What class should you take?

Program What Class To Start With

1. P.S. — Gen. Ed. Requirement *

No chemistry background, no plan to major in life of physical science, and you will probably never take another chemistry course again.

CHEM 1010 — one semester course — (LAB OPTIONAL)

G.E. credit in physical science

2. Physical Science *

  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Geoscience
  • Physics
  • Physical Science Composite Teaching

CHEM 1200 — one semester course — No prior chemistry background required. This course will prepare you for the chemistry 1210, 1220 series — you should be taking MATH 1050 — (NO LAB)

G.E. credit in physical science

CHEM 1210 — Start of a two semester series for those who have had High School Chemistry or Chem 1200. This class is a required support course or optional support course for all physical sciences. Math 1050 is prerequisite for this course — (LAB)

G.E credit in physical science


3. Life Science

  • B.S. in Biology
  • B.S. in Biology Secondary Education
  • B.S. in Biology Secondary Education with Integrated Science

CHEM 1210 is required for a B.S. in Biology — you may want to take Chem 1200 first (see above)

4. Graduate Professional Schools

  • premedicine
  • predentistry
  • prepharmacy
  • prevetrinary medicine
Although you can major in a number of different areas, most professional schools require a full year of general chemistry and a full year of organic chemistry — therefore you should start with either

CHEM 1200 — No prior chemistry background required (NO LAB) — This class will prepare you for the CHEM 1210, 1220 series
OR
CHEM 1210 — if you have High School Chemistry or have finished Chem 1200 — MATH 1010 is prerequisite for this course
Do Not start with Chem 1110, it will not help you

5. Nursing

You need to look at the specific program of interest and check with your advisor. However, most of the programs require:
CHEM 1110 — No prior chemistry background required (LAB)
G.E. credit in Physical Science

6. Manufacturing Engineering Technology

7. Mechanical Engineering Technology

CHEM 1110 — is suggested as a G.E. physical science credit for both of these programs — No prior chemistry background required
CHEM 1110 — is a required support course for both programs if you are interested in an associates of applied science degree — No prior chemistry background required

G.E. credit in Physical Science

8. Pre-Engineering

CHEM 1210 — is required for this program — MATH 1050 is prerequisite for this course

G.E. credit in Physical Science

***you will want to take Chem 1200 first if you have little or no chemistry background***

Automotive Service Technology

CHEM 1010 or CHEM 1110 — is required as a Physical Science G.E. credit — check with your advisor