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Associate Degree for Transfer in Chemistry

Riverside City College
2-3 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
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Associate Degree for Transfer in Chemistry

The Associate in Science in Chemistry for Transfer Degree (AS-T in Chemistry) introduces the concepts and principles upon which chemical knowledge is based, including chemical structures and nomenclature, stoichiometry and solving of chemical equations, the thermodynamics of chemical reactions, and theories of chemical bonding. Students will develop skills for critical/analytical thinking, perceptive reading/observation and interpretation. The Associate in Science in Chemistry to Transfer degree provides students with a core curriculum that will prepare them with the knowledge and skills required to earn a baccalaureate degree in chemistry.

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

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Program content

Intersession (Winter/summer)

Chemistry 3 or Math Prep* for Math 1A


  • Chemistry 1A/1AH
  • Mathematics 1A*
  • English 1A/1AH

Intersession (Winter/summer)

Communications Studies 1/1H or 9/9H


  • Chemistry 1B/1BH
  • Mathematics 1B
  • English 1B/1BH

Intersession (Winter/summer)

  • Anthropology 2 or Psychology 1
  • Political Science 1


  • Chemistry 12A
  • Physics 4A
  • History 15
  • Biology 18 or 19

Intersession (Winter/summer)

  • Economics 7 or 8
  • Foreign Language (or two years of high school foreign language)


  • Chemistry 12B
  • Physics 4B
  • Art History 6 or Music 25 or Theatre 3
  • History 1 or 2

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Tuition fees: $394 per unit for international students.

Career paths

  • biochemists and biophysicists
  • biological technicians
  • chemical technicians
  • forensic science technicians
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
  • Chemists and Materials Scientists
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Nuclear Engineer

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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

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Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

Contact info

Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Ave
92880 Riverside California
United States of America (USA)

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