May 27, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT) 
  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT)

Chemistry Studies - TAP/CSCU Transfer Degree, AA (CHEM-AA-TAP)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers, Tunxis


DRAFT CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this draft catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this draft catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • This catalog is a draft to be finalized in the Spring of 2023. The policies, courses and programs described are not applicable until the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

Chemistry is the branch of science that deals with the composition, structure, properties, and reaction of matter. Chemistry is a physical science within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) area of study. The Chemistry Studies program integrates scientific knowledge, laboratory skills and critical thinking. This program provides a solid grounding in Chemistry, as well as Mathematics and Physics, in preparation for continued study at junior-level status at a baccalaureate institution.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Employ chemical principles by utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the solution of chemistry problems in the areas of general chemistry and organic chemistry.
  • Plan and implement data collection strategies appropriate to a particular scientific question, record and present the data clearly, and analyze the results accurately.
  • Recall and employ the proper procedures and regulations for safe handling, use, and disposal of chemicals.

Students who earn an Associate in Arts degree in Chemistry Studies can transfer their degree to either the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) or Western Connecticut State University (WCSU). Students will be credited as meeting the General Education requirements. Students must remain in the corresponding Chemistry major program for the following bachelor’s degrees:

CCSU: Chemistry - American Chemical Society (ACS) Certified, Bachelor of Science
CCSU: Chemistry - General Program, B.S.
SCSU: Chemistry - ACS Certified, B.S.
SCSU: Chemistry - non-ACS Certified, B.S.
WCSU: Chemistry - ACS Certified, B.S.
WCSU: Chemistry - non-ACS Certified, B.S

Full-time students may complete this program in two years. Most courses may not be taken online, and some courses are offered during summer sessions. Students who transfer should be able to graduate in 2 years. This assumes a student follows the degree pathway plan created for the student at the time of admission to a four-year school listed above. There are laboratory fees associated with most program courses.

Pathway Courses (29 credits)


Unrestricted Free Electives (9 credits)


Students should consider beginning or completing work on foreign language requirements (at CCSU and WCSU) not already met in high school and beginning work on a minor (required at CCSU in some majors - up to 9 credits can be completed at the community college).

Total Credits: 62-63