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Henry Ford Community College

Program Guide: Chemistry

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MATH 180 5
Social Science elective 3
CHEM 141 5
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
CHEM 142 5
Humanities elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
World Perspectives elective 3
CHEM 241 4
PHYS 131 4
Social Science elective 3
Second Semester
Humanities elective 3
CHEM 242 + 244 6
Elective 3
PHYS 132 4


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking a B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Students interested in the Professional Chemistry emphasis should take PHYS 241 + 242 + 243 instead of PHYS 131 + 132.  Students interested in the Professional Chemistry emphasis can take MATH 183 if time permits.
  • This guide assumes students are ready to begin in MATH 180.
  • Accreditation: Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.
  • A bridge course of CHM 249 may be required at Grand Valley.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.    Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 131, ANTH 152, ARA 232, FRE 232, GEOG 132, GER 232, HIST 113, SPN 232, WR 131, WR 232, WR 233, WR 240
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 151, HIST 152, HIST 255, SOC 132, SOC 151
  • Students interested in teacher certification should not take a U.S. Diversity course.
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSY 131 as a social science elective.


Chemists with bachelor's degrees find employment in all areas of manufacturing, agribusiness, energy production, and health care, and in a wide variety of industrial, governmental, and medical laboratories. Areas of employment include product development and testing, quality control, environmental monitoring, and pollution control. Outside of the laboratory, chemists are employed by chemical and pharmaceutical companies in sales, technical service, and various phases of business.

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