Chemistry is a foundation science with courses emphasizing an understanding of the fundamental principles of this physical science. The Chemistry Department offers several entry level courses which can be used to fulfill the college’s lab science requirement. Chemistry courses also are an integral part of the curriculum for other sciences, engineering, and the health professions.
The Associate of Science in Chemistry emphasizes the traditional two semester sequence of general inorganic chemistry followed by two semesters of organic chemistry.
Northwest's Chemistry Program conforms to the guidelines established by the American Chemical Society yet has sufficient flexibility to allow students to transfer to a variety of four-year schools offering bachelor’s degrees in chemistry.