Jun 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Pre-Chemical Engineering, A.A. (General Transfer)

Academic Program Code: 552

The Chemical Engineering Pre-Major program is for highly motivated students who have a strong interest in science and mathematics and plan to continue their education and complete a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.  The study of chemical engineering is focused on understanding the physical and biological sciences and applied mathematics to discover, produce, and transport materials and energy.  This rigorous and interdisciplinary field can lead to employment in industries that manufacture chemicals, drugs, fuel, and many other products. By declaring this Pre-Major, students are on track to graduate with an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and transfer to a 4-year institution to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

General Transfer Notes & Michigan Transfer Agreement

The coursework needed to complete this program is listed below.  The courses commonly transfer and satisfy 4-year program requirements at 4-year institutions in Michigan. 

To ensure maximum transferability of individual courses, all course selections should be based on the degree, major, minor, or academic interest at the 4-year transfer institution students plan to attend.

Students should research and utilize all transfer resources available to maximize the number of GRCC courses that transfer and apply to their 4-year program.

Because transferability of courses varies by institution, students should contact the 4-year institution they plan to attend to obtain detailed information about transfer requirements. The 4-year institutions ultimately make the decisions about how each course will be used to meet their program requirements.

GRCC advisors and faculty are available to help students navigate transfer resources and create an individualized transfer plan, including selection of courses, which meets all GRCC and transfer institution requirements.

Graduates of this program will earn an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and may be eligible to earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) credential.

Admission requirements to 4-year institutions and 4-year programs vary. Students should review the specific admission requirements for the institution and program to which they are transferring.

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework from the General Education course list. Select coursework as directed below.  Use transfer resources available to select coursework based on the transfer requirements of the bachelor’s degree program and institution to which you are transferring. 

English Composition and Communications


Select two (2) Humanities General Education Electives from two (2) different disciplines.  Only one (1) Foreign Language course can be used for the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences

Select two (2) Social Sciences General Edcuation Electives from two (2) different subject areas.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

General Education Total Credit Hours

30 (minimum)

Total Credit Hours


In What Order Should I Take Classes?

Please select courses from the Priority I list.  Select courses based on the number of credits you are taking in the semester, for example, if you are a part time student you do not have to take all of the courses listed.  If you are unable to schedule Priority I courses, move to and select from the list of Priority II, Priority III, and Priority IV courses

Priority I Priority II

EN 101 - English Composition I 

MA 133 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 

General Education Course  

CHM 130 - General Chemistry I   

CHM 131 - General Chemistry I Laboratory  


EN 102 - English Composition II  


COM 131 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking  


COM 135 - Interpersonal Communication   

General Education Course

CHM 140 - General Chemistry II   

CHM 141 - General Chemistry II Laboratory   

MA 134 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II     


Priority III


Priority IV

General Education Course

PH 245 - Calculus Physics I 

MA 255 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry III  

CHM 260 - Organic Chemistry I   

CHM 261 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I   

General Education Course  

CHM 270 - Organic Chemistry II   

CHM 271 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 

PH 246 - Calculus Physics II 


NOTE: This priority schedule assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with an Academic Program Advisor and consult my Academic Progress for specific degree requirements.