UC Blue Ash College



Why study Chemistry-ACS?

Chemistry is the study of all matter found in living structures, geological formations and human-created products. Chemists explore the molecular structure of matter in order to develop theories about how such structures work and apply these theories to the development of products that range from pharmaceuticals to heat shields.

The AS chemistry program is designed so that students may earn an associate degree in science and transfer into the third year of the bachelor of science (BS) program at the University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), provided all other admission requirements of that college are met.

The AS chemistry is a rigorous program of study intended for students seeking careers as professional chemists, often with an advanced degree in chemistry.  

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a diploma from an accredited high school or GED and the desire to succeed in college.  Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet math and science prerequisites before taking certain courses.

All students entering UCBA, except those with previous college-level math and English, must take the college’s placements tests prior to registering for classes.

More detailed information can be found at the college’s admissions web site.

The AS in chemistry program is well suited for students with a strong background and interest in science. Since the calculus and physics requirements for the AS program are more extensive than for the AA, the AS is most appropriate for students with strengths in both science and mathematics. The program provides for extensive laboratory work; therefore, the enjoyment of hands-on laboratory work is important. Chemistry majors in this program also learn to observe critically and record what happens in the laboratory; they analyze data and apply chemical knowledge learned in the classroom to draw conclusions about their observations.

 Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in this major are employed as: 

  • Chemists in the manufacturing industry and state, local or federal governments.
  • Chemistry teachers
  • Industrial research and development scientists
  • Forensic scientists
  • Physicians and health care professionals

Many of the students who complete the BS in chemistry program go on to graduate schools, primarily into doctoral programs. Others go to professional schools, including medicine, pharmacy and dentistry

For advising, contact information or instructions, please check the college's advising web page.

A solid foundation to build upon is important to achieving success in chemistry. Students at UC Blue Ash College (UCBA) enjoy small classes and well-qualified faculty as well as the many benefits afforded through study at a university ranked among the nation's top 25 public research institutions.

UC’s Blue Ash campus is conveniently located not far from major interstates. Easy to find. Plenty of parking. State-school tuition.

To qualify for an AS degree, you must fulfill the requirements of the program from which you expect to graduate and must have at least an overall 2.0 cumulative grade point average.  Students must take at least one half of the required course work in a selected program at UCBA to qualify for graduation.

You must complete an application for degree, usually the term before you expect to graduate. In addition, you should see your advisor for specific information well in advance of your final term.

For students outside UC wishing to transfer in, information can be found here.

Students must take at least one half of the required course work in a selected program at UCBA to qualify for graduation.

For current UC students who wish to transfer from one UC program to another:   

  • Fill out an Application for Change in College and Program (sometimes referred to as the "On-Campus Transfer Form"). This form may also be obtained from your current college office.
  • Submit the completed form to the college which offers the program that you want to transition into.

Once you have submitted the form, the faculty and staff of your desired major will evaluate your academic record and communicate with you about the transition process.

Students must take at least one half of the required course work in a selected program at UCBA to qualify for graduation.

International students who wish to apply to UCBA can find information here.

Application Deadlines

UC Blue Ash operates on a rolling admissions policy.  This means you can begin taking courses at the start of any term, not just fall.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Chris Gulgas
9555 Plainfield Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45236
(513) 558-7857

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Program Code: 28ASC-CH28ACS-AS