What Can You Do With an AS-T in Chemistry?

Transfer efficiently to a CSU. Your AS-T credits are guaranteed to transfer and count as the first two years of your bachelor’s at a Cal State university. Work closely with your CMC counselor to be sure you stay on track for transfer.

Choose your CSU major based on your career goals. Talk to your CMC counselor and an advisor from your CSU to choose. Chemistry, biology, physics—many STEM majors might work, depending on where you want to go next.

If you complete a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, you can pursue a range of STEM careers. Some may require you to earn a master’s or doctoral degree:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Geochemist
  • Materials scientist
  • Researcher
  • Science teacher
  • College professor

Transfer to Any Four-Year School

So, transferring to a CSU is guaranteed. What about a UC or another kind of university? It works; it just takes more planning to work well.

Your CMC credits will transfer. The question is always “how.” After you’re admitted there, your university will tell you how your A.S.-T credits will apply to your four-year degree. Plan first—don’t be surprised.

As you make CMC course selections, work closely with your CMC counselor and an advisor from the university you want to attend. Together, you can build a program of study that will transfer efficiently to your next school.

Chemistry AS-T: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 36 units of required courses
    • 31-33 units of general education requirements
    • 60 minimum transferable units
    • 0 minimum grade point average (GPA)
    • A grade of “C” or better in all required courses (a “P” grade is not acceptable for courses in the major)
  • Required Courses

    CH 001A: General Chemistry | 5 units

    CH 001B: General Chemistry | 5 units

    CH 010A: Organic Chemistry | 5 units

    CH 010B: Organic Chemistry | 5 units

    PH 004A: Physics for Scientists & Engineers | 4 units

    PH 004B: Physics for Scientists & Engineers | 4 units

    MATH 001A: Calculus | 4 units

    MATH 001B: Calculus | 4 units

  • What You Learn
    1. Chemistry’s place in modern society
    2. Physical concepts and principles that apply in all sciences
    3. How to analyze something you’ve never seen before and reason through your observations to make a representative soluble chemical model
    4. Standard chemistry lab techniques
    5. Current frontiers of chemistry and your own knowledge, including the ability to spot pseudoscience
    6. How to work well on a team and in a scientific field

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