The Chemistry program at Sierra College is designed to meet the needs of the diverse community of interests served by the community college. A full program of chemistry for the professional scientist is offered through analytical chemistry and a two-semester course in organic chemistry. A separate track is offered for nursing students that presents general inorganic, organic and biochemistry in a one-year sequence. The Chemistry Department also has a strong commitment to the student with no prior chemistry, or to those whose background is weak.
The entire program is taught with a strong emphasis on the laboratory. In the more advanced classes, students receive hands-on experience with a wide variety of instruments.
TRANSFER MAJOR REQUIREMENTS in Chemistry are available in the Counseling Center. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements. Four-year graduates in Chemistry are qualified for positions in research, industry, education, engineering and the allied medical fields.
There are many kinds of career opportunities available to you if you major in Chemistry. We provide all of the basic classes you’ll need to transfer to a four-year college or university. Our coursework covers chemical interaction, mathematic problems, and hands-on lab work. Seek a laboratory career or specialize as a pharmacist; there is plenty of options you can choose from.