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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Chemistry Transfer Pathway A.S. offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Chemistry bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

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PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of experimental and theoretical chemistry.
  • Explain and apply skills in analytical thinking and problem solving, and apply scientific methods to experimental data.
  • Demonstrate skills in laboratory operations including making accurate and precise measurements, preparing solutions, operating instrumentation, experimental design, and the interpretation and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data and results.
  • Communicate their own data and analysis in oral and written communications that uses tables and graphs, describes detailed experimental procedures, and clearly explains conclusions, in order to create clear and compelling papers, posters, or presentations.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in the classroom and in the laboratory.
  • Apply learned concepts to everyday situations and experiences and critically evaluate contributions to science reported in the media; identify valid approaches to scientific problem solving and reporting.

A student completing Lake Superior College’s Chemistry Transfer Pathway and transferring into a designated bachelor’s program in Chemistry at a Minnesota State University will have junior standing and may complete the bachelor’s degree within an additional 60 credits. Students will be able to transfer to the following designated majors at these Minnesota State universities:

  • Bemidji State University: Chemistry, B.A.; Chemistry, B.S.
  • Metropolitan State University: Chemistry, B.S.
  • Minnesota State, Mankato: Chemistry – ACS Approved, B.S.
  • Minnesota State, Moorhead: Chemistry, B.A.; Chemistry, B.S.
  • Southwest State University: Chemistry, B.A.
  • St. Cloud State University: Chemistry ACS Approved B.S.
  • Winona State University: Chemistry, B.S. (ACS Environmental Chemistry and ACS Material Chemistry)

In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a Minnesota State University’s designated program in chemistry you must earn an overall grade point average as indicated by the university to which you will transfer.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDENT AVERAGING 15 CREDITS PER SEMESTER

Semester 1
FYE 1000 First Year Experience
ENGL 1106 College Composition I
CHEM 1210 General Chemistry I
MATH 2204 Calculus I

Semester 2
CHEM 1211– General Chemistry II
MATH 2205 Calculus II
COMM 1100, 1105, 1110, or 1115
Goal Area 5 course

Semester 3
CHEM 2110 Organic Chemistry I
PHYS 2201 General Physics
Goal Area 6 course
Unrestricted elective (Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10)

Semester 4
CHEM 2111 Organic Chemistry II
PHYS 2202 General Physics II
ENGL 1109 College Composition II

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