Chemistry Programs

Chemistry faculty
Chemistry student


Thank you for your interest in the chemistry program at EAC. We’re excited about introducing you to our quality program and caring faculty. Our class sizes are small and our AS degree transfers smoothly to Arizona’s universities and other top colleges. We’re glad to see our grads go on to great things in academics and industry. See our facility and meet instructors, and we think you’ll decide that EAC is the place for you to begin your physics studies.

- Joel Shelton, Chemistry Department Chair


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Student Experience

A Positive Reaction

"You can tell that the instructors for all the chem classes really know and love chemistry."

"The hands on labs really help me reinforce what we’re learning."

"He gets really excited about the material that he teaches and he is willing to help his students understand and learn the material on his off time. He holds study sessions that allow the students to do better on the exams."


"What I liked best about the course was the application of real world situations to the discussion within the lectures and the labs. Being able to relate the material being taught to the field I am pursuing my degree in makes the material more meaningful."

"My instructor is always willing to answer questions and help you out until you understand the material."


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Transfer and Careers

Formula for a Successful Career

Chemistry work generally requires at least a bachelor’s degree, and chemists often specialize in a particular branch of the field. There are analytical chemists, organic chemists, physical and theoretical chemists, and materials chemists. Materials scientists are related, but they apply the principles of physics and engineering as well as chemistry to study all aspects of materials.


Average Salaries:



Materials Scientist


Beginning salary for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry is $39,897


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Chemistry (AS)
This associate of science degree prepares you to transfer to a college or university four or five-year program leading to a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. With your associate degree from EAC, you can transfer in as a junior. Please consult the official transfer guide to tailor your curriculum, since degree requirements differ between universities.

You should enter this curriculum having completed two years of algebra and one year of chemistry in high school or the equivalent college courses.
Program Requirements
Suggested Semester Course Plan
Program Learning Outcomes



Contact Us

Build a Bond with EAC

Call or email us to find out more about the Chemistry program at EAC. We’re happy to answer your questions!


Joel Shelton
Chemistry Department Chair
(928) 428-8360


Contact our Admissions Office for info on college admissions, housing, scholarships and financial aid or to schedule a campus visit.


Admissions Office
(928) 428-8272
800-678-3808 x. 8272