Chemistry is necessarily an experimental science: its conclusions are drawn from data, and its principles supported by evidence from facts.

– Michael Faraday

Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes that matter undergoes.

We offer all of the core classes needed for transfer to the UC and CSU systems as well as courses to complete your general education.

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What You’ll Study
  • Chemistry for Daily Life
  • Chemistry for Health Science Majors
  • Chemistry and Society
  • Physical Science for Teachers
  • Preparation for General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry for Engineers
  • Organic Chemistry

Visit our catalog for more information about the degrees and certificates, courses, and program learning outcomes for students majoring in Chemistry.

Careers & Salary


  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Chemist
  • Natural Science Manager
  • Secondary School Teacher


  • Low: $44k
  • Average: $97k
  • High: $208k+

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What Students Say

“Professor Torri Dragonov, my general chemistry II professor was one of the teachers who really encouraged me to continue pursuing chemistry. Professor Draganov is a professor who is invested in the future of her students. She cares a lot about the paths they will be taking and is always willing to give advice. She kept me interacting and interested in her class even though it was a late class with lectures ending at 10 p.m.”

Janki Sukhadia

“I got elected to be the Chemistry Club president for the next two semesters. As a campus club, we provide the environment for students who are interested in STEM fields to work with professionals, conduct outreach activities, promote chemistry, and inspire young generations about science. It is also my best and most memorable moment when I was nominated by Professor Robin De Roo for the American Chemical Society, Orange County Section’s Outstanding Chemistry Student of the Year 2019.”

Minh Nguyen

Adjunct Faculty
  • Ahmad Al-Shawa
  • Nam Ho
  • San Khong
  • Raghu Mathur
  • Aisha Siddiq
  • Vinh Tran
  • Greg Winston
Chemistry Department

Location: SEM, Room 154
T: (714) 484-7000 ext. 48647
Department Chair: Craig Tomooka,