General Chemistry – Online Microcredential

Deepen your understanding of chemistry

Chemistry is a central science and the basis for numerous degrees and career opportunities. When you earn a general chemistry microcredential online from Oregon State, you’ll be prepared to advance your academic pursuits and gain foundational knowledge and skills that are crucial in many scientific, environmental, health care and engineering fields.

Award-winning online labs

Oregon State's online chemistry courses feature a national award-winning, virtual chemistry lab platform that offers a student-centered, high-quality lab experience at no additional cost. Read more »

Courses within this microcredential give you access to Oregon State’s best-in-class online labs — providing ample opportunity for the exploration of concepts, with a focus on data analysis and experiment design. Additionally, you’ll delve into chemical principles and theories, learn how to safely conduct laboratory practices and understand the broader societal implications of chemistry. 


Required courses (15 credits)


The in-demand skills you’ll develop as a student in this microcredential will give you what you need to stand out and level up in your career.

  • Dimensional analysis
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Logarithms and exponential functions
  • Linear regression analysis

Start working toward a degree

Once you complete a microcredential in general chemistry, you can apply the 15 credits you earn directly toward various degrees delivered online by Oregon State including biohealth sciences, botany and other environmental science and health care programs. 

If you plan to apply credits from this microcredential toward a full degree, we encourage you to first contact your program of interest to learn more about the degree requirements. Please note that acceptance into a microcredential does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program.


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