Courses & Programs

Chemistry

Chemistry is the science of change.

Chemistry students work together at a lab counter

Chemistry is the study of the composition, behavior (or reaction), structure, and properties of matter, as well as the changes it undergoes during chemical reactions. Gain unique insight into areas that are central to biology, geology, materials science, medicine, environmental science, and many branches of engineering.

A degree in chemistry will allow students to transfer to a four-year program offering either a B.A. or B.S. degree in chemistry or related science. HCC's degree in chemistry also leads to work as a laboratory technician in such areas as biotechnology, environmental studies, and food technology.

A chemistry degree can lead to career paths in...
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Agriculture
  • Chemical engineering
  • Forensic science
  • Biochemistry
  • ...and more!
contact

Diane Stengle
413.552.2532
dstengle@hcc.edu

programs

Chemistry Degree Option


  • A chemistry student works with liquids under a fume hood

    prep for transfer or get right to work

    A degree in chemistry will allow students to transfer to a four-year program offering either a B.A. or B.S. degree in chemistry or related science. HCC's degree in chemistry also leads to work as a laboratory technician in such areas as biotechnology, environmental studies, and food technology.

  • Two chemistry students look through microscopes

    the science of change

    Chemistry is the study of chemical reactions.

  • A chemistry student smiles while examining glass containers of colored liquid

    start here; study further

    Through chemistry, gain unique insight ino biology, geology, materials science, medicine, environmental science, and many branches of engineering.

  • A chemistry student smiles while wearing safety goggles

    analyze your future

    A degree in chemistry will allow students to transfer to a four-year program offering either a B.A. or B.S. degree in chemistry or related science.