Majors & Programs

Majors and Programs

At UC Clermont, we offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Some programs are intended for transition to UC Clifton or to other baccalaureate institutions, while others are career-oriented degrees leading directly to employment after graduation.

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Chemistry - AS

What is Chemistry - AS?

Chemistry is the study of material on the molecular level: how molecules are structured, how they react with each other and under what conditions, how can they be modified and how each modification affects physical properties. Chemistry affects everything from food to medicine, from pollution control to paint formulation, from permanent-press clothes to kitchen counter tops. Most of the work of chemistry is done in research, applications or quality-control laboratories.

Many who study chemistry do so as preparation for a career in medicine or pharmacology.

This program provides you with the first two years toward completion of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

Success Factors

You should have good math and problem-solving skills, enjoy science and be detail oriented. You should also enjoy hands-on work and have a high tolerance for unpleasant odors.

Career Possibilities

A bachelor’s degree is the minimum educational requirement for many beginning jobs in chemistry. Although your career opportunities are somewhat limited without an advanced degree, you can start your career in testing and inspecting, quality control or as a chemical research technician. You may, like many chemistry graduates, also enter medical, dental, veterinary or allied health professional schools.

While a master’s degree is sufficient for some jobs in applied research, you will need your PhD for college teaching, independent research and for advancement to administrative research and management positions.

Minoring in Chemistry - AS

You cannot minor in pre-chemistry.

If you are enrolled in a two-year transitional degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year baccalaureate. Generally, you will select a minor when you transfer to your four-year institution.

Curriculum Guides

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Special Programs

Our Learning Center is one of this campus’s best student resources ... and it’s free! If you are returning to college after a long absence or feel under-prepared for the challenges of college, our Learning Center is just what you need.

  • Tutoring - The Learning Center offers individual and group tutoring in most college subjects. Math and English help are available during most open hours.
  • ESL - The Learning Center supports English as a Second Language.
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Freshman Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Transferring to UC Requirements

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

International Student Requirements

You will require a TOFEL score of 187 (computer test) or 515 (paper exam) if your formal education is from a country where English is not a primary language or if your documents do not clearly indicate your proficiency in English. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call Enrollment Services (513-732-5319) for details.

You will be charged nonresident tuition.

You should also note that UC Clermont College is nonresidential (no dorms or other housing is available), and finding local housing will be up to you. There is no bus transportation available to the campus, so you will also need reliable transportation of your own. It is possible to live in a dorm on the main UC campus and commute to Clermont College; however, we are 26 miles away and traffic can be challenging in the city.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Enrollment Services (513-732-5319) for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Application Deadlines

UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. We accept applications all year long and you may start any semester. Financial aid takes six to eight weeks to process. We recommend that you apply at least 10 weeks prior to your desired attendance.

You should plan to start chemistry in fall semester, because the basic series of foundation courses required for this program starts fall and continues sequentially through the spring.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry - AS

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years


UC Clermont & UC East

Admission Criteria



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