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
$318 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. Courses numbered 5XX and higher are graduate level tuition.
Delivery
Online Course sequences can include classes that are delivered online, as well as a blend of online coursework with one or a few required site-based classes.
Start terms
4 per year

Chemistry Lab Courses

Online labs for non-science majors

NOTE: Due to the university’s efforts to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19, Oregon State’s on-campus summer and fall chemistry labs are subject to change. Please refer to the Ecampus Schedule of Classes, or contact the Department of Chemistry for more details at chemistry.ecampus@oregonstate.edu.

OSU’s online 12X general chemistry labs lets you explore concepts and expand your understanding in a simulated classroom. Working from our video lectures, you move from concept to application. Each lab includes three sections: Introduction, Experiment and Discussion. The introduction reviews the concept and elaborates on the lab itself. In the experiment, you use the virtual tools in a step-by-step process to gather data for your analysis. Finally, in the discussion, you can review your findings with your fellow students and get real time feedback from your instructor.

Oregon State Online Chemistry Labs

View OSU's online chemistry lab classroom and become immersed in an active learning environment where exploration is the guiding theme.

Labs for science and engineering majors

Chemistry labs are offered at OSU’s main campus in Corvallis, Oregon for students requiring the 23X chemistry courses. To minimize time required on-campus, Ecampus students may opt to take each lab 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 delivered as OSU campus classes 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.

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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