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 --- Lecture-demonstrated course for students with no previous chemistry background who are not majoring in areas requiring futher chemistry.   Three hous of lecture-demonstration a week (NO LAB)

G.E. credit in physical science

2.  Physical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Geoscience
  • Physics
CHEM 1200 --- one semester course -- A course designed to provide the minimal prerequisite skills needed for entry into CHEM 1210.  Three hours of lecture per week. (NO LAB)

No G.E. Credit

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

 

CHEM 1210 --- This is the first course in a series designed primarily for science majors and others who will take more thatn one year of chemistry such as pre-medical students, clinical/medical laboratory scientisits, and some engineering students.  Course topics include components of matter, stoichiometry, major classes of reactions, gases and kinetic molecular theory, thermochemistry, quantum theory and atomic structure, models of chemical bonding, shapes of molecules, intermolecular forces, and properties of mixture.  The laboratory emphasizes qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis.  Four hours of lecture and one 3-hour lab a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 1200 or departmental approval. Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 1050 or MATH 1080

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 --- one semester course -- A course designed to provide the minimal prerequisite skills needed for entry into CHEM 1210.  Three hours of lecture per week. 

OR

CHEM 1210 --- Prerequisite: CHEM 1200 or departmental approval. Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 1050 or MATH 1080

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 --- Prerequisite: CHEM 1200 or departmental approval. Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 1050 or MATH 1080

G.E. credit in Physical Science

 

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