Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Natural Sciences
Institute: Science & Technology
College: SAC

What is the Chemistry program?

Chemistry is the study of matter and how the substances that compose our world interact with each other. This program prepares you for continued education in health, sciences, technology, engineering and more.

What will I learn?

You’ll explore the composition, structure and properties of matter and the ways it interacts, combines and changes with other matter. You’ll get direct contact with elements, compounds and mixtures, including hands-on activity in a laboratory setting to reinforce learning through application.

What can I do with this course of study?

This course of study creates a pathway to a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and other natural sciences. A chemistry background allows you to pursue a career in healthcare, science and other professions, including nurses, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, photographers, firefighters, chemists, biologists, geologists, engineers, and physicists.

What's special about this program?

This program is designed with the transfer student in mind. Your associate of science degree in chemistry closely aligns with the first two years of a four-year program. Chemistry students can take advantage of the ChemSpot, a tutoring and learning center staffed by faculty and student tutors providing on-demand help with math and chemistry topics.

Degrees and Certificates


Jennifer Caraway
CG 103
(210) 486-0049


Saumil Christian
CG 103
(210) 486-0841

Jeremy Motley
CG 107
(210) 486-0057

Gerardo Ramirez
CG 117
(210) 486-0843

Jianxia Zhang
CG 117
(210) 486-0826



Hadi Arman
CG 209


Freddie Polk
CG 209



Cynthia Reyes
Chemistry Lab Tech
CG 213
(210) 486-0048

Valarie Villarreal
Chemistry Lab Tech
CG 213
(210) 486-0048


Contact Us

David Wood
Interim Chair
Chemistry/Geology (CG) 204
(210) 486-0063

Debbie Dye
Academic Unit Assistant
CG 207
(210) 486-0840 / (210) 486-0045