Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, Saturday, and online courses.
Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Summer Session, Full- or Part-Time.

Associate of Science Degree

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Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Notation

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About the Program

When you take Chemistry courses at Century, you will not only learn about the structure of atoms and molecules, the states of matter, and the principles of chemical reactivity, but you will also learn how scientists think. You will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills and utilize the equipment and technology used by chemists.

Century Chemistry students are regularly accepted into nursing and engineering programs as well as medical and pharmacy schools. In recent years, Century chemistry students have been accepted into the nationally competitive Lando/NSF Chemistry Summer Research Program at the University of Minnesota.

Chemistry Transfer Pathway AS Degree

The Chemistry Transfer Pathway AS degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an associate degree whose course credits will directly transfer to designated Chemistry bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed so that you can complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State College and transfer to a Minnesota State University to earn a bachelor’s degree. Transfer Pathways can be a great resource for saving time and money as you work toward graduation.

Minnesota State universities include Bemidji State University, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Transfer Pathway degrees may transfer to colleges and universities outside of the Minnesota State system, such as private and out-of-state schools. It is highly recommended that students interested in this possibility contact their intended transfer school, advisor/counselor, and program instructors for academic planning assistance.


Planning for Your Program

American Chemical Society

Minnesota Transfer – This site is your connection to resources about transfer options, such as transfer basics, planning tools, the application process, etc.

Transferology – Check how your courses transfer in and out from Century College through Transferology.


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Cost & Financial Aid

As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

Financial Aid

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition Cost per Credit Comparison: Century College $206.41, University of MN - TC $555.13, Private Colleges & Universities $1,416.

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    Program Faculty

  • Teresa Lewis
    Faculty/Program Director
    Chemistry
  • Abha Attri
    Faculty
    Chemistry
  • Lee Behling
    Faculty
    Chemistry
  • David Blackburn
    Faculty
    Chemistry
  • Experience: Dr Pfeiffer has been teaching chemistry since 1996. She taught 3 years at the University of Wyoming, 5 years at Hamline University, and has been at Century College since Fall 2004. In addition to teaching, she is Century’s site coordinator for the North Star STEM Alliance, funded by the National Science Foundation and 3M. The goal of this program is to increase underrepresented student success in obtaining bachelor degrees by providing them with professional development opportunities, introducing them to research and career opportunities in STEM, and helping them transfer to a four-year school. Dr Pfeiffer has also been active in the MN Section of the American Chemical Society since 1999, serving in many roles, such as Chair, Secretary, External Communications Committee Chair, and National Chemistry Week Coordinator.
    Teaching Approach: “I believe students should actively learn during class time. About half the classes consist of my short lectures, followed by problems the students work out individually or in groups. The other half of the classes students work in small groups, where they are presented with data or information to interpret, then are asked questions designed to guide them toward formulation of their own valid conclusions. Through this method, students construct their own understanding of the material while developing skills such as information processing, communication, critical reading and thinking, and problem solving.”
    Education: PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison; BA, Chemistry, College of St Benedict
    Hobbies: Aerobics instructor, Birdwatching, MN Master Naturalist
    Joann Pfeiffer
    Faculty
    Bio
    Chemistry
  • Amanda Vindedahl
    Faculty
    Chemistry