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Program Overview

MCC Campus(s) and Contacts:
MCC-Blue River: James Bryan, 816.604.6674
MCC-Longview: Shveta Chaudhary, 816.604.2341
MCC-Maple Woods: Patricia Chernovitz, 816.604.3212
MCC-Penn Valley: Nancy Harrington, 816.604.4240

Chemists study the makeup of substances, how they interact and changes they undergo. Often working with teams of other chemists, more than half of these scientists focus on research and development. Chemists can work in a wide variety of industries, including:

  • plastics
  • textiles
  • cosmetics
  • petroleum refinery
  • food processing
  • water and sewage treatment
  • health sciences
  • patent law
  • information science
  • sales and marketing
  • government agencies
  • teaching

MCC offers a range of chemistry electives to choose from including: health sciences, general chemistry and organic chemistry. Electives include ample laboratory time to gain hands-on experience working with various materials.

Our chemistry program is built around the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. This degree gives you a solid background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year institution. It also allows 17 hours of elective courses that let you focus on your science and chemistry interests.

Transfer Credits

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these lower division (freshman/sophomore level) courses move with you to a four year college or university and depending on your chosen major may apply toward your degree or as an elective. Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.