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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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Chemistry Transfer, Biochemistry majors transferring to Montana State University - Bozeman

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Chemistry is broadly defined as the physical science of matter and the changes matter undergoes. This discipline includes the study of atoms and molecules, and how these sub-microscopic objects combine with one another in chemical reactions. Understanding the fundamentals of chemistry serves as a foundation to nearly all other areas of science. Applications of chemistry are widespread in industry, environmental science, and medicine. A few careers that rely heavily on chemical principles are chemical engineering, biology, pharmacy, pharmacology, medicine, veterinary medicine, geology, psychology, criminology, business, industry, law, journalism, and art.

In addition to courses required in their major areas of study, colleges and universities require students working toward baccalaureate degrees to complete certain general education requirements. Students should be able to complete the general education requirements of the Montana University System and earn an Associate of Science (AS) degree by following FVCC’s chemistry transfer program. Students intending to begin their work at FVCC toward a degree or a major in chemistry should carefully consult the current catalog of the college or university to which they anticipate transferring. Every program has specific degree requirements. Montana State University - Bozeman offers bachelor degrees in chemistry and biochemistry with professional and teaching options. Montana Tech of The University of Montana offers bachelor programs in chemistry and biochemistry. The University of Montana - Missoula offers bachelor degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, biological chemistry, environmental chemistry, and pharmacology. MSU and UM also offer graduate study programs leading to the MS and PhD degrees.

Associate of Science Degree

Suggested course of study for a transfer in Biochemistry to Montana State University - Bozeman:

First Year

First Semester Total: 17

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 20

Second Year

Fall Semester

First Semester Total: 19

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 18

Total Credits: 74

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                    
Russ Lamson David Long, Ph.D.
LRC 129 RH 109
(406) 756-3885 (406) 756-3895
rlamson@fvcc.edu dlong@fvcc.edu

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students may earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for some transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements  for requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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