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General chemistry sequences

General Chemistry - Level 100
This General Chemistry is a prerequisite sequence for students in a variety of the science and health-related fields. Students with majors in physical science, biological science, environmental sciences, health, exercise, nutrition, nursing and natural resources may require these chemistry survey courses in their program of study.

Need a semester worth of credit?

Students that require only "one semester of chemistry with labs" should consider taking CH 140 - General, Organic and Biological Chemistry, a 6 quarter-credit class. Learn more »

CH 121 - General Chemistry (5)
CH 122 - General Chemistry (5)
CH 123 - General Chemistry (5)

For a preview of the sequence, view our YouTube video featuring instructor Richard Nafshun.

General Chemistry - Level 200
This higher-level chemistry course sequence focuses on general chemistry concepts and is structured toward students majoring in most sciences, pharmacy, and chemical, biological and environmental engineering. CH 261, 262 and 263 are the corresponding Labs for this online sequence.

CH 231 - General Chemistry (4)
CH 232 - General Chemistry (4)
CH 233 - General Chemistry (4)

Organic chemistry sequence

Visit the Online Organic Chemistry pages for complete course sequence information.

CH 331 - Organic Chemistry (4)
CH 332 - Organic Chemistry (4)

Inorganic chemistry sequence

Through OSU Extended Campus and the OSU Chemistry Department, distance students can complete their Inorganic Chemistry course requirements online.

CH 411 - Inorganic Chemistry (3). Fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry including atomic structure, bonding models for molecules and solids, symmetry, acid/base chemistry, oxidation-reduction, and metal-ligand complexes.

CH 412 - Inorganic Chemistry (3). Descriptive chemistry of the elements, focusing on main-group compounds, transition metal complexes, and solid-state chemistry.

Visit the Online General Chemistry pages for complete course sequence information.

View the YouTube video discussing all the online chemistry courses to learn more about which chemistry sequence is right for you.

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Transfer credit

Many students from other colleges and universities take our chemistry courses online to transfer credit to their home institutions. All online students pay in-state tuition, making chemistry classes online affordable and flexible.  Oregon State University runs on a quarter calendar with four terms per year, each with 10 weeks per term. Information about transferring credits is available through the Single Course Search tool provided by OSU's Office of Admissions.

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Other online chemistry courses

The OSU Chemistry Department also offers additional online chemistry courses through Ecampus.

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