Credits required
N/A Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long.
Cost per credit
$288 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

Chemistry Labs Online

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Discover the interactive nature of chemistry lab experiments online.

Labs for non-science majors

You’ll benefit from online labs thanks to the flexibility they provide for you to learn at your own pace.

Become immersed in an active learning environment where exploration is the guiding theme. In a simulated laboratory, you’ll review concepts, explore modern methods, develop lab techniques, apply data analysis and develop teamwork skills.

Labs for science majors

Chemistry labs for science majors are offered at OSU’s main campus in Corvallis, Oregon. To minimize time required on-campus, Ecampus students may opt to take each lab during the summer in an intensive, three-day format - which would be nine consecutive days for all three labs - or not at all. Check with your advisor to determine whether labs are required for your course of study.

The CH 231/232/233 online lecture sequence combined with the CH 261/262/263 lab sequence satisfies OSU's undergraduate bacc core requirements. Labs must be taken in order.

Online Lecture CourseOn-Campus Lab CourseNotes
CH 231 CH 261  
CH 232 CH 262 CH 231 is prerequisite for CH 232.
CH 233 CH 263 CH 232 is prerequisite for CH 233.

Please note: Lab courses CH 261, 262 and 263 are offered summer term at OSU campus for Ecampus students and follow the OSU Corvallis Campus tuition model for in-state tuition. If you need labs but prefer not to travel, you may be able to find General Chemistry labs offered separately at an institution near your home. Refer to the Schedule of Classes for labs offered in other terms for on-campus students.

Transfer your credits

All students enrolled in Oregon State Ecampus classes pay in-state tuition, making online classes affordable and flexible. It is important to note that Oregon State University runs on a quarter system. If you are transferring credits be sure to confirm the transfer policy of your home institution. Learn more about transferring credits.

Need more information about registering for chemistry classes?

1. Review the admissions process for nondegree-seeking students
2. Learn more about the override and prerequisite process
3. Follow the steps in the Getting Started Guide for newly admitted students

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