Richard Jelier, Ph.D.

Richard Jelier, Ph.D.

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Program Guide: Chemistry

First Year

First Semester
ENG 110 3
CHM 120 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
MATH 160 5
Second Semester
ENG 111 3
CHM 130 4
World Perspectives elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
CHM 220 5
PHY 111 or 221 4-5
Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Second Semester
CHM 230 5
PHY 112 or 222 4-5
Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking the B.A. degree are required to demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.  
  • PHY 221 and 222 should be taken in place of PHY 111 and 112 for students seeking the professional emphasis in chemistry.
  • 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.
  • This guide assumes students are ready to begin in MATH 160.
  • If time permits students seeking the professional emphasis should take MATH 162.
  • Students interested in Biochemistry and Biotechnology should take BIO 101 if time permits.
  • Accreditation: Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSY 150 as a social science elective
  • World Perspective electives:  FRL 206, FRL 255, GEO 102, HRY 101, HRY 252, HUM 205, PHI 209, PHI 202, SOC 201
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HRY 102, HRY 103, SOC 103, SOC 200, SOC 205



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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