Chemistry

Arts and Sciences/A.A.

The chemistry program at Potomac State College includes the first two years of work toward a B.S. or B.A. in chemistry. Courses provide a strong foundation in general and organic chemistry. Laboratory work includes the use of instrumentation and computers. The goal of the program is to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution and complete their bachelor's degree. Students successfully completing the course work at Potomac State are admitted to West Virginia University as junior chemistry majors.

If pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree, six credit-hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level are required. If pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree, a foreign language is not required.

Career Opportunities: Upon completion of the B.S. in chemistry, a student can secure employment as a chemist in various industries such as chemical, iron and steel, paper or petroleum. Another option is to pursue an advanced degree in chemistry such as a Masters or Doctorate.

The B.A. program allows students to pursue advanced degrees in chemistry or to apply for admission to professional schools such as medicine, pharmacy or dentistry. Admission requirements to these advanced studies can easily be accommodated within the B.A. program.

Requirements for Graduation

In order to earn an Associate of Arts Degree in Arts and Sciences with a major in Chemistry, a student must complete a minimum of 63 credit-hours of required and elective course work.

Click here to view the recommended Two-Year Sequence Advisement Sheet pdf