Chemistry—the study of how matter and energy interact—is an essential topic of study if you pursue an education in a scientific field such as biology, physics, geology, environmental science, health careers, engineering, industry, and far more. Chemistry is known as the “central science” for its connecting role among multiple disciplines. A foundation in chemistry will help you understand the world around you and improve your ability to make informed decisions through its emphasis on objective reasoning and problem-solving.

At Elgin Community College, your studies in chemistry will include qualitative and quantitative fundamentals and the practical aspects of chemistry in various career fields.

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Classes in Chemistry apply towards your Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts degrees.

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