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Chemistry - Area of Concentration (AOC)

If you're curious about everything, from how a hydrogen bomb works to the formula for the newest antidepressant drug, chemistry may be your calling. Let Allegany College of Maryland's Chemistry program instruct you in the science of matter and chemical reactions and prepare you for transfer to a four-year college in chemistry, pharmacy, physics, pre-med, or veterinary medicine.


Chemistry Tools Sitting on top of a Molecule DiagramOur Chemistry program offers you personalized instruction and attention, including small class sizes, instructor-led labs, and opportunities to meet with your instructors outside of the class time. You'll learn chemistry from experienced instructors unlike many colleges where your instruction is delegated to a teaching assistant. 

Our program emphasizes learning by doing. All chemistry courses include labs, where you'll perform titrations (mixing solutions in precise ratios), grow nanosize particles of cadmium sulfide (a chemical compound), create DNA fingerprints, or study how conditions affect an enzyme's efficiency.

As you earn your Associate of Sciences degree in Arts and Sciences with an Area of Concentration in Chemistry, you'll gain the credits and academic experience you need to pursue your bachelor's degree.

Course Info

As a Chemistry program student, you'll expand your knowledge through a variety of challenging courses, including:

  • Elements of Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physics
  • Calculus

A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog.

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Career Info

Chemistry graduates enjoy enriching and rewarding careers as:

  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Chemists
  • Dentists
  • Engineers
  • Medical Doctors
  • Nanotechnologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Researchers (prescription drugs, cosmetics, food, etc.)
  • Teachers
  • Veterinarians

*Some of the above careers may require additional training and/or a bachelor's degree.

View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.


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Faculty/Staff Info
Steven G. Heninger, Professor of Chemistry


B.A., University Connecticut

M.S., Pennsylvania State University

James D. Stickler, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor of Chemistry

B.S., West Virginia University

M.S., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

B.A., Morris Harvey College

C.A.S., West Virginia College of Graduate Studies