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Food for thought: Did you know that ATOMS make up everything? Did you know your kitchen was 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. Check the list below for all the possible employment opportunities that involve Chemistry!

Degree Maps
Degree Maps

Associate in Science

View the full list of Curriculum Guides (applicable for students admitted prior to Fall 2024) and Degree Maps (applicable for students admitted Fall 2024 and after).

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

Students Preparing to Transfer
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
Discover Career Paths

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

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