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Food for thought: Did you know that ATOMS make up everything? Did you know your kitchen is a chemistry lab? Without chemistry, you wouldn’t have that flambéed delicacy or the medicine needed to make you well when you are ill. 

At Barton Community College our Chemistry program looks at various elements and atoms. We study how they are composed and how they react when introduced to other substances. We will help get you started on an exciting career pathway. Look at all the possible employment opportunities that involve Chemistry!  

Chemists can work in a variety of industries:

  • Plastics
  • Textiles
  • Cosmetics
  • Petroleum refinery
  • Agriculture
  • Food production
  • Water & sewage treatment
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Patent law
  • Information science
  • Sales and marketing
  • Government agencies
  • Education


Curriculum Guides

2018-2020 Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide. 

Associate in Science
2018-2020 Chemistry

2020-2022 Curriculum Guides: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.

Associate in Science
2020-2022 Chemistry

Check out the Course Search for a full listing of courses available.

Students Preparing to Transfer

Barton Community College's Chemistry curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirement and core Chemistry courses for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in Chemistry. In addition to general education chemistry courses, we offer a variety of electives including Organic Chemistry. Electives must meet the requirements of the transfer institution. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transfer requirements.

Discover Career Paths

Visit the What Can I Do with My Major? webpage to find helpful resources on career paths, employers and more!