General chemistry for non-science and science majors

Oregon State Ecampus delivers general chemistry courses online for non-science and science majors which satisfy requirements in a variety of fields.

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General chemistry for non-science majors

Students majoring in physical, biological or environmental sciences may require these chemistry courses in their program of study. In addition, students entering health-care fields with a focus on patient care – or in roles such as technicians, therapists, technologists, dental hygienists and dietitians — may require general chemistry.

These classes are geared toward students who have had no previous training in chemistry and for those whose college aptitude test scores indicate the need for a more elementary introduction to chemistry.

The labs are included within each course, saving you time and money while providing ample opportunity for exploration of concepts.

Core classes - non-science

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
CH 121
CH 122
CH 123

Core classes must be taken in order.

NOTE: Future term data are continually updated. Class offerings may be added, removed, or rescheduled without notice. Check the Schedule of Classes frequently for current information.

Learn more about online chemistry 'virtual' labs at onlinechemlabs.com

Other chemistry classes for non-science majors

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
CH 130 ✓ 
CH 140  ✓  

Students are expected to have a working knowledge of high school algebra, logarithms and scientific notation before enrolling in a general chemistry class.

General chemistry for science majors

General chemistry for science majors is a higher-level chemistry sequence, focusing on general chemistry concepts. It is structured for students majoring in most science fields and pharmacy as well as chemical, biological and environmental engineering. These classes are the lecture portions of this general chemistry sequence and are available completely online.

Core classes - science

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
CH 231    
CH 232   ✓   
CH 233    

Chemistry labs for science majors

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
CH 261      
CH 262      
CH 263      

Each lab in the CH 261/262/263 sequence is delivered in an intensive, three-day format designed for Ecampus students to minimize time required on-campus. Learn more about this optional lab series. Completion of the core classes satisfies most of OSU’s undergraduate baccalaureate core requirements.

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