

Take the Next Step Toward the Chemistry University Transfer Track Program

Congratulations, you have chosen a major which will challenge your talents and provide you important insight into the way the physical world works.  There are many opportunities in academia, industry and government service to apply your knowledge and have a rewarding and successful career. This is an exciting time to become a chemist! Chemists are needed everywhere.  No matter what your interest, there is a chemistry career for you.  You can conduct research to develop new drugs and materials or to gain insights into biological and physical systems.  You can develop new instruments capable of measuring 10-15 grams of material.  You can ensure compliance with environmental regulations or detect evidence at crime scenes.  Your analysis can ensure that industrial products are safe and meet their quality control specifications.   These are only a few of the exciting careers in chemistry.  

 And, you’ll be paid well. The Occupational Outlook Handbook  reports the mean salary for a chemist is $74,720 per year.

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Chemistry Program Course Requirements


ENC1101, English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Calculus I & II
General Chemistry
Biological Science
Behavioral Sciences
Chemistry Courses
Physics Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with a Chemistry AA Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Hazardous waste chemist
Chemical technician
High school chemistry teacher
Laboratory manager
Chemical engineer
Forensic scientist

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida

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