UC Blue Ash College

Why study Chemistry?

The AA chemistry program is a two-year associate of arts degree designed for students who wish to apply to UC’s pharmacy program or transfer into scientifically oriented baccalaureate programs that are appropriate for medical, dental and veterinary school.

The program is designed so that students may earn an associate of arts degree and transfer into the third year of the BS chemistry program at UC’s College of Arts and Sciences (A&S).

The AA in chemistry at UC Blue Ash College (UCBA) most closely matches the UC pre-pharmacy curriculum and the additional required courses can be added to complete the pharmacy entry requirements. Admission to the UC College of Pharmacy is competitive and entry requirements can be found at here.

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 AA in chemistry is well suited for students with a background and interest in science. The program provides for extensive laboratory work; therefore, the enjoyment of hands-on laboratory work is important. Chemistry majors 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.

Students planning to apply to pharmacy, medical, dental or veterinary school will find this program ideal preparation.

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

  • Chemists in the manufacturing industry and state, local or federal governments, including production, quality control and research
  • Chemistry teachers
  • Industrial research and development scientists
  • Forensic scientists
  • Physicians and health care professionals
  • Pharmacists - AA CHEM as a pathway

Current and admitted students can locate advisor contact information for chemistry via the UCBA advising website.

A solid foundation to build upon is important to achieving success in chemistry. Students at UC Blue Ash College 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 AA 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. 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 wishing to apply to UCBA can find information here.

Application Deadlines

UC Blue Ash College 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-CHEM-AA