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Program Description

Chemistry is the study of the properties, the composition, and the structure of matter, the physical and chemical changes it undergoes, and the energy liberated or absorbed during those changes. The Science Department offers a program leading to an Associate of Science degree with an emphasis in Chemistry. Required courses and laboratory instruction in this program provide the student with the first two years of chemistry and related courses required for admission to bachelor's major programs. This program also provides a solid foundation in chemistry necessary for admission to professional programs and for employment in chemistry-related areas.

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Chemistry faculty at Grayson College is to encourage student success by providing quality instruction in a broad curriculum that supports university transfer and technical education.

Program Philosophy

The Chemistry program encourages the development of lifelong learners by emphasizing development of transferable skills, including teamwork, written communication and critical thinking.

Admission Information & Criteria

  • Grayson College requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Students must demonstrate college readiness in reading and mathematics.
  • MATH 1314 (or equivalent preparation) is a pre-requisite for all chemistry courses.

Job Outlook & Growth

Most jobs in research and development require substantial technical education beyond high school up to a doctorate degree; opportunities exist, however, for persons with a 2-year associate degree. Source: U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014 - 2015

Degree Plan

View the degree plan to see what courses will be taken.

Career Pathways

Achieving your educational goals in the shortest amount of time possible, and possibly collecting credentials along the way, will help you join the workforce faster. There are a number of ways to reach your goal, and Grayson College's "Pathways" will help you visualize this important journey you are about to begin. Visit Career Pathways.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid is available to eligible students enrolled in this program, including loans, grants, scholarships and work study jobs. All students should visit the Paying for College page for valuable information and resources. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the internet at (GC’s school code in Step Six is 003570) and a GC Application for Financial Aid available on the GC website on the Paying for College page. All applications should be filed by March 31st to ensure full consideration.

The Grayson College Foundation awards thousands of scholarship dollars to deserving students every year. Once you complete the FAFSA process, consider submitting an application for a scholarship. The priority deadline is March 15; however, applications are accepted until funds are depleted for the year. Learn more by visiting Scholarships.


Dr. Jane Johnson-Carr
Professor of Chemistry