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Chemistry is the study of the composition, properties, and transformation of matter. This program offers a variety of classesfor chemistry, biology, allied heath fields, and many other related sciences. We are committed to providing general chemistry courses as well as preparatory courses to meet the diverse needs of students attending our college. Courses are taught with a lecture and laboratory component to provide the necessary depth and rigor to ensure our students are successful upon transferring. These courses also fulfill general education requirements for a number of other programs. Prior to registering please check with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Interpret and employ the language and fundamental principles of chemistry.
  • Perform basic chemistry laboratory experiments with appropriate measurements, techniques, and safety procedures.
  • Analyze and interpret results to draw appropriate conclusions.

Career Options

Many career paths are available depending upon the level of chemistry completed. Students taking the general chemistry sequence are prepared with a background that may lead into many different professions. These professions include but are not limited to medicine, forensic science, earth science, engineering, biological sciences, and education. Students taking the introductory sequence are prepared with a background that may lead into the allied health field.


Jenny Heath

Jenny Heath
Phone: (530) 938-5262


For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

Email: Office of Academic Affairs
Phone: (530) 938-5201