Chemistry

To Learn More:

Dr. Ana Sanchez
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Science & Business Division Director

409-944-1330 

Fax: 409-944-1500

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Department of Chemistry

Welcome to Galveston College’s Department of Chemistry. We offer majors and non-majors courses taught by faculty that possess extensive experience in both research and education. The faculty strives to make chemical concepts understandable and applicable to everyday ordinary experiences.

A distinct advantage of our program is a low student to teacher ratio that allows for personalized learning and advising on opportunities and choices in the sciences as a career and for jobs.

We prepare students to transfer to senior university programs as well as technical programs in area institutions because of matriculation agreements that make such transfers smooth and quick.

After graduation, many of our students continue their education in any number of four year degree programs, such as chemistry, medicine, dentistry, veterinary, pharmacy or other professional fields. Chemistry at Galveston College is an exciting, engaging experience.

Mission

The mission of the department of chemistry is to provide high quality educational programs for all individuals studying chemistry at GC. The chemistry program at Galveston College is dynamic, flexible, and responsive to the needs of GC’s diverse student population. Providing classic and innovative classroom and laboratory instruction, and student advising. Our courses encourage active participation, and engage our students in critical thinking to develop the appropriate levels of knowledge in chemistry for their chosen field. With high standard for excellence in all these areas the department will produce students who are knowledgeable in chemistry and can think critically.

Department Faculty

Dr. Ana Sanchez
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Science & Business Division Director
07/1995  National University of Cordoba Chemical Science Doctorate
12/1986  National University of Cordoba Pharmacist Bachelor

Dr. Laimutis Bytautas
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
12/1996  Vanderbilt University Chemistry Doctorate
08/1990  Vilniaus University Physics Bachelor 

Admissions

Galveston College has very generous financial aid support for all students who qualify on the basis of need. No student should be discouraged from applying to GC because of financial concerns. The Financial Aid Office is always eager to work with talented students to make sure they receive the financial support that will make a GC education possible for them.

For more information, please visit the Financial Aid Office.

Associate of Science in Chemistry

The program curriculum has been designed for students who plan to pursue a degree in Chemistry at a senior college or university after completing their studies at Galveston College. Upon successful completion of the prescribed courses, the student will be eligible to graduate from Galveston College with an Associate of Science Degree.

AS Chemistry: Full-Time or Part-Time Path

Course Descriptions
  • Introductory Chemistry I – CHEM 1405
  • General Chemistry for Eng Majors – CHEM 1409
  • General Chemistry I – CHEM 1411
  • General Chemistry II – CHEM 1412
  • Organic Chemistry I – CHEM 2423
  • Organic Chemistry II – CHEM 2425

CHEM 1405 INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY I

Credit: 4
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied in literacy, MATH 0303.
Survey course introducing chemistry. Topics may include inorganic, organic, biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry, and environmental/consumer chemistry. Designed for allied health students and for students who are not science majors.

CHEM 1409 GEN CHEMISTRY FOR ENG MAJORS

Credit: 4
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied and high school chemistry or CHEM 1405
Fundamental principles of chemistry for engineering majors; topics include measurements, fundamental properties of matter, states of matter, chemical reactions, acid-base concepts, chemical stoichiometry, periodicity of elemental properties, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions, properties of gases, phase-diagrams, introduction to chemical equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and an introduction to descriptive inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry.

CHEM 1411 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

Credit: 4
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied and CHEM 1405 or high school chemistry.
Fundamental principles of chemistry for majors in the sciences, health sciences, and engineering; topics include measurements, fundamental properties of matter, states of matter, chemical reactions, chemical stoichiometry, periodicity of elemental properties, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions, properties of gases, and an introduction to thermodynamics and descriptive chemistry.

CHEM 1412 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

Credit: 4
Prerequisites: CHEM 1411.
Chemical equilibrium; phase diagrams and spectrometry; acid-base concepts; thermodynamics; kinetics; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; an introduction to organic chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry. 

CHEM 2423 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

Credit: 4
Prerequisites: CHEM 1412.
Fundamental principles of organic chemistry will be covered, including the structure, bonding, properties, and reactivity of organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Includes study of covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, functional groups, and synthesis of simple molecules.
THIS COURSE IS INTENDED FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE OR PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS.

CHEM 2425 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

Credit: 4
Prerequisites: CHEM 2423.
Advanced principles of organic chemistry will be covered, including the structure, properties, and reactivity of aliphatic and aromatic organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Includes study of covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, functional groups, and synthesis of simple molecules.
THIS COURSE IS INTENDED FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE OR PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS.

Career Opportunities

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Chemical Engineering

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Public Information and Outreach

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Toxicology

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Research & Development

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Quality Control/Regulatory

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Forensic Chemistry

Employment Outlook

Employment opportunities for both men and women have never been better. The need is critical. There are plenty of career opportunities in the field at various levels.