Online Chemistry & Lab Courses - For High School Students
Get a jump-start on your college education
Are you thinking about taking AP chemistry in order to get a head-start on college? OSU Ecampus offers high school students the opportunity to complete college-level chemistry courses, online! OSU Ecampus chemistry courses provide many of the same benefits that an AP course offers, but with more flexibility.
This General Chemistry sequence is a prerequisite sequence for students in a variety of the science and health-related fields. Students who wish to major in physical science, biological science, environmental sciences, health, exercise, nutrition, nursing, engineering and natural resources may need these chemistry survey courses in their program of study.
No OSU campus visits are required and all course components are completed online, including:
- Labs completed online within course
- Online interactive group discussions
- Online exams, quizzes and homework
This sequence is offered four times per year, including summer term. Visit Curriculum for General Chemistry sequence course descriptions and Course Schedule for more details on when these courses are offered. View All Chemistry Courses Ecampus offers online.
For a preview of the sequence, view our YouTube Video featuring instructor Richard Nafshun. Students completing CH 121, 122, and 123 are very well prepared for upper-division course continuation, including our online Organic Chemistry sequence.
Below is a side-by-side comparison of choosing OSU Ecampus chemistry courses versus an AP class at your local high school.
|Benefit||AP Class||OSU Online
|Meets high school graduation requirements*||Yes||Yes|
|Offered at all locations||No||Yes|
|Ensured college credit after successful completion||No||Yes|
|One-on-one interactions with instructors||Yes||Yes|
|Flexible timeline for lecture, study, and exams||No||Yes|
|Laboratory data collection and analysis experience||Yes||Yes|
|Offered during the summer term||No||Yes|
* Guidelines vary by school. Please check with your high school to ensure that OSU Ecampus chemistry courses will satisfy their requirements.
Costs and transferring credit
Many high school students take our courses online to prepare for their college education. Once successfully completed, students are able to transfer those credits to the university they choose. View our Transferring Credits page to find information how OSU credits will transfer to various institutions,
Additionally, in-state and out-of-state students pay the same Tuition & Fees for all OSU Ecampus online courses.
High school students interested in completing online chemistry courses must apply to OSU as a non-degree student. There is a non-refundable $25 application fee. Enrollment as a non-degree student does not guarantee regular admission to the University. Students wishing to apply for full admission should refer to the appropriate instructions for Degree-Seeking admissions.
For more information on the non-degree application process, please view the Admission Overview page.
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