You have an interest in the make up of matter. You've always wondered what the building blocks of life are. Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter. This is a diverse field that connects to the other sciences, and is often referred to as the 'study of everything'. If you're considering this pathway, the properties of substances, and the results from combining substances interests you.
- the branch of science that deals with the identification of the substances of which matter is composed.
- the investigation of the properties of and the ways in which substances interact, combine, and change.
- the use of these processes to form new substances.
What degree do I earn?
Associate in Science - Math & Science Transfer
Why isn't it a CHEMISTRY Degree?
While your degree may not say chemistry, the courses in your Guided Pathway are focused on chemistry topics.
Discover Your Guided Pathway
- Chemical Engineering
- Forensic Science
These are just a few examples, many other careers are connected to this field of study. Additional education or training may be required for certain career choices.
Forensic Science Technician
- Annual Median Pay $57,850
- Hourly Median Pay $27.81
- Job Outlook 17% Growth
Data sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and valid 2016 through 2026.