Most undergraduate engineering degrees require a minimum sequence of chemistry courses. Normally, only biomedical and chemical engineering students take chemistry during their first year, and students majoring in other areas of engineering take chemistry during their sophomore year. If you are not sure what area of engineering you want to pursue, but are considering biomedical or chemical engineering, you should take chemistry during your first semester.
- CHEM (L07) 111A: General Chemistry I (3 units) - offered only FALL semester
- CHEM (L07) 151: General Chemistry Laboratory I (2 units) - offered only FALL
- CHEM (L07) 112A: General Chemistry II (3 units) - offered only SPRING semester
- CHEM (L07) 152: General Chemistry Laboratory II (2 units) - offered only SPRING
Students who receive a 5 on the AP test in Chemistry will receive 3 units each for Chemistry 103 and 104. This is elective Chemistry credit. Students who receive a 4 on the AP test will receive 3 units for Chemistry 103. Students who receive a 3, 2 or 1 score do not receive any credit.
Credit for Chemistry 103 and Chemistry 104 has no bearing on fulfillment of the chemistry requirements for premed or engineering majors and cannot be used to satisfy prerequisites for Organic Chemistry.
Engineering students with an AP Chemistry score of 5 may sign a form in the Engineering Student Services Office (Lopata Hall, Room 303) to receive "proficiency" credit for Chemistry 111A, 112A, 151, and 152. Engineering students with "proficiency" credit will not be required to complete the Chemistry course sequence for engineering majors.
Dear First-Year Student,
All first-year students registering for General Chemistry I (Chemistry 111A) in the fall are expected to take the online chemistry diagnostic exam between June 18, 2012 and August 17, 2012. Before you take the exam you should review the online tutorial, practice problems and practice quiz questions.
The objectives of the online diagnostic exam and tutorials are:
- To provide a means and motivation for you to review prerequisite material that is needed to be successful in Chemistry 111A but which is not explicitly covered in the Chem 111A lectures.
- To help fill in gaps in your knowledge base (via the online tutorials) and to provide a means of identifying areas that need further work (via the online diagnostic exam).
- To identify students who may require supplementary resources at WU such as specific topic-based review workshops and extended recitation sections. Recommendations regarding extended recitations will be given to you by your academic advisor when you meet him or her in late August.
- To introduce interested students to real-life applications and cutting-edge research that takes place in the Department of Chemistry through Advanced Application tutorials.
The tutorial, practice problems and quizzes, and the diagnostic exam are accessible online. You will need your six-digit WU student ID number to access this website, but no password is required. If you have questions about your student ID number or any problems logging onto the website please, please contact Dr. Shawn Shields.
The tutorial website contains Exam Instructions, Frequently Asked Questions and a Hints page. We appreciate your comments, so please feel free to submit your feedback via the "Feedback/Comments" link on the tutorial page.
William E. Buhro, PhD
Chair, Department of Chemistry Senior Lecturer in Chemistry
George E. Pake Professor in Arts & Sciences
Regina F. Frey, PhD
Director, The Teaching Center