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Are you interested in chemistry, forensic science or how the world and our bodies work on a molecular scale? M State's AS degree in chemistry gives you the foundation for a variety of careers in chemical-related fields.

The 60-credit degree is offered on our campuses in Fergus Falls and Moorhead.


Why M State

There are many advantage to earning an AS degree at M State prior to transferring to a four-year college or university:

  • Learn the basic chemical principles with dedicated instructors in small classes
  • Develop skills in the laboratory with one-on-one instruction
  • Benefit from M State's low cost per credit, which makes it an exceptional educational value
  • Enjoy a four-year college experience at a two-year college campus
  • Transfer credits seamlessly to a four-year chemistry or biochemistry degree program
  • Get involved on the Fergus Falls campus in F2CO, a student group focused on promoting chemistry at M State and in the community


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Career opportunities for chemists

There are varied career paths for chemists depending on skills and interests. Graduates of the Chemistry AS program may find career opportunities as technicians in the analytical labs of industries such as petroleum and biofuels.

Options for chemists with bachelor's and master's degrees include careers in laboratory research, forensic science, science education, chemical engineering, medicine, health sciences, the chemical industry, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, environmental sciences, food science, law, hazardous waste management, geochemistry, metallurgy and consumer products.


Required courses for the Chemistry AS degree

  • General Inorganic Chemistry I and II
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • College Writing
  • Writing About Literature
  • Calculus I
  • College Physics I and II or University Physics I and II
  • Calculus II orIntroduction to Statistics


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