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Chemistry provides much of the common vocabulary, facts, and tools necessary for success in any area of science. Ultimately, most of the phenomena in the biological, geological, physical, environmental, and medical sciences can be expressed in terms of the chemical and physical behavior of atoms and molecules. Because of chemistry's key role, one or two years of chemistry are essential for students planning careers in the sciences.



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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


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Clarkston Campus
1470 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403

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The Science Division seeks to provide students with a diverse array of physical and life science classes through which they will develop an increased awareness and understanding of scientific knowledge and the scientific method of investigation by which this knowledge has been gained.

Program Outcomes

  • An understanding of discipline specific terminology and methods.
  • An ability to use discipline specific tools and /or techniques correctly.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary in science including appropriate study techniques, problem solving skills and the use of data to assess the validity of claims.
  • The ability to research, interpret and communicate concepts obtained from scientific literature.
  • An understanding of the relationships between course concepts and society, including the impact of course specific technology.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Science Degree - Option I (90 credits) which is designed to prepare students for upper division study in Chemistry. Please consult with an advisor at WWCC and your intended transfer institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AS Option I in Degrees section of catalog.)

Preparation for Success

Majors in chemistry are well prepared to pursue careers in a wide variety of allied fields as well as in chemistry. Students interested in a major in chemistry should take courses in science and mathematics.