Online chemistry and lab courses
Learn more about online chemistry classes
View the YouTube video discussing all the online chemistry courses to learn more about the online chemistry sequences and which one is right for you.
CH 140 - General, Organic and Biological Chemistry. This six quarter-credit class transfers to a semester school at four semester credits.
CH 584 - Instruments and Online Interactions in the Physical Sciences. This three-credit course is designed for middle school, high school and college-level instructors, as well as graduate students in STEM education to explore the integration of different technologies for distance delivery of laboratory instruction in science classes.
Benefits of studying online through Oregon State University
- All classes are taught by OSU's renowned faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
- OSU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
- Online students receive the same transcripts as on-campus students.
- Students can study from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
- Transfer your credits to your home college or university
Three chemistry sequences to choose from
General Chemistry - 121, 122, 123
These are chemistry courses that can satisfy prerequisites in many degree programs. All components of the course, including the virtual chemistry labs, are completed online. For a preview of the sequence, view our YouTube video featuring instructor Richard Nafshun.
General Chemistry - 231, 232, 233
This higher-level chemistry course sequence focuses on general chemistry concepts, and is structured for students majoring in most sciences, pharmacy, and chemical, biological and environmental engineering. CH 231, 232 and 233 are the lecture portions of this general chemistry sequence and are available completely online.
CH 261, 262 and 263 are the optional lab components of the sequence; students should check with their adviser to determine whether lab is required for their course of study. These on campus labs are offered during a 3-day weekend each term, or consecutively during a 9-day period in the summer. Students that prefer not to travel may be able to take labs only at an institution near their home. Visit the General Chemistry Labs page for more information on the CH 261/262/263 sequence. These two sequences together satisfy OSU's undergraduate Bacc core requirements.
Organic Chemistry - 331, 332, 337
These courses constitute the sequence for pre-professional students (medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy and other health professions), chemical engineering students and students not majoring in chemistry who require a year of organic chemistry. Visit the Organic Chemistry curriculum page for options for completing CH 337, the lab component of this sequence.
More online chemistry classes
The OSU chemistry department also offers additional online chemistry courses through Ecampus, including Inorganic. View all chemistry courses for info on topics covered and scheduling.