What program are you interested in?

PROGRAM

WHAT CLASS TO START WITH

1.  P.S. -- Gen. Ed. Requirement

No chemistry background, no plan to major in life or physical science, and you will probably never take another chemistry course again.

CHEM 1010 --- one semester course -- (NO LAB)

G.E. credit in physical science

2.  Physical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Geoscience
  • Physics
CHEM 1200 --- one semester course -- No prior chemistry background required. This course will prepare you for the chemistry 1210, 1220 series -- you should be taking MATH 1010-- (NO LAB)

No G.E. Credit

Should I take Chem 1200 or 1210? Take this exam.

CHEM 1210--- Start of a two semester series for those who have had highschool chemistry or Chem 1200. This class is a required support course or optional support course for all physical sciences. MATH 1010 is prerequisite for this course -- (LAB)

G.E. Credit in physical science

3.  Life Science
  • Microbiology
  • Botany
  • Zoology
CHEM 1110--- Start of a two semester series -- No prior chemistry background required --- (LAB)

G.E. credit in physical science

CHEM 1110 is required for a B.A. in Botany

CHEM 1210 is required for a B.S. in Botany --- you may want to take Chem 1200 first (see above)

CHEM 1210 is required for a B.S.in Microbiology you may want to take Chem 1200 first (see above)

CHEM 1110 or 1210 is required for a B.S. in Zoology -- (talk with a Zoology advisor)

4.  Graduate Professional Schools
  • premedicine
  • predentistry
  • prepharmacy
  • preveterinary medicine
Although you can major in a number of different areas, most professional schools require a full year of general chemistry and a full year of organic chemistry --- therefore you should start with either

CHEM 1200 --- No prior chemistry background required (NO LAB) -- This class will prepare you for the CHEM 1210, 1220 series

OR

CHEM 1210 --- if you have had highschool chemistry or have finished Chem 1200 --- MATH 1010 is prerequisite for this course

Do Not Start with Chem 1110, it will not help you

5.  Nursing

You need to look at the specific program of interest and check with your advisor. However, most of the programs require either:

CHEM 1050 --- No prior chemistry background required (LAB)

OR

CHEM 1110--- No prior chemistry background required (LAB)

Both of these courses fulfill a G.E. credit in Physical Science

6.  Manufacturing Engineering Technology

7.  Mechanical Engineering Technology

CHEM 1110 --- is suggested as a G.E. physical science credit for both of these programs --- No prior chemistry background required

CHEM 1110 --- is a required support course for both programs if you are interested in an associates of applied science degree --- No prior chemistry background required

G.E. credit in Physical Science

8.  Pre-Engineering CHEM 1210 --- is required for this program --- MATH 1010 is prerequisite for this course

G.E. credit in Physical Science

*** you will want to take Chem 1200 first if you have little or no chemistry background***

9.  Automotive Service Technology CHEM 1010 or CHEM 1110 --- is required as a Physical Science G.E. credit --- check with your advisor
10.  Elementary Education Majors (only) CHEM 1360 --- one semester course --- no prior chemistry background required (FUN LAB)

G.E. credt in Physical Science