Offered at: Boulder, Larimer, Westminster
You can earn an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree at FRCC and transfer to Colorado public four-year schools.
Multiple Career Paths
A degree in Chemistry opens the door to careers as a:
Medical professional, such as doctor, dentist, pharmacist or chiropractor
- Environmental, chemical, or quality control laboratory technician
- Researcher in fields such as chemical, environmental or medical
- Secondary science teacher
- Technical writer
- Advocate for science policy or social impact
See Chemistry Degree and Course Information
For students who want to complete a degree in chemistry and are academically prepared to take college chemistry (CHE 111) and calculus (MAT 201), the A.S. in Chemistry is the most direct path to a Bachelor’s degree in this field.
It is important for students who are not college chemistry and calculus ready to work with their Pathways Advisor to develop the best academic plan based on where they are starting, and where they are hoping to transfer.
With this degree you can transfer to the following Colorado public four-year schools:
- Adams State University
- Colorado Mesa University
- Colorado State University-Fort Collins
- Colorado State University-Pueblo
- Fort Lewis College
- Metropolitan State University of Denver
- University of Colorado-Boulder
- University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
- University of Colorado-Denver
- University of Northern Colorado
- Western State Colorado University
Be sure to talk with an advisor
when selecting your courses to ensure you will complete your degree on time with the classes you need.
Paid Internship Opportunity
Geo-Launchpad is a paid summer internship open to all Colorado community college students to develop research skills for a career in science, engineering, or technology. This eleven week program takes place at UNAVCO located in Boulder, CO from mid-May to early-August. Learn more.
Where to start your college education is big decision. There are many reasons to start your education at FRCC.
An A.A. or A.S. degree from FRCC will transfer to all public four-year colleges and universities in Colorado to fulfill most, if not all, general education requirements for Bachelor’s degrees. FRCC offers more than 125 courses in 34 subject areas approved for guaranteed transfer.
Our annual tuition and fees are 55 percent less than the average tuition and fees at Colorado's public four-year schools in the Denver-Boulder-Fort Collins metro areas. Completing two years of college at FRCC would save you $12,000! See current tuition rates.
We’ve got great teachers. They come to us with great passion for what they do. They make classroom subjects real and exciting.
At FRCC you won't be lost in the crowd. Our average class size is less than 20 students. You can expect to learn a lot and have a great time doing it in small classes where you get lots of personal interaction.
Our courses transfer to four-year colleges because the coursework is the same. You will be taking the same classes as a student in the same major at a four-year school, but within a much smaller class size with direct interaction with your instructor.
We have four convenient locations where classes are offered: Boulder County Campus in Longmont, Larimer Campus in Fort Collins, Westminster Campus and Brighton Center. We also offer more than 350 classes online so you can complete courses on your own schedule.