Chemistry Sample Transfer Plan

Chemistry Sample Transfer Plan at Harper College

Transfer to a four-year university to study Chemistry

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Get your Associate in Science degree and transfer to a four-year institution to study chemistry or a related major. Take core courses along with chemistry-focused classes in general chemistry, calculus with analytic geometry, general physics, organic chemistry and more.

Harper's science courses are taught in state-of-the-art laboratories by instructors who are experts in their respective fields. You can apply to be an assistant on a variety of faculty-led research projects. Gain additional experience outside the classroom by participating in the Chemistry Club or one of many other extracurricular activities available to students.

Academic advisors will help you choose courses that meet the specific requirements of the four-year college or university you plan to attend.

Sample transfer plan

This sample transfer planning guide meets the requirements of the Associate in Science degree and follows the Illinois Articulation Initiative chemistry baccalaureate major recommendations. Students are also encouraged to complete course sequences at the same institution prior to transfer. Students choosing to follow this sample plan need to choose the major of Associate in Science if needing financial aid. Transfer institution requirements may vary - students should check individual college/university requirements before completing the sample plan as outlined. Baccalaureate admission may be competitive. Completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission.

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
CHM 121 5

Description: Studies principles of atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, states of matter, kinetic molecular theory, and solutions. Corresponding laboratory experiments include volumetric and gravimetric analyses, a qualitative study of reactions, visible spectrophotometry, and problem-based analyses. Intended for all students whose majors require general chemistry, including science majors and pre-professionals. The course also satisfies a general education laboratory science requirement for students with previous chemistry experience. IAI P1 902L, IAI CHM 911

Prerequisite: (Two semesters of high school chemistry or CHM 110 with a grade of C or better) AND (MTH 080 or higher with a grade of C or better, or placement options into MTH 103). Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

ENG 101 3

Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.

Humanities and Fine Arts1 3
MTH 200 5

Description: Studies limits, continuity, derivatives, antiderivatives, and definite integrals as they relate to algebraic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Includes applications to geometry, science, and engineering. IAI M1 900-1, IAI MTH 901

Prerequisite: MTH 140 (Precalculus) with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. Math_Placement_Grid_17_18.pdf

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
CHM 122 5

Description: Continues CHM 121 as the second semester of a general chemistry sequence intended for all students whose major requires a full year of general chemistry, including science majors and pre-professionals. Includes the principles of chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base reactions, electrochemistry, and thermodynamics. Also introduces topics in organic, nuclear, transition metal, and descriptive chemistry. Laboratory includes experiments related to the lecture material. IAI CHM 912

Prerequisite: CHM 121 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

ENG 102 3

Description: Continues ENG 101. Reading literature and writing of various types of prose. Introduces methods used in writing investigative papers. IAI C1 901R

Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor or department chair.

MTH 201 5

Description: Continues MTH 200. Uses integrals to describe area and volume, studies techniques of integration, series, conics, polar coordinates and parametric equations with applications to science and engineering. IAI M1 900-2, IAI MTH 902

Prerequisite: MTH 200 (Calculus I) with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

PHY 201 5

Description: Introduces mechanics using calculus. Topics include force and motion; work and energy; rotation; oscillations; and fluids. For students in chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. IAI P2 900L, IAI PHY 911

Prerequisite: MTH 200 with a grade of C or better. Recommend concurrent enrollment in MTH 201.

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
CHM 204 5

Description: Applies modern theories of electronic structures to the study of chemical and physical properties of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and alkyl halides. Students also study reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry as they apply to the above classes of organic compounds. Laboratory includes syntheses, qualitative organic analyses, IR and visible spectrophotometry, gas chromatography, thin layer chromatography, HPLC, polarimetry, and refractometry. Intended primarily for science majors and pre-professionals. IAI CHM 913

Prerequisite: CHM 122 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

PHY 202 5

Description: Introduces electricity and magnetism using calculus. Topics include charge; electric field and potential; resistance, capacitance, and inductance; DC and AC circuits; magnetic fields; laws of Gauss, Ampere, and Faraday; Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves; geometric optics, lenses and mirrors, interference and diffraction, and polarization. Intended for students in chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. IAI PHY 912

Prerequisite: MTH 201 (Calculus II) and PHY 201 (General Physics I: Mechanics) with grades of C or better.

Social and Behavioral Science2 3
SPE 101 3

Description: Theory and practice of oral communications. Development of poise, confidence and skill in speech organization and delivery. Emphasis on frequent speaking, development of standards of criticism and selection and organization of material. IAI C2 900

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
CHM 205 5

Description: Continues CHM 204 with further study of nomenclature, stereochemistry, reactions, and mechanisms of the following functional groups: conjugated dienes, aromatics, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, and nitrogen containing compounds. Laboratory includes syntheses, qualitative organic analyses, NMR, IR and UV-Vis spectrophotometry, gas chromatography, thin layer chromatography, HPLC, polarimetry, and refractometry. Intended primarily for science majors and pre-professionals. IAI CHM 914

Prerequisite: CHM 204 with a grade of C or better.

Humanities and Fine Arts1 3
Physical and Life Science3 3
Social and Behavioral Science2 3

1 - Select at least one course from Humanities and one from Fine Arts. Interdisciplinary courses may count in either category. Refer to the Associate in Science degree for approved courses in this category. One course from Humanities and Fine Arts or from Social and Behavioral Sciences must meet the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement for the Associate in Science degree.

2 - One course from Humanities and Fine Arts or from Social and Behavioral Sciences must meet the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement for the Associate in Science degree.

3 - Select from Life Science. Refer to the Associate in Science degree for approved courses in this category.

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Next steps

For more information about chemistry courses at Harper, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, or submit a request information form. You can also apply online.