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Folsom Lake College Chemistry

The chemistry curriculum at Folsom Lake College consists of:

  • A series of chemistry courses designed to meet transfer requirements for physical and biological science majors and allied health majors.
  • A series of courses intended for students majoring in fields other than chemistry, biology, or physical science seeking to fulfill general education science requirements.
  • An entry level course that provides preparation or review of more basic concepts.

All chemistry courses at FLC include a practical component where students conduct hands-on chemical experimentation in a modern, well-equipped laboratory.

All chemistry students are required to wear closed-toe shoes at all times in the chemistry laboratory. Students are also required to wear indirect-vent safety goggles (safety glasses are not acceptable) while working in the laboratory.

Career Options

  • Allied Health
  • Biologist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Dentist
  • Geochemist
  • Geologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Oceanographer
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physicist
  • Professional Chemist
  • Veterinarian

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.


  • An outstanding chemistry faculty striving to maintain an aggressive and well-respected chemistry program
  • Ample contact with the instructor and the relaxed atmosphere that only a limited class size can offer