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Chemistry is the science that deals with the composition, structure, and properties of matter and with the changes matter undergoes. There are many different employment opportunities open to chemists. A chemist can work in a laboratory or research environment asking questions and testing hypotheses with experiments. Another possibility for a chemist is to work on a computer developing theories or models or to predict reactions. Some chemists do field work. Others contribute advice on chemistry for projects. Some chemists write. Some chemists teach. Others use chemistry to enter the medical field.
The chemistry program offers two associate degrees: the Associate in Arts (A.A.) and the Associate in Science (A.S.). The courses in this program can prepare students for technicianlevel jobs or university transfer to Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree programs in chemistry.