Fostering the Investigation of Matter
The Chemistry department at City College of San Francisco serves a diverse group of chemical interests. Chemistry students transferring in the sciences (such as chemistry, biology, physics, or engineering) 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. The Chemistry Department also has a strong commitment to the student with no prior chemistry, or to those whose background is weak by offering introductory chemistry.
The department also has a strong emphasis on laboratory skills. In the more advanced classes, students utilize a wide variety of instruments, such as FTIR, H-NMR, GC-MS, and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy.
We look forward to helping you meet your academic and career goals.
The Certificate of Achievement in Chemistry will prepare you to transfer to a Bachelor of Science in chemistry program at a four-year college and take upper-division chemistry coursework, enter the chemistry workforce, or pursue opportunities where chemistry plays a role.