Dual/Joint Degree Program with York

Chemistry matters. It’s the study of matter—how it interacts, transforms and changes. If you’re looking to learn about the very substance of the world, find a great job and help improve society, explore chemistry at Queensborough!

Armed with an A.S. in Chemistry, you can transfer to York College to complete a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Our education can open doors to growing career opportunities in the local economy including the biomedical and personal care industries and food and health related manufacturing. Maybe you’ll invent a product that can improve life for us all! Get started here!

Common Core Credits
REQUIRED CORE: I. A: English Composition I, II (Take ENGL 101 & 102) 6
REQUIRED CORE: I. B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (Required: MA 441)* 4
REQUIRED CORE: I. C: Life & Physical Sciences (Required: CH 151)* 4.5
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. A: World Cultures & Global Issues (HI 110, 111, 112 recommended) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. B: U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (SP 211 recommended) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. C: Creative Expression (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. D: Individual & Society (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. E: Scientific World (Required: BI 201)* 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: II: A, B, C, D or E (Required: CH 152)* 4.5
Subtotal 35
Major
MA 442 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 4
CH 251 Organic Chemistry I 5
CH 252 Organic Chemistry II 5
BI 202 General Biology II 4
Subtotal 18
Additional Major Requirements
HE 102 Health, Behavior and Society 2
Foreign Language or Liberal Arts and Sciences 3-4
Subtotal 5-6
Elective(s)
Free electives 1-2
Total 60

*Students are required to take particular courses in some areas of the Common Core that fulfill both general education and major requirements. If students do not take the required courses in the Common Core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.
All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

Dual/Joint A.S. Degree in Chemistry and B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (York College) - Catalog Year 2016-17

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 441 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5

(Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

4

Pre-req.: MA 440 Pre-Calculus ( 4 credits)1

CH 151 General Chemistry 1 5

(Required Core 1.C. Life & Physical Sciences)

4.5

Pre-req.: MA 119 College Algebra (3 credits) and MA 121 Trigonometry (1 credit) or placement

Flexible Core - One course from 2

2.A. World Cultures & Global Issues OR 2.B. U. S. in Its Diversity OR 2.C. Creative Expression OR 2.D. Individual & Society

3

Check individual courses for pre- and co-requisites

Total credits for the term

14.5


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 102 English Composition II (Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement

MA 442 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

4

Pre-req.: MA 441 with grade of C or better

CH 152 General Chemistry II (Flexible Core 2. E.) 5

4.5

Pre-req.: CH 151

Flexible Core one course from 2. A, B, C, or D2

3

Check pre-req. and co-req. for individual courses

HE 102 Health, Behavior and Society

2

Co-req.: BE 122 or BE 226

Total credits for the term

16.5


Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

CH 251 Organic Chemistry I

5

Pre-req.: CH 152 or permission of department

BI 201 General Biology I (Flexible Core 2.E.) 5

4

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exempt

Flexible Core one course from 2. A, B, C, or D2

3

Check pre-req. and co-req. for individual courses

Foreign Language or Liberal Arts and Sciences

3-4

Check pre-req. and co-req. for individual courses


Total credits for the term

15-16


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

CH 252 Organic Chemistry II

5

Pre-req.: CH 251

BI 202 General Biology II

4

Pre-req.: BI 201

Flexible Core one course from 2. A, B, C, or D2

3

Check pre-req. and co-req. for individual courses

Free elective

1-2

Check pre-req. and co-req. for individual courses

Total credits for the term

13-14

Total credits required for the A.S. in Chemistry

60

Notes:

  1. Students who do not place into MA 441 (Analytical Geometry and Calculus I) will need to take the pre-requisite credit courses indicated above, which do not count toward the program requirements.
  2. Each of these Flexible Core courses should be selected from a different category (A, B, C, or D).
  3. All students must complete two (2) WI-designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  4. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  5. Students are required to take particular courses in some areas of the Common Core that fulfill both general education and major requirements. If students do not take the required courses in the Common Core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

Dual/Joint A.S. in Chemistry leading to the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences at York College - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Discipline specific outcomes: A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods and perspectives that students gain through study of the social sciences and history, the natural sciences, the arts and the humanities. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation; they equip students to make informed judgments and engage with life beyond the classroom.
    1. Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments
    2. Apply concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to examine natural phenomena and to make informed decisions
    3. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria to examine or create works in the humanities and the arts and to make informed judgments

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competency in the concepts and methods of the foundation mathematics and sciences courses required for transfer to the junior year in Pharmaceutical Sciences at York College (general chemistry, organic chemistry, general biology, & calculus) and/or the junior year of a senior college offering a B.A. or B.S. in chemistry major.
  2. Apply concepts learned in the classroom and make conclusions based on scientific thinking
  3. Work collaboratively in the laboratory to acquire and analyze data and to solve problems
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities as they relate to the sciences
  5. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

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