Program Details

Названию школы

San Jose City College

Название программы

AA Chemistry

Program Level


Next Available Start Dates

31 авг. 2020 г. Choose


Chemistry is the study of the properties, composition and chemical transformations of all material substances. It is often referred to as the “central science” since it draws from mathematics and physics and forms a necessary background to the understanding of earth science and all the biological disciplines, including the various medical professions. The Chemistry program at SJCC offers courses that satisfy general education requirements, allied-health science, engineers, and chemistry, biology and physics majors.

Majoring in chemistry offers a diverse array of career opportunities in areas ranging from forensic science, genetic engineering, materials science, chemical education, environmental chemistry, to chemical engineering. As well, many students become eligible for opportunities for research internships, scholarships and presenting at local and national conferences. Chemistry majors will gain skills in communication, computer technology and mathematics. The chemistry transfer program is also considered an excellent preparation for pharmacy and medical schools.

As scientists, chemists seek to understand the ever changing and more complex world we live in. Chemists continue to discover more chemicals every year either by synthetic design or isolating them from living organisms, with many of these compounds having complex structural arrangements of their atoms. The employment opportunities afforded to chemists, includes the research and development of thousands of products which truly affects our daily lives----the foods we eat, all of the chemicals and fuels we use, the air we breathe, the public policies we adopt, and even the clothes we wear. Thus, chemistry is a profoundly experimental science and much of the student’s time will be spent in the laboratory.

The chemistry major usually transfers to a four-year institution to earn Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. degrees, with advanced degrees commensurate with more rewarding careers and higher salaries. SJCC’s chemistry program is articulated with those of the UC and CSU systems and includes the standard courses needed to complete the first two years of the major. 

Application Requirements

San Jose City College does not charge an application fee

Original Bank Certification Letter indicating required funds in in liquid assets (cannot be from any source of stocks, bonds, or retirement accounts) listed in US dollars (For 2019-2020 year, minimum $21,428 USD required).

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Admitted students will receive a letter of acceptance, form I-20, and other admission information. Upon receipt of a complete application, the international admissions staff will review it. Admission decisions will be mailed within 2 weeks.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Official English detailed translations of all your secondary and post-secondary transcripts.
2. English Language Proficiency Requirement:
a. By Examination: Scores must be sent directly by testing agency

  • TOEFL School Code: 4686 Dept Code: 00, Minimum Score: 500 paper-based; 61 iBT
  • IELTS Academic Module Minimum Band Score: 5.5
  • STEP-EIKEN Minimum Score: Step 2A
  • PTE:  Academic Test Minimum Score:  42

b. Completion of the prerequisite course for college level English at U.S. institution.
c. Participation in Partner English Language Program

Tuition & Other Fees $ 6,864
Estimated Books & Supplies $1,422
Mandatory Health Insurance $1,422
Estimated Living Expenses $9,200
Estimated Other Personal Expenses $2,520
Total Estimated Cost ​$21,428