Chemistry and Lab Courses – Online
Online chemistry overviewNOTE: Due to the university’s efforts to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19, Oregon State’s on-campus summer 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@.
Your pathway to degree completion and career development runs through Oregon State University’s Department of Chemistry, where interactive teaching techniques and opportunities to hone your professional skills are brought to life in a series of rigorous online courses and labs.
Delivered online by nationally ranked OSU Ecampus, these course and lab sequences for science, non-science and engineering majors are all developed and taught by world-class chemistry faculty in a flexible format that gives you the ability to keep moving forward.
Complete chemistry course listing
|CH 110||CH 110 - ROYGBIV: The Chemistry of Colors is an introduction to basic chemistry concepts and their importance in understanding the science behind color. Students will collect, analyze and draw defensible conclusions from experimental data on a variety of concepts. The concepts can also be applied to a variety of topics including, history, art, botany and cell biology. This class includes a mail order lab component (estimated cost: $112.50) that is shipped to the student.|
|CH 121, 122, 123||General Chemistry for non-science majors (online labs included)
General Chemistry for non-science majors is a sequence for students in a variety of the science and health-related fields. Students with majors in physical science, biological science, environmental sciences, health, exercise, nutrition, nursing and natural resources may require this sequence in their program of study. The full sequence consists of three quarter terms: CH 121, CH 122 and CH 123.
|CH 231, 232, 233 &
CH 261, 262, 263
|General Chemistry for science majors (optional in-person labs)|
|CH 201, 202||
Chemistry for Engineering Majors
|CH 130||General Chemistry of Living Systems (online labs included)
CH 130 – General Chemistry of Living Systems (4). This one-term survey course provides an introduction to organic chemistry and the chemistry of biological systems. It fulfills requirements for many majors in the health professions. All components of the course, including the lab experience, are completed online. The course covers: acids and bases; alkanes; alkenes; alkynes; aromatic compounds; alcohols and ethers; amines and amides; aldehydes and ketones; carboxylic acids and esters; carbohydrates; lipids; amino acids and proteins; enzymes; biochemical energy; nucleic acids and protein synthesis.
|CH 140||General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (online labs included)
CH 140 – General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (6). Students who require only "one semester of chemistry with labs" should consider taking this class. This 6 quarter-credit class follows OSU's quarter schedule (10 weeks plus finals) and could transfer to a semester school as 4 semester credits.
* Examples of majors requiring one semester of chemistry include: dental hygiene, dietetics, exercise science and some nursing programs. This class gives students a foundation in general chemistry and introduces important topics related to the chemistry of living systems. The lab component is included in the course and can be completed fully online. Topics include measurement, energy and matter, nuclear chemistry, bonding, gases, solutions, rates and equilibrium, acids and bases, organic compounds and reactions, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids and protein synthesis, and metabolism.
|CH 331, 332, 337||Organic Chemistry (hybrid online/in-person labs)
Organic Chemistry is an upper-level sequence for students in a variety of science and health-related fields including dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, chemical engineering, as well as students not majoring in chemistry who require these additional chemistry training courses in their program of study. Please note that CH 337 is a hybrid online/on-campus course.
|CH 390||Environmental Chemistry
CH 390 – Environmental Chemistry (3). Sources, reactions, transport, effects, and fates of chemical species in water, soil, air, and living environments and the effects of technology thereon.
|CH 411||Inorganic Chemistry
CH 411 – Inorganic Chemistry (3). Fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry including atomic structure, bonding models for molecules and solids, symmetry, acid/base chemistry, oxidation-reduction, and metal-ligand complexes.
CH 441 - Physical Chemistry (3). Thermodynamics, electrochemistry, solutions, kinetic theory of gases, chemical kinetics, quantum theory and statistical mechanics, molecular structure and spectroscopy.
|CH 584||Chemistry for teachers
CH 584 – Instruments and Online Interactions in the Physical Sciences (3). This fully online course is designed for middle school, high school and college-level science instructors, as well as graduate students in STEM education. At class completion, students will have created a portfolio of instructional lab content that can be used in their practice. Graduate level tuition applies to this course.
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Benefits of studying online with Oregon State University
- All classes are developed by OSU's world-class College of Science faculty, who are known for their research, expertise and innovation.
- Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
- OSU's online students receive the same transcripts as on-campus students.
- All online students pay in-state tuition.
- Students can study from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.