Program Description

The Chemistry Department offers a full range of courses that allow students to prepare themselves for transfer to a four-year university or for entry into an allied health program. The Chemistry Department offers courses for the first two years of a chemistry curriculum including a full year of General Chemistry and a full year of Organic Chemistry. This allows students to transfer to a four-year university having completed the lower division requirements of their chemistry curriculum.

The Chemistry Department also offers a one-semester Introductory Chemistry and a one-semester Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry course designed for students planning to go into an allied health program or other programs.


Merced College offers the following degrees/certificates in Chemistry:

  • Chemistry (AS)

See Degree Requirements & Course Descriptions

Chemistry Faculty

Name Position Email
Denisha Dawson Science Faculty Lead Professor & Professor of Chemistry
Paul Fregene Professor of Chemistry
Saheba Khurana Professor of Chemistry, Los Banos Campus
Brandon Tenn Professor of Chemistry & Mathematics
April Weathers Professor of Chemistry
Bret Wood Professor of Chemistry

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