Chemistry is the science of matter, its characterization, composition, and its transformations. It is a vital, growing enterprise as opposed to a mere accumulation of knowledge. An understanding of chemistry is basic to the physical and biological sciences and fundamental to a variety of occupations. Specialized fields of chemistry are inorganic, organic, physical, nuclear, biochemistry, and chemical engineering. Chaffey College offers the first two years of the baccalaureate degree chemistry curriculum.