Fostering the Investigation of Matter
The Chemistry Department at City College of San Francisco serves a diverse group of academic interests. Students majoring in the natural and physical sciences (such as chemistry, biology, physics, or engineering), with a plan to transfer, follow a pathway through general chemistry and organic chemistry.
A separate track is offered for nursing and allied health students through a medical chemistry course that covers general, organic, and biochemistry in one semester. The Chemistry Department also has a strong commitment to the student with little or no background in chemistry, offering an introductory chemistry course that prepares them for higher-level courses and satisfies transfer requirements.
The department also has a strong emphasis on laboratory skills. In the more advanced classes, students utilize a wide variety of instrumentation, such as FTIR, NMR, GC-MS, and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy.
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The Certificate of Achievement in Chemistry will prepare you for transfer to a Bachelor of Science in chemistry program at a four-year college and to take upper-division chemistry coursework, enter the chemistry workforce, or pursue opportunities where chemistry plays a role.