Sauk Academic programs


The concentration in chemistry prepares students to transfer to four-year universities to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry and/or chemical engineering. Chemistry students often pursue pre-health programs such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry.

The associate in science (A.S.) degree is designed to complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a bachelor of science degree in STEM-related majors. As a result, the A.S. degree does not include the entire General Education Core Curriculum (GECC). Therefore, students will need to complete MORE general education courses after transfer by completing the GECC curriculum while enrolled at the participating Illinois transfer institution OR fulfilling the general education requirements of their selected non-participating transfer institution.

Chemistry - IAI Recommended Baccalaureate Curriculum

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2024-25 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required minimum number 64 credit hours.

Tuition $9,600.00 $23,040.00 $25,728.00
Fees $1,152.00 $1,152.00 $1,152.00
Course Fees * $630.00 * $630.00 * $630.00
Total Tuition and Fees $11,382.00 $24,822.00 $27,510.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.