What is the Chemistry program?
Chemistry is at the forefront of all human activities ranging from cooking to nursing to rocket science. A basic understanding of chemistry is required for all health and biosciences fields as well as science-related professions in STEM fields and technical careers in the industry. Our program not only addresses these areas but also prepares those students wishing to pursue careers in academia.
What will I learn?
The composition, structure, and properties of matter and the changes it undergoes. Students can experience direct contact with substances that compose our world—elements, compounds, and mixtures—examining and analyzing them both manually and instrumentally. Most of our courses are embedded with hands-on labs which reinforce learning through application.
What can I do with this course of study?
Students may choose to pursue careers as nurses, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, photographers, firefighters, chemists, biologists, geologists, engineers, and physicists.
Last updated 5/19/2021
What's special about this program?
Core classes transfer to most four-year universities. The ChemSpot is a tutoring and learning center staffed by faculty and student tutors providing on-demand help with math and chemistry topics.
Natural Sciences Department Administration
The Natural Sciences Department consists of two administrative positions:
· The Department Chair manages the department and collaborates with the college to ensure that the department is functioning to meet the college’s needs.
· The Program Coordinator assists the Department Chair with managing the program based on the standards and regulations of the accrediting body.
The Natural Sciences department administrators are:
|David Wood, Ph.D.||David Wood, Ph.D.|
|Interim Chair / Natural Sciences Department||Department Coordinator / Chemistry, Astronomy, Geology and Geography|
|CG 204||CG 204|
|(210) 486-0063||(210) 486-0063|
Staff Contact Information
|Debbie Dye||Vacant||Valarie Villarreal
|Academic Unit Assistant||Chemistry Lab Tech||Chemistry Lab Tech|
|CAC 345||CG 213||CG 213|
|(210) 486-0840 / (210) 486-0045||(210) 486-0048||(210) 486-0048|
Faculty Contact Information
|David Wood, Ph.D.||Debbie Dye|
|Department Coordinator / Chemistry, Astronomy, Geology and Geography||Academic Unit Assistant|
|CG 204||CAC 345|
|(210) 486-0840 / (210) 486-0045|
Last updated 8/8/2023