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Chemistry Program

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. -Marie Curie, Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist

What is Chemistry?

Scientists with degrees in Chemistry do remarkable things. Marie Curie discovered radium, the reactive element long used to treat cancer, and gave us the word “radioactive.” Chemists also solve crimes, develop disease-resistance crops, perfect new paint colors, safeguard the environment, and, even, create new soft drink flavors, among many other things. Chemistry is the branch of science that studies the compositional properties of matter and the interactions that occur between atoms and between molecules.

The Chemistry Program at Macomb

Through both classroom and laboratory work, Macomb’s Chemistry Program will provide you with a solid foundation in chemistry, calculus and physics, allowing you to purse advanced degrees in Chemistry.

Chemistry Courses at Macomb Community College

In the Chemistry Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • General Chemistry
  • Analytic Geometry & Calculus
  • College Physics
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • Analytical Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry

With an Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry, you will be qualified for positions that include chemical technician and chemical engineering technician.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry

The minimum educational requirement for becoming a chemist is a bachelor’s degree, and the credits earned in Macomb’s Chemistry Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Chemistry Program?

For more information about Macomb’s Chemistry Program, contact the Associate Dean at South Campus: 586.445.7354 or, or at Center Campus: 586.286.2147 or

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