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General Chemistry Requirements

Please see below for the chem 4, 1A & 1E chemistry and math requirements.

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Chem 4

An ALEKS score of 61 or higher is required. Chem 4 is designed for students who do not pass the Chemistry Diagnostic Exam with a score of 35 or higher. All students planning to register for Chem 4 are strongly encouraged to take the Chemistry Diagnostic Exam before instruction begins to accurately determine their need for the class.

Exception: Concurrent enrollment in math 12 allowed with an ALEKS score below 61 (or no ALEKS score).

Requirement
Chemistry Math
None.  61 or higher on ALEKS, or
concurrently enrolled in MATH 12, or
MATH 12 completion, or
A score of 3 or higher on AP Calculus Exam

Chem 1A

All students who want to register for chem 1A must pass the chemistry diagnostic exam before registering for the class. The exam will not be offered after the semester begins. An ALEKS score of 61 or higher is required.

For Fall, 2020, we are also accepting any of the following in place of a Chemistry Diagnostic Exam score of 35 or higher:

  • AP Chemistry score of 2 or higher
  • Received a C or higher in a Chem 4 equivalent class at another university
  • Attempted a Chem 1A equivalent class at another university and received a D- to a C-
Requirement
Chemistry Math
35 or higher
or passed chem 4 with a C or better
61 or higher on ALEKS, or
Math 12 completion, or
A score of 3 or higher on AP Calculus Exam

Chem 1E

All students who want to register for chem 1A must pass the chemistry diagnostic exam before registering for the class. The exam will not be offered after the semester begins. An ALEKS score of 76 or higher is required.

For Fall, 2020, we are also accepting any of the following in place of a Chemistry Diagnostic Exam score of 35 or higher:

  • AP Chemistry score of 2 or higher
  • Received a C or higher in a Chem 4 equivalent class at another university
  • Attempted a Chem 1A or 1E equivalent class at another university and received a D- to C-
Requirement
Chemistry Math
35 or higher 
or passed chem 4 with a C or better
76 or higher on ALEKS, or
Math 29 completion, or
A score of 3 or higher on AP Calculus Exam