Chemistry Degree

The completion of the following courses (in the attachment below) is appropriate for those planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a major in chemistry. You are urged to consult with a chemistry faculty advisor before beginning any program of study. These courses provide the basic preparation leading to Chemistry related careers. Some courses might not be offered each semester.


Associate of Science

Chemistry Area of Study (AS Degree)

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university. Click here to see the degrees that transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities.  Also take a look at our transfer guide.

Career Paths / Options in Chemistry

  • Air Analyst
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Assayer
  • Biochemist
  • Brewer Lab Assistant
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemist
  • Clinical Specialist
  • Color Development Chemist
  • Combustion Engineer
  • Computer Software Eng.
  • Cosmetics Engineer
  • Crime Lab Analyst
  • Dentist
  • Developmental Scientist
  • Electron/Chemical Researcher
  • Entomologist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • EPA Inspector
  • Fire Protection Engineer
  • Food/Scientist/Technologist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • General Surgery Resident
  • Geochemist
  • Geologist
  • Glass Industry Manager
  • Hydrologist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Inorganic Chemist
  • Laboratory Tester
  • Metallurgical Engineer
  • Microbiologist
  • Narcotics Investigator
  • Nuclear Chemical Technician
  • Nutritional Chemist
  • Oceanographer
  • Optometrist
  • Organic Chemist
  • Paint Industry Scientist
  • Patent Agent
  • Perfumer
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Product Tester
  • Psychiatrist
  • Radiologist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Research Analytical Chemist
  • Research Associate
  • Sanitarian
  • Science Laboratory Technician
  • Surgeon
  • Teacher
  • Textiles Industry Chemist
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Water Purification Chemist
  • Yeast culture Developer

See your advisor to map out your educational pathway to your chosen career path.


About Red Rocks Community College: We are a two-year college with two beautiful campuses located in Lakewood and Arvada. With the help of our supportive learning community of faculty and staff, we offer flexible online, weekend, self-paced, accelerated and traditional classes that transfer easily to any four-year college in Colorado. RRCC is a community college that provides degrees and certificates for new or returning students, and concurrent enrollment for high school students since 1969.